By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com “I had to be a full time mom when my children were young. I had to say: ‘It’s okay Troy, your time will come,’ and find a way to be okay with that,” Troy Ball said in an interview last year with CBS This Morning. Troy Ball’s time did come when […]
By Steve Williams The value of friendships appears to mean as much, if not more, to Nathan Rivera as snapping over a high hurdle on the track or splitting a pair of defensive backs to haul in a touchdown pass. Rivera was named Karns High School’s Male Athlete of the Year for his accomplishments in […]
By Ray Hill Nathan Lynn Bachman, Tennessee’s junior United States senator, had every reason in the world to be content; he had easily been reelected to his first six-year term in November of 1936. Bachman was also one of the most personally popular members of the United States Senate with his colleagues and his company […]
By Steve Williams Hardin Valley Academy’s battle cry in last week’s Knoxville Interscholastic League track and field meet could have been “Going the Distance.” When the dust left behind by their strong distance runners had settled, HVA’s boys and girls teams could be seen celebrating KIL championships on the Hardin Valley track infield. Aaron Templeton, […]
New Destiny Productions LLC, based in Powell TN has announced another exciting Christian music concert, Gospel Winter Fest featuring the award winning Triumphant Quartet with special guests Soul’d Out Quartet and Katelyn Parker. This concert will take place on Saturday evening March 9th at 7 PM at First Baptist Church Lenoir City, TN just 12 […]
By Alex Norman You can’t spell “Butch” without U-T… After 19 days and reportedly three failed attempts, the University of Tennessee announced that Cincinnati’s Butch Jones would become the 24th head coach in Vols history. He agreed to a six year deal, worth $18.2 million (plus incentives). “It is truly an honor and a privilege […]
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By Steve Williams Once upon a time, Golden Bears romped atop the ridge above Lonsdale. Panthers snarled in other areas besides Powell. In fact, some were on the prowl in East Knoxville, not very far from downtown. A little farther east, there used to be battles between Mountaineers and Warriors, sometimes taking place close to […]
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By Focus Staff Pam Trainor, South Knoxville’s member of the Knox County Board of Education appears to be in trouble as she approaches her reelection bid in 2014. Our survey this week asked South Knoxville residents, “During the recent Knox County budget process, South Knox School Board member Pam Trainor strongly supported increasing Knox County […]