Knoxville’s Hidden History

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com It’s hard to imagine what the little settlement of Knoxville looked like before the place became a town. When the territorial governor was looking for a location for a capitol, he considered the Southwest Point Fort in what is now Kingston and the James White Fort in Knoxville. That was before […]

Gibbs bounces back as Rodgers leads Eagles’ ground game

By Steve Williams Gibbs clinched a playoff berth Friday night, but what satisfied its head football coach more than anything was getting a win. It had been over a month since Brad Conley’s team had tasted victory. Fresh off an open date, the Eagles had a feast, romping past young and winless South-Doyle 39-14 at […]

Story and Coughlin take top honors in KIL cross country

By Steve Williams Two sophomores – one that has already made a mark in the sport and one that is up and coming – led the way in the 2015 KIL cross country championship meet. Christian Academy of Knoxville’s Rebecca Story repeated as the girls’ champion as expected, while Webb School’s Carter Coughlin was a […]

New Music Review: Jenny & Tyler a duo that delivers

Earlier last week while my car was in the shop for routine maintenance I had the opportunity to catch up on some new music. One duo that struck a cord with me “Jenny and Tyler.” The music brings an immediate indie vibe. The tempo, the hook, and the beat, are all very hypnotic. I began […]

Legal and Public Notices for October 12, 2015

foreclosure notices   SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   Sale at public auction will be on October 19, 2015 on or about 11:00AM local time, at the North door, Knox County Courthouse, Knoxville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by BRADLEY C CORUM AND […]

The Knoxville Focus for Monday, October 12, 2015

  October Board of Education Meetings Yield Unexpected Outcomes By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com The Board of Education sped through their regular meeting agenda in under an hour last week, thanks in part to deferring two Board Policies and tabling a controversial document defining communication and information requests for the Board. At Monday’s work session, Karen […]

Publisher’s Position: Non-profit Politics

By Steve Hunley If anything in this town epitomizes the establishment, it is Leadership Knoxville.  Ostensibly an organization to indoctrinate those deemed worthy enough to be invited to participate on government, process and politics.  For a few years now, Leadership Knoxville has held a school for candidates. For a mere $50, prospective candidates got lunch […]

Bobcats a big hit in Late Late Show, 48-14

By Steve Williams Senior Night at Central High turned into the Late Late Show starring Jeremiah Howard, Jadarius Sackie and the guys in the trenches. A thunderstorm delayed the start of the annual Battle of Black Oak Ridge against Halls for 1 hour and 20 minutes. The game finally got underway at 9:10 and ended […]

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