Templeton is a champion and team leader

Templeton is a champion and team leader

Hardin Valley sweeps KIL cross country titles By Steve Williams After breezing to victory in the annual Knoxville Interscholastic League cross country meet and taking a few seconds to catch his breath, Aaron Templeton didn’t leave for the tent area. Instead, he stayed to shout encouragement to his Hardin Valley Academy teammates as they approached […]

Volunteer spirit at its finest

Volunteer spirit at its finest

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com “One of the pillars of our ‘Vol for Life’ program is the goal of becoming champions in the community as well as in the classroom and on the field.” said University of Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones. Proving that the volunteer spirit extends far beyond the gridiron, University of Tennessee […]

Theodore Francis Green of Rhode Island

Theodore Francis Green of Rhode Island

By Ray Hill Before Strom Thurmond, Theodore Francis Green was well known for some years as being the oldest member of the United States Senate. First elected when he was sixty-nine years old, Theodore Francis Green frustrated several generations of aspiring politicians who figured a vacancy was imminent. Green served twenty-four years in the Senate […]

KAAR donates over 200 backpacks to area youth

KAAR donates over 200 backpacks to area youth

By Tasha Mahurin tasha@knoxfocus.com “This is the third year we have been invited to join Youth Villages in this effort, and we appreciate the opportunity to support them as well as the hundreds of local families they work with in an effort to help those families stay together,” Carleen Palmer with The Knoxville Area Association […]

A Tale of Tennessee and the FBI: Senator K. D. McKellar and J. Edgar Hoover

A Tale of Tennessee and the FBI:  Senator K. D. McKellar and J. Edgar Hoover

By Ray Hill Francis Biddle, was Attorney General of the United States under President Franklin D. Roosevelt and noted Tennessee’s Senator Kenneth D. McKellar could be “obstinate” and “vindictive”, but was careful to note McKellar was “shrewd”. Biddle also added that McKellar “never forgot”. It was McKellar’s long memory that caused the Tennessean to bedevil […]

New coaches are trying to put Roadrunners back on winning track

New coaches are trying to put Roadrunners back on winning track

By Steve Williams There’s a lot of newness in Austin-East High’s football program. It begins with Jeff Phillips, the Roadrunners’ new head coach, and continues with the entire varsity coaching staff, in which eight of its nine members are new. Only Anthony McAlister, defensive coordinator and linebackers coach, was on the A-E staff last season. […]