Boy plays with ‘heavy heart’ in AYSO Games

Boy plays with ‘heavy heart’ in AYSO Games

By Steve Williams There’s no question the young boy would have had an excused absence. His dad had died just four days before the American Youth Soccer Organization’s National Games were to start in Knoxville. But Logan Ewing, goal keeper for the Knoxville Force in the under-10 age division, chose to play. His father, Leonard […]

Voters Prefer Citizens To Operate Businesses

Voters Prefer Citizens To Operate Businesses

By Focus Staff For this week’s Focus poll, voters were asked the question, “In your opinion, should a person be required to be a US citizen in order to obtain a business license to legally operate a business in Knox County?” Overall, just over 80% of Knox County voters said they do believe one should […]

Troy Lane Officially Sworn In as UT’s Chief of Police

Troy Lane Officially Sworn In as UT’s Chief of Police

Troy Lane was officially sworn as the new chief of police at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Thursday morning. Assistant Chief Debbie Perry — who served as interim chief of the department before Lane’s hiring — conducted the swearing-in, in which Troy promised to uphold the United States constitution and the laws of the state […]

Karns LL teams are battling for state berth

Karns LL teams are battling for state berth

By Steve Williams Karns is hosting the District 6 Little League baseball tournament this week. Six teams are in the tourney, which is the first step to Williamsport, Pa., and the nationally televised summer classic. Karns has two teams in the all-star tourney for 11 and 12-year-olds, joining a team each from Union County, Maryville, […]

Smoky Mountain Home Health and Hospice Celebrates 30 years

Smoky Mountain Home Health and Hospice Celebrates 30 years

Since 1982, Smoky Mountain Home Health and Hospice has been serving thousands of East Tennessee residents in their home, nursing home, or place of residence. Now, thirty years later, Tammy Francis, RN, CDE, administrator and owner, still manages the agency on that she started literally out of the trunk of her car.  She realized after […]

Knox County Voters Disagree With High Court Ruling

Knox County Voters Disagree With High Court Ruling

By Focus Staff Knox County voters disapprove of the United States Supreme Court ruling upholding “Obamacare” by a 63-37% margin.  Voters were asked the question, “The Supreme Court ruled today to uphold the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act passed by Congress.  Do you agree or disagree with the decision to uphold the law?” Voters […]

City ready for Old Fashioned Fourth

City ready for Old Fashioned Fourth

Fireworks, a Patriotic Bike Parade and a dramatic presentation from some daring individuals will be among the highlights of an old-fashioned celebration at the City of Knoxville’s Festival on the Fourth, presented by OneMain Financial. This year, activities get underway at 2 p.m. and continue through the evening with a Fireworks Spectacular at 9:35 p.m., […]