The Chalk Board

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com South Doyle Middle School Announces State of the Schools for January 12 The administration and staff of South Doyle Middle School invite you to attend their State of the School address and open communication meeting at 6 p.m. on January 12th in the auditorium. Principal Taiwo (Tye) Sutton and the administrative […]

Catholic completes comeback with gold rush, 48-8

By Steve Williams The football teams of Knoxville Catholic and Nashville Pearl-Cohn had much in common record-wise coming into the BlueCross Bowl Class 4A state championship game. Both had overcome 2-4 starts with eight straight wins to reach the finals with identical 10-4 records. It didn’t take long, however, to see a big difference in […]

Want to comment on downtown Food Trucks?

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Been downtown lately? Notice various food trucks here and there in the city? These mobile vendors sell everything from hot dogs, ice cream, burgers, fried pies, crepes, sandwiches, BBQ, Mexican and Caribbean food and so much more. Many downtown workers seem to like the idea but, until now, where and when […]

Harry Truman Goes To The Senate I

By Ray Hill There was a time when members of the United States Senate were not only considered some of the most talented and extraordinary people in their respective states, but the entire country.  Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, and John C. Calhoun all occupied seats in the U. S. Senate at the same time and […]

Lady Wolves use late rally to down Northwest

By Ken Lay West Valley Middle School’s girls basketball team has appeared in the last five postseason tournament championship games but the young Lady Wolves have struggled early this season. But West Valley might’ve turned the corner when it notched a 35-34 comeback victory at Northwest on Monday, Nov. 30. The Lady Wolves (2-2 overall, […]

Legal and Public Notices for November 30, 2015

    NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE   STATE OF TENNESSEE, KNOX COUNTY WHEREAS, Teretta Hall and Harold Hall executed a Deed of Trust to Argent Mortgage Company, LLC, Lender and Wesley D. Turner, Trustee(s), which was dated October 25, 2006 and recorded on November 6, 2006 in Instrument No. 200611060038984, Knox County, Tennessee Register of […]

The Knoxville Focus for Monday, November 30, 2015

Pilot Flying J to sponsor Battle at Bristol By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “College Football’s Biggest Ever” game just might live up to its slogan with some 150,000 fans watching the UT Volunteers face the Virginia Tech Hokies next September at the Bristol Motor Speedway. The game at the speedway, almost ten years in planning, will […]

Operation Christmas Child Gives To Many

By David Klein From November 16-November 23, Knoxville area residents dropped off thousands of shoe boxes at three collection centers for Operation Christmas Child, an organization headed by Samaritan’s Purse. The program donates school supplies, hygiene items such as toothpaste and toothbrushes, and toys to children from ages 2-14 to countries around the world. According […]

Claude Pepper of Florida

By Ray Hill There is likely no other career that affords fewer opportunities for revival than politics.  Even more rare in a political career is redemption.  Claude Pepper’s political career spanned a remarkable sixty years, from 1928 until his death in 1989.  By the time he died, Pepper was something of an iconic figure, especially […]

Balanced attack, stiff ‘D’ lifts Bearden

By Ken Lay Bearden High School’s girls basketball team proved that it could evenly distribute the ball Tuesday night. The Lady Bulldogs also showed that they liked to play a little defense. Defensive tenacity and a balanced scoring attack spelled victory for Bearden in a 64-37 victory over Alcoa in the opening round of the […]

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