Congressman Ewin L. Davis

By Ray Hill   Someone once said. “Write what should not be forgotten” and ironically, I have forgotten who said it. Ewin Lamar Davis is little remembered today, but during his time he was an interesting figure and led a productive life. Born in Bedford County, Tennessee on February 5, 1876, Davis, one of several […]

Pilot Rocky Top League draft kicks off summer season

By Ken Lay The Pilot Rocky Top Basketball League unofficially kicked off its eighth season Wednesday night with its annual player draft at Doc’s All-American Grille. Now Knoxville Area fans can turn their attention to Opening Night. The season tips off today (June 15) at Catholic High School. Action begins at 6 p.m. with Knoxville […]

Fleet Falcon earns football scholarship to Eastern Kentucky

By Steve Williams Domonique Williams, Fulton High’s male Student-Athlete of the Year, played on his third straight state championship football team as a senior. He was a two-time All-State selection and signed a full scholarship to Eastern Kentucky University as a defensive back and kick returner. Williams, also a receiver in high school, earned All-District […]

Donation to Everly Park on agenda

  By Mike Steely Among the many items on the Knoxville City Council agenda tonight are several donations to various organizations including $1,000 from Community Improvement Funds toward the creation of the Everly Brothers Park. City Councilman Duane Grieve has requested the funding which will go through Legacy Parks Foundation which is acting as fiscal […]

Knoxville Focus for June 8, 2015

BOE votes to ‘cure’ mismanagement of grants By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com The Board of Education was desperately looking for a way to fix the problems with the Broad Resident Program grant revealed last month, in which a grant award requiring matching funds from the county was neither voted on by the BOE or submitted to […]

Senator Massey speaks at East Knoxville Forum

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com When state Senator Becky Duncan Massey was running for office she knocked on many doors. One of those doors was that of Michael Covington. “Once you get to know Senator Massey you feel like you’ve known her for a long time,” Covington said last Monday. “You didn’t open the door,” she […]

Big City Dentistry, Small Town Feel

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Offering upscale professional dental office care, Kennedy Dentistry is located just north of Knoxville, in Powell, Tennessee. The office, at 2529 West Emory Road, is celebrating 10 years of service to the area. To celebrate the anniversary, Dr. Kennedy recently treated his staff on a cruise to Nassau, Bahamas. Dr Kennedy’s […]

Congressman Sam McReynolds of Tennessee

By Ray Hill Very few people remember Samuel Davis McReynolds, who was a long-time Congressman representing Tennessee’s Third District, which includes Chattanooga; yet during his time, he was a highly influential member of the House of Representatives. Quite likely, McReynolds’ career has been eclipsed by that of his successor, Estes Kefauver. McReynolds was born in […]

It’s just football now for South-Doyle’s Brody Rollins

By Steve Williams Brody Rollins is not one to slow down, but his athletic career on the next level may be a little simpler. He won’t be going from one sport to the next as he did the past four years at South-Doyle High School. “Yes, I will only be playing football in college,” stated […]

Mills shares faith through basketball

By Ken Lay Her college playing days may be behind her but that doesn’t mean that Taylor Mills is finished with basketball — the sport that has dominated her life. “Basketball has opened so many doors for me and it gives me a platform to share my faith,” said Mills, who was a standout for […]

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