Our Neighborhoods: FOUNTAIN CITY

Our Neighborhoods: FOUNTAIN CITY

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Bet you didn’t know that Fountain City started as a military supply depot for North Carolina and Tennessee Territorial militia. Bet you didn’t know that Fountain City was once an incorporated city. There are lots of things you probably don’t know about our neighborhoods in Knoxville and Knox County. We’ve […]

City budget passes with tax increase

City budget passes with tax increase

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com As predicted last week by The Focus, the budget proposed by Mayor Madeline Rogero, some $384,611,930, passed City Council but not after a last ditch effort to cut it back and shelve the tax increase. Councilman Nick Della Volpe led an attempt to cut the overall budget in the city council […]

Governor Buford Ellington

Governor Buford Ellington

By Ray Hill Buford Ellington is perhaps best remembered today for being one of Tennessee’s “leap-frog” governors, alternating terms with Frank Clement.  For almost twenty years, Clement and Ellington ruled Tennessee from the governor’s office. Ellington was not a native Tennessean, being born in Holmes County, Mississippi June 27, 1907.  Buford Ellington attempted to go […]

Gresham beats West Valley to nab soccer title

Gresham beats West Valley to nab soccer title

By Ken Lay Gresham Middle School’s boys soccer team ended its 2014 season recently with a Smoky Mountain Middle Soccer Championship. The Gladiators notched a 1-0 win over West Valley to claim the title. Gresham finished the season with a 10-1-1 record. Evan Downen scored the lone goal of the championship match against the Wolves […]

Sibley put on a show for Karns basketball fans

Sibley put on a show for Karns basketball fans

By Steve Williams Devin Sibley, Karns High’s Male Athlete of the Year, finished as the school’s all-time leading scorer in basketball with 2,239 points. He was nominated for McDonald’s All-America honors his senior season. Sibley also was a two-time TBCA All-State, PrepXtra and All-Knoxville Interscholastic League honoree and PrepXtra Player of the Year in 2013-14. […]

The Force have a rough weekend

FORCE TEAMS FIGHT, FALL, TO CHATTANOOGA FC RIVALS   The Knoxville Lady Force played an aggressive game Saturday evening at Regal Soccer Stadium against their rivals, Chattanooga FC. Despite good ball control and energy throughout the game, the Lady Force yielded the victory with a 2-1 finish in favor of Chattanooga.   Chattanooga took the […]

Update: Mayor Rogero responds in detail to the Tennessee Valley Area being selected for the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP)

Exclusive…Mayor Rogero  responded today with an  in-depth statement provided exclusively to the Knoxville Focus  about  the Tennessee Valley Region being selected for the  Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP.) For more information on how this program directly effects the Knoxville region please visit this website http://www.eda.gov/challenges/imcp/files/IMCP_2_Pager_Handout_Tennessee.pdf —Statement from the Mayor Rogero—- Mayor Rogero’s reaction to […]