The Knoxville Focus for September 18, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for September 18, 2017

Major zoning changes proposed for Knox County By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Knox County is being asked to make some major changes to its zoning regulations and the commissioners are beginning their learning curve about things like rural retreats, supportive housing and self-service storage facilities. The Metropolitan Planning Commission is proposing the changes and the Knox […]

Remembering Bearden with Jack Neely

Remembering Bearden with Jack Neely

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com When The Knoxville History Project and Jack Neely announced Neely would talk about the history of Bearden, no one expected a huge response. But by last Tuesday, the Project was telling people that the room at the Knoxville Parks and Recreation Office building was full and promising future sessions on the […]

Catholic hosts No. 1 Brentwood Academy Friday

PHOTO BY LEXIE GILLAND Fulton High's Aaron Winebarger performs a solo at halftime of the Falcons' game at Karns Friday night.

Catholic hosts No. 1 Brentwood Academy Friday

By Steve Williams Knoxville Catholic’s football team has come up short in two high-profile games this season, but will get another chance Friday night when it hosts the No. 1 rated team in the state. Perennial powerhouse Brentwood Academy will come to town with the distinction of being the state’s top team counting all classifications. […]

The Last Hurrah of Ross Bass, II

The Last Hurrah of Ross Bass, II

By Ray Hill Ross Bass, for ten years a congressman from Tennessee’s Sixth District and U. S. senator for two years, was seeking to return to Congress in 1976. Bass had earlier announced he was done with politics after a disappointing defeat in 1974 for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. Perhaps no politician in Tennessee’s history […]

Bearden honors Coach Eric Turner

Bearden honors Coach Eric Turner

By Ken Lay Bearden High School’s soccer field has a new name. It is now Turner-Allender Field. The school honored longtime soccer coach Eric Turner during halftime of the Lady Bulldogs 3-0 victory over Morristown West Tuesday night. Turner, who coached both the boys and girls teams at Bearden until 2014, when he retired after […]

Hardin Valley is working on a volleyball masterpiece

PHOTO BY BY LUTHER SIMMONS Hardin Valley's Mandy Prescott makes a play at the net in the Lady Hawks' second win of the season over rival Farragut.

Hardin Valley is working on a volleyball masterpiece

By Steve Williams Mitzi McCurry, head coach of Hardin Valley Academy’s talented volleyball team, knows puzzles can turn into pretty pictures. And for Coach McCurry and her players, what would be prettier than a picture of the Lady Hawks hoisting the Class AAA state championship trophy at the TSSAA tournament in October? Just close your […]

The Knoxville Focus for September 11, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for September 11, 2017

Harry Tindell gets nod from City Council By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com It’s pretty apparent that Lauren Rider and Harry Tindell get along well. During an appearance before the East Towne Business Alliance Wednesday morning the two joked and laughed with each other.  Rider led the field in the recent City Primary for 4th District City […]

Powell takes aim at playoffs after win over Karns

PHOTO BY LEXIE GILLAND / FUL.COM Fulton High band members pump up the crowd at kickoff time of Friday's rivalry game at Austin-East. The Falcons held on for a 20-14 win.

Powell takes aim at playoffs after win over Karns

By Steve Williams Rodney Ellison, Powell High head football coach, felt his team took a huge step towards making the playoffs this season with its 21-19 win at Karns Friday night. “We still have a lot of work to do, but this is a win we felt we had to have,” said Ellison, after the […]

Team numbers up in local youth football this season

PHOTO BY SHELBY PILANT Christian Academy of Knoxville defenders swarm a Carter running back in a Grasscutter Division game (age 9-under) in the Knox Metro Youth Football League at John Tarleton Park on Aug. 29. CAK won 20-6.

Team numbers up in local youth football this season

By Steve Williams The Knoxville Metro Youth Football League saw a significant decline last season in teams that play “tackle” football. Not including 6-under “flag” football teams, there were 102 teams in the KMYFL in 2016. That included teams in the 7U through 14U age divisions and is the lowest number of “tackle” teams in […]

The Last Hurrah of Ross Bass

The Last Hurrah of Ross Bass

By Ray Hill The 1974 Tennessee gubernatorial campaign took a heavy toll on the finances of several aspirants.  Dortch Oldham, who had run in the Republican primary, acknowledged spending perhaps $300,000 of his own money to fund his campaign.  Oldham said, “I don’t believe anybody would do that if he ever sat down before the […]

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