Indians start fast, topple Cherokees 78-63

By Ken Lay South-Doyle High School’s boys basketball team finally had a full roster for its game on Monday, Nov. 24. That was the good news. But the Cherokees, who got several players back from the school’s football team which just wrapped up a postseason run. South-Doyle, however, had just one full practice to prepare […]

The Danger of Athlete Worship

By Alex Norman By many accounts, Tennessee senior linebacker A.J. Johnson is a team leader and a beloved comrade for the Vols. He is also being investigating for an inexcusable crime. Last week it became known that Johnson and redshirt sophomore defensive back Michael Williams are under investigation by the Knoxville Police Department for rape […]

Legal & Public Notices for November 24, 2014

75 FORECLOSURES SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on January 12, 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 DHIA ALFATLAWY AND MOUNIRA OMAR BELLATRECHE, […]

Knoxville Focus for November 24, 2014

S-D Cadet Receives Bronze Cross Award On November 20, South-Doyle High School Army Junior ROTC Senior Cadet Jacob S. Hale was presented with the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross Award from the Legion of Valor of the United States of America Inc., an organization founded in 1890 and comprised of Medal of Honor and Service […]

Rebels close strong, move on to semis with a 34-14 win over South-Doyle

West will travel to Rhea County on Friday By Bill Mynatt, Radio Voice of South-Doyle Cherokee football on AM 620 WRJZ After losing by a single point to Henry County in the class 5A finals a year ago, the West High Rebels have been on a season-long mission to get back to Cookeville to […]

Fulton Relies on Quick Scores to Beat Sullivan South

By David Klein The Fulton Falcons spotted the Sullivan South Rebels a brief 7-6 lead Friday night at Fulton, but it didn’t last long. Fulton reeled off 43 straight points on its way to a 49-14 victory in the third round of the 4A playoffs. Dominique William’s and K.J. Roper each had two touchdowns for […]

‘Mr. Speaker:’ John McCormack of Massachusetts

By Ray Hill   “I have no hesitancy in insisting that Government in an emergency do everything that can reasonably be done to relieve human suffering and distress.” That was the philosophy of John William McCormack throughout his long political career and he lived by it. John W. McCormack of Boston was an old-fashioned politico.  […]

Our Neighborhoods: Alice Bell

By Mike Steely She was a remarkable woman, years ahead of her time, and her memory lasts through the many places and things named for her in Knoxville. Alice Bell was the daughter of Samuel Newton Bell and his wife Margery Legg. Samuel built the old Bell Home on Washington Pike in 1858. Alice […]

Semifinal win is bittersweet for Webb quarterback

By Steve Williams Brock Beeler had tears in his eyes. The Webb School senior quarterback was happy the Spartans had defeated Evangelical Christian School and would be advancing to the TSSAA Division II-A state championship game. But he was also sad about having just played his last game at Faust Field. Yes, it was a […]

Looking back and looking forward.

Special thanks goes out to some amazing people! First off, to Mayor Rogero’s office. Early Friday morning, I spoke with the Mayor’s communication staff. My inquiry was whether anyone made a request for a color change of the bridge. With the Vols playing and many events occurring, I was doubtful that everything could work.   […]

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