Election of Lee, Blackburn historic

Election of Lee, Blackburn historic

By Steve Hunley The recent midterm election in Tennessee was historic.  I double checked my facts and Bill Lee is the first Republican governor-elect to take over from a member of his own party since 1869. Since 1970’s election of Republican Winfield Dunn, Tennesseans have gone back and forth between electing Republican and Democrat governors.  […]

Gloria Johnson wins Tennessee House seat

Gloria Johnson wins Tennessee House seat

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The one bright blue spot in Tuesday’s election was the victory of Gloria Johnson who won the 13th District Tennessee House race over incumbent Republican Eddie Smith. Johnson won with about 55% of the vote in a state and congressional district that heavily favored Republicans. The third time proved to be […]

Bobcats to host 12-0 David Crockett in quarterfinals

Bobcats to host 12-0 David Crockett in quarterfinals

By Steve Williams Central High’s football team has a big challenge ahead of it this week in the TSSAA 5A playoffs. Region 1 champion David Crockett High will be riding into Fountain City with a 12-0 record. In their second round game last week, the Pioneers posted a 32-0 win over Tennessee High, a team […]

Good first week for Vols hoops

KNOXVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 09, 2018 - Forward Grant Williams #2 of the Tennessee Volunteers during the game between the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns and the Tennessee Volunteers at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN. Photo By Andrew Ferguson/Tennessee Athletics

Good first week for Vols hoops

  By Alex Norman The most highly anticipated men’s basketball season in years got underway in solid fashion for Tennessee with two victories. On Tuesday, November 6th the Vols beat Lenoir-Rhyne 86-41.  Over 16,000 fans saw the Vols defeat head coach Rick Barnes’s alma mater.  But the game didn’t start the way Barnes had hoped.  […]

The Knoxville Focus for November 5, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for November 5, 2018

Survivors celebrated at 10th Pink Ribbon Celebration By Rose King The Grande Event Center was a sea of pink Tuesday for Compassion In Action’s 10th Annual Gala, The Pink Ribbon Celebration. Of the well over 500 attendees, more than 200 breast cancer survivors were given VIP treatment with champagne punch, appetizers and goodie bags in […]

Pension Decision Raises Bigger Questions

Pension Decision Raises Bigger Questions

By Steve Hunley The decision issued by Chancellor John Weaver regarding the lawsuit about pensions raises some bigger issues that will certainly confront the county for quite sometime to come.  In essence, Chancellor Weaver’s opinion focused upon one question: does the county mayor and county commission have the right to settle lawsuits involving the county.  […]

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