Broadway Carpets celebrates façade renovation

Broadway Carpets celebrates façade renovation

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Garry Tener, chief operating officer of Broadway Carpets, spoke at Wednesday’s ribbon cutting for the company’s renovation of the exterior of the well-known business. The city’s Community Development Façade Project helped with a contribution as part of a 2006 program that has seen $7.3 million going into 150 projects. Rogero said […]

Battle-tested Bearden returns for another state title shot

PHOTO BY STEVE WILLIAMS Bearden’s Ques Glover takes his turn cutting down the net in his and senior teammates’ last home game at the Dawg House after sectional win over Dobyns-Bennett on March 4. Bearden didn’t lose a game at home this season or last season.

Battle-tested Bearden returns for another state title shot

By Steve Williams The third time’s the charm. Fans of Bearden High’s basketball team hope that old idiom holds true as the Bulldogs make their third straight trip to the TSSAA state tournament this week. But in two of Bearden’s last three games on the tournament trail, close battles have caused some alarm, rather than […]

The Knoxville Focus for March 4, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for March 4, 2019

City may increase funds for affordable housing   By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Plans for two apartment complexes, one at Pond Gap and the other on Young High Pike, were approved to receive development funding by the Knoxville City Council Tuesday. The proposed apartments at Pond Gap are strongly opposed by residents there, especially along Hollywood […]

Getting to know Charlie Rhodarmer

Getting to know Charlie Rhodarmer

The Knoxville Focus continues to interview interesting people in our area. Charlie Rhodarmer is a man of many hats, indeed. Rhodarmer is the director of the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum in Vonore, Tennessee and active in re-enactment groups. You never know what historic outfit or character he may show up in or be playing. He is […]

Fussell fuels CAK girls’ semifinal win over Northpoint

Fussell fuels CAK girls’ semifinal win over Northpoint

  By Steve Williams The Christian Academy of Knoxville girls picked up the slack for their ailing leader. Senior standout Claire Brock played 26 minutes but could only produce two points in CAK’s 47-39 semifinal win over Northpoint Christian School Friday in the TSSAA Division II-A state basketball tournament at Nashville. Senior teammate Ellie Fussell […]

What you don’t know about Col. William Sanders

What you don’t know about Col. William Sanders

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The neighborhood of Fort Sanders has been in the news lately. The historic section of Knoxville is threatened by progress, hospital growth, and loss of historic homes. Fort Sanders property owners are rightfully proud. A Civil War earthen fort there gave the area its name and lots of other things […]

The Knoxville Focus for February 25, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for February 25, 2019

Recode work session raises more questions By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com As Knoxville’s Recode effort moves into its fifth draft several neighborhood leaders and some city council members are continuing to question the necessity of changing all the zoning regulations. The two-year effort to revise 50-year-old rules regarding residential property saw a long council work session […]

Fake news is real

Fake news is real

By Steve Hunley For the last two years, the mainstream media has been pushing the story the President of the United States was a Russian agent, elected by Russian interests while at the same time they have paid less attention to high ranking officials in the Justice Department, the CIA and the FBI who were […]