Powell Playhouse setting stage for 2016

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The late Nita Buell Black and several other people decided to create the Powell Playhouse following an alumni meeting of Powell High School graduates in 2010. They had talked about creating an acting group prior to that but after the alumni meeting finally set about contacting other people in the community […]

KCS receive gift from Haslam family, Pilot Flying J

The Knox County Schools will receive a significant gift from the Haslam family and Pilot Flying J to refurbish and modernize the football fields at the district’s 13 high schools over a 36-month period. The project is set to break ground in April 2016. Included in the gift will be an investment in academic support […]

Central High cheerleaders stay busy in the ‘giving’ season, too

By Steve Williams Cheers for the Central High School cheerleading squad! According to its coach, Jackie Raley, her “team” has given “well over 500 community service hours” since the spring of 2015. “The cheerleaders do a variety of community service each year and are always open to adding new events to our calendar,” said Raley […]

Legal and Public Notices for December 7, 2015

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated August 15, 2008, executed by John E. Ford, Thelma L. Ford, Nancy Phillips, conveying certain real property therein described to ROBERT M. WILSON, JR., as Trustee, as same appears of record […]

The Knoxville Focus for December 7, 2015

The Gift of Joy through Music By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Frank Graffeo, Executive Director of the Joy of Music School, was surprised Thursday with a donation from Steve Hunley, Fountain City Auction, The Knoxville Focus, and Fountain City Antiques Market. Electric and acoustic guitars, violins, a clarinet, a flute, a trumpet and many other items […]

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, […]

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