More than 80 units in Friday’s Veterans Day Parade By Mike Steely firstname.lastname@example.org The 91st annual Veterans Day Parade starts at 10:40 Friday from the Knoxville City Auditorium and Coliseum at 500 Howard Baker Jr. Avenue and this year’s parade will include more than 80 organizations. Line up starts at 9 a.m. The route […]
It's Halls on offense and Gibbs on defense in the championship game of the Knox Metro Youth Football League's NFC Junior Hopper division. Halls won 20-13 in what is sure to be one of many battles between the two rivals over the years.
By Steve Williams Youngsters from Gibbs and Halls got their first taste of one of Knox County’s top football rivalries this season. And, yes, members of the two Junior Hopper division teams (ages 7-and-under) already know about the rivalry! “A big one,” answered Gibbs quarterback Clay Phillips when asked if there was a rivalry between […]
By Ray Hill With the close of 1967, Howard H. Baker, Jr. had completed his first year in the United States Senate. 1968 was an election year and while no statewide offices were up for election, there would be a hard fought presidential contest. Richard Nixon began one of the greatest comebacks in presidential history. […]
By Mike Steely email@example.com On Saturday, November 5, the Veterans Heritage Site Foundation’s First Annual Veterans Heritage Ridge Run kicked off fundraising for Sharps Ridge Park. The 5K run and one-mile trail walk was but one of the many ideas the Foundation has for the 63-year-old park. “We’ve adopted the park and once a month […]
Bearden Ice Dawgs goalkeeper Mathieu Senechal makes one of his many saves in Bearden's 8-1 loss to the defending Moore Cup Champion Farragut Admirals Wednesday in the season opener for both teams. Senechal saved 17 of 19 shots over the first two periods of the game. Photo by Ken Lay.
By Ken Lay Entering Wednesday night’s Knoxville Amateur Hockey Association High School season opener, the Farragut High School Hockey Club was in the midst of a run that saw it win three consecutive Moore Cup Championships. And the Admirals continued their recent league dominance by routing rival Bearden 8-1 at the Icearium in the 2016-17 […]
By Mike Steely firstname.lastname@example.org On Tuesday, November 22, a very special dedication will take place at the East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery on Governor John Sevier Highway. While the cemetery holds the remains of veterans and their spouses, a monument will be dedicated to honor the Gold Star Families, the survivors of those veterans who died […]
Yes, your vote will count By Mike Steely email@example.com Cliff Rodgers, Knox County Administrator of Elections, told The Focus last week that anyone who hasn’t voted in the last two national elections become “inactive.” If the voter appears at their polling place they are asked if the address on file is still where they live. […]
By Mike Steely firstname.lastname@example.org A dozen Fountain City residents assembled recently to discuss forming a group that could help coordinate the future of that community. Commercial Bank President John Fugate invited the representatives of various local organizations to meet with him and share their ideas. The group, unnamed at the time of the meeting, plans […]
By Ray Hill Howard Baker had accomplished what most observers had believed to be the impossible by defeating Governor Frank Clement for the United States Senate in the November election in 1966. Baker became the first Republican ever to be popularly elected to the U. S. Senate since Tennesseans began electing senators in 1916. It […]
By Ralphine Major He grew up on Emory Road just west of Fairview Baptist Church, graduated from Gibbs High School’s Class of 1944, and served in WWII. Lynn Tillett of Corryton, Tennessee, passed away October 19, 2016, at the age of 90. I did not personally know Mr. Tillett, but I did know of his […]