Corker Says Attempts to Bust Budget Caps a “Major Distraction” and “Not Helpful to the Process”

          From the office of Senator Bob Corker: In an interview Monday about ongoing budget and debt discussions on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom,” Senator Corker said Democrat efforts to increase spending levels beyond the budget caps put in place as a result of the 2011 Budget Control Act were a “major distraction” and […]

Knoxville Focus for October 14, 2013

Knoxville Focus for October 14, 2013

Click here to view this week’s Focus. A father takes a stand By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com Just over three years ago, Kirk Smalley was a construction worker living in Perkins, Oklahoma. His wife, Laura, worked in the cafeteria at a local school. Things weren’t perfect; they faced challenges common to any middle-class family living in […]

Busy Summer Leads to Even Busier Fall

Busy Summer Leads to Even Busier Fall

Summer is generally the season when most students enjoy time off from school activities, but it wasn’t the case for many Seymour High School choral students.  This past summer, Matt Gainey, Lydia Ogle, and Hannah Williams auditioned for and were accepted into the prestigious Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts.  While in attendance for six […]

Horace Maynard

Horace Maynard

By Ray Hill There are quite a few things named for Horace Maynard in our community, not the least of which is Maynardville.  Yet, few people seem to recall Horace Maynard, who was one of the masters of Tennessee’s rough and tumble politics before and after the Civil War. Horace Maynard was, at one time […]

Templeton is a champion and team leader

Templeton is a champion and team leader

Hardin Valley sweeps KIL cross country titles By Steve Williams After breezing to victory in the annual Knoxville Interscholastic League cross country meet and taking a few seconds to catch his breath, Aaron Templeton didn’t leave for the tent area. Instead, he stayed to shout encouragement to his Hardin Valley Academy teammates as they approached […]

Greenhouse Cistern dedicated at Halls High School

Greenhouse Cistern dedicated at Halls High School

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of Knox County Schools, joined members of the Halls Outdoor Classroom Committee to dedicate a new greenhouse cistern at Halls High School last week. “The new greenhouse cistern is an exciting project for agriculture students at Halls High School,” said Knox […]

Tennessee Basketball – Martin Keynote Speaker at Friday's UT Male Summit

  The University of Tennessee is hosting its inaugural Male Summit Friday from 3-9 p.m. in the University Center’s Shiloh Room, and third-year men’s basketball head coach Cuonzo Martin is the event’s keynote speaker. Martin’s speech will focus on the things males at UT can do academically, socially and personally to make a change in themselves and this campus. Other Summit sessions include Making the […]

SEEED's Music Harvest Festival on Market Square This Weekend

For the fourth year, SEEED will be showcasing a wide variety of music genres at the Annual Music Harvest.  Enjoy a nice fall evening on Market Square with free entertainment. The MC will be former Vol quarterback Sterling Henton. Kuumba Watoto Children’s Dance and Dance Company; Logan Murrell, adult contemporary; Josh Outsey and LaNyah Outsey-Pettway, positive eco-positive […]