Fawver close to 100 percent as Bobcats reload again

Fawver close to 100 percent as Bobcats reload again

By Steve Williams Central High overcame a number of injuries at the quarterback position last season to advance to the Class 5A state semifinals. The Bobcats lost their starter in just the second game and their No. 2 field general soon after that. A freshman stepped in and played much of the regular season before […]

Parkridge mediation effort begins

Parkridge mediation effort begins

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Office of Neighborhoods Director Debbie Sharp called the service “Knoxville’s best kept secret.” She was speaking to a group of Parkridge neighborhood residents last week at the O’Connor Senior Center about the Community Mediation Center. Sharp said that Mayor Madeline Rogero offered the CMC to mediate between the homeowners in […]

The Knoxville Focus for July 30, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for July 30, 2018

Blackburn opens Knoxville campaign office By Pete Gawda Marsha Blackburn, who currently represents Tennessee in the U. S. House of Representatives, is running for U. S. Senate. She opened her Knoxville campaign office, located at 1601 Western Avenue, on Saturday, July 28 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and speeches by Tennessee Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally, […]

‘UpTown North’ proposed to brand area neighborhoods

‘UpTown North’ proposed to brand area neighborhoods

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com There’s a new concept being discussed in North Knoxville, one that is catchy and descriptive, and certain to become very popular. “UpTown North” is a brand being introduced to neighborhoods in the North Knoxville area with boundaries extending from I-40 at I-275 to the I-640 interchange and Whittle Springs Road […]

Eddie Courtney: ‘They now know what it takes’

Eddie Courtney: ‘They now know what it takes’

  By Steve Williams There are still ripples from that big splash Farragut High football made in 2016. “Last season, I think the state championship helped us prepare each week,” recalled veteran Coach Eddie Courtney as preseason practice in pads got underway July 23. “Our kids handled the pressure to repeat well.” The Admirals didn’t […]

Liquor delivery, LEDs and sidewalks on city agenda

Liquor delivery, LEDs and sidewalks on city agenda

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com If you’re from our region of Appalachia you’ve probably dealt with or heard of bootleggers, those friendly folks who secretly deliver liquor to your backdoor. You may have had someone in your family involved with that illegal activity. Times change and now you can have up to a gallon of liquor […]

The Mass Hysteria of the Left

The Mass Hysteria of the Left

By Steve Hunley It seems with every passing day, as well as every news cycle, the leftists in this country are consumed by a new wave of mass hysteria.  The end of the world was nigh when President Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court; abortion and voting rights would come to […]