By Steve Williams There were times this basketball season when Tennessee Vols fans were either complaining or yawning or doing both. That old saying in sports about “offense sells tickets and defense wins championships” was being put to a test, and head coach Cuonzo Martin’s style of play was being seriously questioned. A 37-36 loss […]
FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA AND Sarah Moore Greene Students TO PLANT FIFTH ANNUAL WHITE HOUSE KITCHEN GARDEN
On Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 1:30 PM ET, First Lady Michelle Obama will join school children from across the country to plant the White House Kitchen Garden for the fifth year in a row. Mrs. Obama planted a vegetable garden on the South Lawn to initiate a national conversation around the health and wellbeing […]
There will be no meeting of the East Knox Republican Club for April. The second Thursday meeting date falls the evening immediately prior to Knox County Lincoln Day Dinner.
Mayor Burchett announced this morning that two local radio stations are each sponsoring headlining musical acts during SouthFest on April 12 & 13. Both performances will be held outside of Emery’s 5 & 10 on Chapman Highway. At 6:15 p.m. on Friday, April 12, Homer Hart will perform. His performance is sponsored by Q 93.1 […]
Tennessee used a 25-5 first-half run and cruised to a 74-69 victory in the Sweet 16 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on Sunday evening. Tennessee (27-7) will play in the Elite Eight on Tuesday night at 9 p.m., on ESPN. The No. 2 seeded Lady Vols await the winner of the Baylor/Louisville game, which took […]
SouthDoyle Neighborhood Association Meeting April 2, 2013 7:00 PM Please invite a friend and hope to see you on Tuesday night.
Click here to view this week’s Focus. Brooks, Niceley Bills Would Take Away Your Primary Vote By Steve Hunley Time travel may still be impossible, but State Senator Frank Nicely and State Representative Harry Brooks have a bill pending in the Tennessee General Assembly that would turn back the clock. Way back. Brooks and Nicely […]
By Focus Staff State Senator Frank Niceley and State Representative Harry Brooks are sponsoring a bill (House Bill 415) to allow the Republican and Democratic caucuses in Nashville to select the nominees for the United States Senate. This week’s Knoxville Focus queried voters whether they preferred to choose nominees in primary elections or allow the […]
By Ray Hill John Sherman Cooper was one of the most enduring and popular public figures in Kentucky in the post World War II era and he was, of all things, a Republican. Cooper was among those titanic figures that dominated Kentucky politics for decades, including Senator and Vice President Alben Barkley and […]
By Steve Williams The calendar may have said “spring break,” but Old Man Winter wasn’t ready to be benched last week. He could go another inning or two. As a result, a lot of games involving Knox County high school baseball and softball teams were postponed or canceled because of snow or cold weather on […]