Heifner scores 1,000 points in middle school career

Heifner scores 1,000 points in middle school career

By Ken Lay Carter Middle School eighth grader Jordan Heifner recently closed out a stellar middle school career. And when she did so, she was in elite company. A three-year middle school career, including her seventh and eighth-grade years starring for the Lady Hornets, ended with Heifner scoring 1,000 points. “It was a big honor,” […]

Well… Money Can’t Buy Everything

Well… Money Can’t Buy Everything

By Steve Hunley The people of Knoxville and Knox County deserve a big pat on the back for coming out and voting last Tuesday.  If anybody doubts the power of voting, last week’s election should dispel a lot of preconceived notions; if anybody doubts the ability of the people to overcome a deluge of cash […]

Trolley service cut back for Summit Towers

Trolley service cut back for Summit Towers

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Knoxville Transit Authority is looking to start implementing changes to its trolley services this May. One of the proposed changes, dealing with service to Summit Towers, saw debate for much of KTA’s February meeting. Although the trolley route will add Saturday service and continue to serve Summit Hill Drive every […]

Charles Evans Hughes

Charles Evans Hughes

By Ray Hill Charles Evans Hughes achieved just about every high office that could come to one man save one: the presidency, and he came mighty close to achieving that as well.  Judge Learned Hand once paid tribute to both Hughes and his son, Charles Evan Hughes, Jr., saying, the elder Hughes was the greatest […]

Peter’s late goal nets cup for Admirals

Peter’s late goal nets cup for Admirals

By Ken Lay It took a late goal and perhaps an extra game but the Farragut High School hockey club was able to win its third consecutive Moore Cup Championship Thursday night. “We did what we set out to do and we got 41 shots,” Admirals coach Jeff Lindsay said after his squad notched a […]

Fulton beats CAK for Region 2AA Title

Fulton beats CAK for Region 2AA Title

By David Klein In Thursday night’s Region 2AA Title game at Alcoa, Fulton took CAK’s best counterattack and thwarted a Warrior rally. Withstanding an 18-4 Warrior run in the third quarter, the Falcons picked up their defense in the fourth quarter, and Regional MVP Kentel Williams provided 12 of his 23 points  to give the […]

Sentinel Endorsements… I’ll Pass!

Sentinel Endorsements… I’ll Pass!

By Steve Hunley The Sentinel endorsement certainly doesn’t rank right up there with an Oscar, although to hear some candidates tell it, you’d think it does.  Of course if you don’t have anything else to brag about, maybe it helps. All these candidates bragging about the Sentinel’s endorsement ought to reflect for a moment on […]

Newell Sanders

Newell Sanders

By Ray Hill For a time, there was no more influential Republican in the State of Tennessee than Newell Sanders. Sanders was a Republican at a time when the GOP was at a distinct disadvantage in the Volunteer State, yet he helped to build his party and became a power in the national councils of […]