Knox County School Board Member Karen Carson adds to her legacy!

Karen Carson, the 5th district representative of the school board further added onto her stellar tenure as a representative for the people. While some might debate that her greatest legacy is defeating a ONE TERM incumbent so bad that when the person ran for a volunteer elected position of  State Executive Committee voters overwhelmingly rejected […]

Bobby Waggoner for Sheriff?

At last night’s Karn’s Republican Club meeting, Bobby Waggoner announced he is forming an exploratory committee in consideration of a bid at the Knox County Sheriff’s seat. Should he choose to run of the office, he would square off against incumbent Sheriff J.J. Jones.

Another game changing public forum at City Council

  Public forum once again became a major game changer tonight at the city council meeting. At issue was whether to give city streets to the University of Tennessee. Once again, much like the bus shelter situation UT appeared very unprepared. What occurred was one individual who actually works for UT laid out a solid […]

Knoxville Focus for September 3, 2013

Knoxville Focus for September 3, 2013

Click here to view this week’s Focus. Bob Thomas announces candidacy for Knox County Commission At-Large Seat By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com “I am excited to announce that I am seeking a countywide seat on Knox County Commission. It is my desire to help ensure that our Knox County Commission continues to be responsive to the people […]

Celebration service held for new Ministry Center

Celebration service held for new Ministry Center

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com When it became apparent that the former educational building at Alice Bell Baptist Church (ABBC) in Knoxville had to be replaced due to structural problems, the church’s goal became to construct a facility that would meet not only its own needs, but the needs of the community as well. That goal […]

The Old Confederate: William Brimage Bate

The Old Confederate: William Brimage Bate

By Ray Hill Just a few years following America’s bloody Civil War, as states were readmitted to the Union, old Confederates began to arrive in Congress.  The United States Senate particularly came to be dominated by Southerners, who occupied most of the powerful committee chairmanships.  It has been frequently said the Senate was the South’s […]

Fulton’s defense and speed beats Bearden 52-0

Fulton’s defense and speed beats Bearden 52-0

By Steve Williams Bearden won the first two minutes of its football showdown with Fulton Friday night, but after that it was all Falcons. The showdown turned into a blowout. Fulton, defending Class 4A state champion, left Bearden with a 52-0 win on its resume, its second straight victory over a Class 6A opponent and […]