Betty’s Florist, The Flower Pot take it personally

Betty’s Florist, The Flower Pot take it personally

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “We take it personally, just like the flowers were coming from us,” says Emily Campen. She and her sister, Mary Beth Cary-Reagan, own three florist’s shops in the Knoxville area and take a personal approach in preparing flower arrangements for you. Betty’s Florist, at 8205 Chapman Highway, has more than 30 […]

Martin and Mavericks pull away for 71-43 win

Martin and Mavericks pull away for 71-43 win

By Steve Williams Sophomore quarterbacks Stanton Martin of Anderson County and Clinton’s Luke Harrison play on the same AAU basketball team, so maybe it was fitting their football teams put up a basketball-like score when they played each other Friday night. The host Mavericks pulled away from Clinton with a fourth quarter stampede. Twenty-eight points […]

Gryphons enjoy their stay at district championships

Gryphons enjoy their stay at district championships

By Ken Lay The L&N STEM Academy golf teams had a big day at last week’s District 2-A/AA Tournament at Ruggles Ferry. The Gryphons left the par-72 Strawberry Plains golf course as district champions while the Lady Gryphons finished third in the tournament and qualified for today’s (Sept. 26) Region 1-A/AA Tournament as a team […]

Forum solicits suggestions on potential superintendent

Forum solicits suggestions on potential superintendent

By Ken Lay Interim Knox County Schools Superintendent Buzz Thomas makes it no secret that he wants the community involved in the process to find his replacement. He and some members of the board of education hosted a public forum to seek some public input on the matter at Central High School Thursday night. And […]

‘Alfalfa Bill’ Governor William H. Murray of Oklahoma

‘Alfalfa Bill’ Governor William H. Murray of Oklahoma

By Ray Hill “A college boy cannot successfully go through life by graduating in football, baseball or highballs, for the responsibilities of life are not ball-bearing.” – William H. Murray William H. Murray is almost invariably described as Oklahoma’s most colorful political figure.  Considering he went out of office in 1935, that is saying something.  […]

Visiting the World Trade Center

Visiting the World Trade Center

By Mike Steely Did you know that  it’s quicker to fly from Knoxville to New York than to drive from here to Bristol or Nashville? Yep, in just less than two hours you’re there and what a change of cultures. My wife and I recently spent six days in New York City, the first time […]

Neighborhood Council tours new Public Service Building

Neighborhood Council tours new Public Service Building

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Knoxville Neighborhood Council met Wednesday afternoon in the new Public Works Service building at 3131 Morris Avenue and Senior Director David A. Brace explained the building was constructed on a brown field site of the former Foote Mineral Company. The council usually meets in the Cansler YMCA but was invited […]

Catholic impressive in win over Fulton

PHOTO BY ROB DOUGHERTY Catholic High students are in a patriotic and festive mood as their Fighting Irish roll to a 69-42 win over Fulton.

Catholic impressive in win over Fulton

By Alex Norman Over the past few years Fulton and Catholic has turned into one of the state’s biggest rivalries. Today, it appears that the Fighting Irish have taken a step ahead of the Falcons. On Thursday, September 15th, top-ranked Catholic looked like the team to beat in Class 4A in Tennessee, knocking off Fulton […]

The Knoxville Focus for September 12, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for September 12, 2016

Wright Resumes Commission Chair Role By David Klein Four newly elected Knox County Commissioners met Thursday along with seven returning commissioners at a Knox County Commission Reorganization Meeting to appoint a chair and vice chair of the commission, and committee members. Newly elected commissioners Evelyn Gill of District 1, Michele Carringer of District 2, Hugh […]