Seven Bearden student-athletes sign letters of intent

Seven Bearden student-athletes sign letters of intent

By Ken Lay National Signing Day, 2020 was busy for Bearden High School as the Bulldogs had seven student-athletes sign National Letters of Intent and a pair of separate ceremonies Wednesday. Three Bearden football players who signed answered an early wake-up call to finalize their respective plans. A short time later, four Bearden baseball players […]

The Knoxville Focus for February 3, 2020

The Knoxville Focus for February 3, 2020

  Schoonmaker elected to serve on TCSA Board of Directors By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com Knox County Commissioner John Schoonmaker is an accomplished man. As a marketing and business professional with more than 40 years of experience, Schoonmaker has also been very active in local government. He was appointed to fill Dr. Richard Briggs’ […]

Harold Wimberly, Jr.

Harold Wimberly, Jr.

By Steve Hunley Harold Wimberly, Jr. was a truly unique man, a treasured friend to those lucky enough to have earned his friendship.  Harold Wimberly was a jurist who occupied a bench in Knox County for forty years.  That alone is quite a feat yet there was so much more to Harold Wimberly, Jr. I […]

Old Sevier neighbors surprised by postponement

Old Sevier neighbors surprised by postponement

  By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com What a disappointment it must have been for the dozens of people who attended the Knoxville City Council meeting Tuesday night only to find out their objection to a proposed 230-unit residential development in their neighborhood would be postponed until next month. The Old Sevier Community Group had […]

Powell holds off Oak Ridge after Trumm ties record

Powell holds off Oak Ridge after Trumm ties record

  By Steve Williams Powell High’s Bailey Trumm was closing in on a TSSAA state record for career 3-point baskets Tuesday night at Oak Ridge, but that wasn’t her No. 1 objective. It was winning the game and tying the Lady Wildcats for the top seed in District 3-AAA, and for that to happen, free […]

Lady Irish fall to Greeneville, 62-38

Lady Irish fall to Greeneville, 62-38

By Ken Lay Knoxville Catholic High School’s girls basketball team has made great strides this season and the Lady Irish have one of the area’s most improved teams under second-year coach Freeman Pinkney. Catholic struggled mightily Thursday night and despite putting up a valiant effort at home, the Lady Irish came up on the short […]

The Knoxville Focus for January 27, 2020

The Knoxville Focus for January 27, 2020

Tony Norman kicks off re-election campaign By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com District 3 school board incumbent Tony Norman drew a crowd Wednesday evening in a campaign kickoff event at the Holiday Inn on Cedar Bluff Road. The well-respected former Knox County Commission Chairman and former Knox County Schools biology teacher drew praises from supporters […]