God’s Place Thrift is on a mission

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Vickie Johnson is on a mission. Literally. After many years as a caregiver, Mrs. Johnson received a call from her son. “He said God wants to open a thrift store and wants you to run it,” she said. At first the store, God’s Place Thrift Store, was in Vestal and then […]

Rocky Top draft opens summer season

By Ken Lay The Pilot Rocky Top Basketball League got its season underway with its draft Wednesday night at Doc’s All American Grille and Sports Bar. The league which opens play tonight (June 16) at Catholic High School, begins its eighth year and coaches are excited and eager to tip things off at a new […]

Our Neighborhoods: South Knoxville Waterfront

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com It’s obvious to anyone passing by or looking at the old Baptist Hospital site that something is happening on Knoxville’s south waterfront. Yet, the demolition of the old hospital is not the only thing happening across the river. Within a few years the entire south side of the Holston River will […]

12 Star Program Provides Valuable Resource for Alzheimer’s Patients, Families

By David Klein Bringing a new concept in a support group for Alzheimer’s care and Dementia in East Tennessee, the Tennessee 12 Star Family Support Group, hosted by Courtyard Senior Living, provides social activities for people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia while their family members learn how to better care for them and support […]

Gresham beats West Valley to nab soccer title

Gresham beats West Valley to nab soccer title

By Ken Lay Gresham Middle School’s boys soccer team ended its 2014 season recently with a Smoky Mountain Middle Soccer Championship. The Gladiators notched a 1-0 win over West Valley to claim the title. Gresham finished the season with a 10-1-1 record. Evan Downen scored the lone goal of the championship match against the Wolves […]

Rams end long road with baseball title

Rams end long road with baseball title

By Ken Lay HARRIMAN—Grace Christian Academy’s baseball took a long road to win the District 3-A Championship. The Rams, who had to come through the loser’s bracket, clinched the title with a 4-0 win over Midway Thursday night at Harriman High School. “I’m extremely proud of our guys,” said Mitch Turner, GCA’s first-year coach. “We […]