Holiday Open House at the Museum of East Tennessee History

Holiday Open House at the Museum of East Tennessee History

Saturday, December 10, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Cookies and apple cider will warm the day at the East Tennessee Historical Society’s Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 10. Entertainment will be provided by the Smokyland Sound Chorus of the Greater Knoxville Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Activities include craft demonstrations and the sale of […]

The Knoxville Focus for December 5, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for December 5, 2016

Teacher Advisory Committee discusses evaluations By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Teacher evaluations and school textbooks were the topics of Tuesday’s meeting of the Knox County Teacher Advisory Committee and Interim Superintendent Buzz Thomas said the meeting was incredibly helpful. Thomas chaired the group, made up of 20 teachers and one assistant principal, and opened the discussion […]

Let’s Get Control of Controlled Substances

Let’s Get Control of Controlled Substances

By Steve Hunley The problem of drug addiction in America is complex, troubling and growing at an alarming rate.  Yet I wonder if our country has really made the effort to properly regulate opioid painkillers.  Clearly if Walmart can instantly know how and when to restock its shelves through their perpetual inventory system, the technology […]

Webb Falls to Lausanne 12-9 in Division II-A Title Game

PHOTO BY DANNY DUNLAP Webb sophomore running back Jah-Lil Jefferson carries the ball against Lausanne in the Division II-A championship game in Cookeville. The Memphis team edged the Spartans 12-9 for its first state football title.

Webb Falls to Lausanne 12-9 in Division II-A Title Game

By Alex Norman The Webb Spartans were looking for its ninth state championship, and fourth in five years. But it would be Lausanne Collegiate School picking up its first gold ball. On Thursday, December 1st, Lausanne edged Webb 12-9 for the Division II-A championship, in what was a surprisingly defensive matchup in Cookeville. The Spartans […]

Senator Howard Baker, Part Nine

Senator Howard Baker, Part Nine

By Ray Hill For much of 1979, Howard Baker was preoccupied with the business of running for president.  Senator Baker arrived at the Lyons Township Republican annual steak fry and the temperature was still a broiling 90 degrees as the sun went down.  Worse still, the sound system failed and Howard Baker stood at the […]

Changes guide Grace Rams to special title season

Cool champion. Head Coach Kris Kimbrough gets the "Gatorade treatment" from Assistant Coach Phillip Morgan after the Baby Roadrunners won this season's 6U Flag AFC championship in the Knox Metro Youth Football League. Assistant Coach Brandon Fair also was in on the fun. "I started to put the stuff up, then the coaches tried to give me a bath," said Kimbrough. "I ran for 10 minutes and finally gave in."

Changes guide Grace Rams to special title season

By Steve Williams It may be grassroots football, but the intricacies of it are more sophisticated than one might expect. At least that was the case for Grace Christian’s 11-and-under Pee Wee team this season. The Rams installed a new offense this year and put in a new defensive formation for the post-season tournament in […]

Turnovers, defensive lapses spell defeat for Admirals

Tough Night: Farragut's Elijah Thomas (34) and Caleb Thomas can't hide their frustration during the Admirals' 74-55 loss to Harriman last week at the Lynn E. Sexton Gymnasium. The defeat dropped Farragut to 1-2 on the season.

Turnovers, defensive lapses spell defeat for Admirals

By Ken Lay Farragut High School boys basketball coach Chris Cool is preaching patience as his young Admirals embark on the early stages of the 2016-17 basketball season. Trouble is: his team hasn’t quite bought over the first three games of the new campaign. “We have to learn to be more patient,” Cool said after […]

The Knoxville Focus for November 28, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for November 28, 2016

Angelic Ministries needs your help By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Angelic Ministries will host 25 families in need every Tuesday and Wednesday throughout December and supply them with Christmas gifts and various other sundries and household goods the families need. The ministry supplies everything from clothing to furniture for families that have lost most, if not […]

Mainstream Media Has Learned Nothing

Mainstream Media Has Learned Nothing

By Steve Hunley Following the election of Donald Trump it was readily apparent to even the mainstream news media they had not only missed the boat, but weren’t even at the right dock.  The publisher and chief editor of the New York Times assured readers the Grey Lady would “rededicate” herself to what it considered […]

Antique Addiction a superb place to shop

Antique Addiction a superb place to shop

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com It may well be the cleanest and best organized antique shop in the region and Kim and Donna are proud of their store and merchandise. Not only does Antique Addiction have lots of vendors but the ladies also offer their own selection of items. Located at 3529 West Emory Road in […]

1 2 3 43