The Knoxville Focus for July 11, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for July 11, 2016

Council votes to make Cal Johnson Building ‘historic’ By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com It isn’t often that the Knoxville City Council hears a zoning appeal from the City but Tuesday evening the elected officials heard Mayor Madeline Rogero and her staff appeal a ruling by the planning commission concerning the Cal Johnson Building on State Street. […]

Lake Forest links to Urban Wildness

Lake Forest links to Urban Wildness

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Don’t you wish your neighborhood was located adjacent to a greenway or park? Some lucky ones are and the access to greenways and parks is an advantage to residents who can simply walk out of their homes and through their neighborhoods to enter nature. One such area is Lake Forest in […]

‘That night’ Devin Harper showed why he is on next level

Gashaw Duhamel is accompanied by high school coach Jordan Cooper at his signing with UT.

‘That night’ Devin Harper showed why he is on next level

By Steve Williams Karns High product Devin Harper will start out on the defensive side of the ball when preseason camp opens at Oklahoma State University, but those who saw him run the football in a Week 2 win over South-Doyle last season know he’s a pretty good offensive player, too. Harper broke loose for […]

Basketball has been a ‘blessing’ in life of Karns honoree

Julia Martin is a versatile athlete at First Baptist Academy in Powell, competing in basketball, swimming, soccer and track and field. She also was FBA's first-ever TSSAA state qualifier, advancing to the Spring Fling in the pentathlon in May.

Basketball has been a ‘blessing’ in life of Karns honoree

By Steve Williams Don’t be surprised if Savanah Pope ends up being a high school basketball coach someday. The Karns High graduate already has shown she can play the game, be a leader and coach youngsters in AAU summer ball. “I plan to attend Pellissippi State Community College for the next two years in the […]

A DAY AWAY: Who built state parks in Tennessee?

A DAY AWAY: Who built state parks in Tennessee?

By Mike Steely Ever wonder who built the state parks in Tennessee? The parks—with pools, trails, campgrounds, roads, parking lots, pavilions, cabins, dams and administration buildings— didn’t just spontaneously appear. As I’ve written before, my wife and I have visited all but one of the 59 Tennessee State Parks and what surprised us was the […]

The Knoxville Focus for July 5, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for July 5, 2016

Try out Knoxville Transit with Free Rides Friday By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com If you don’t usually ride the Knoxville City buses or trolleys you may want to step aboard and see what you’ve been missing. While there are lots of parking spaces downtown, the only trouble is finding one. The city is instituting new parking […]

Buzz Thomas Off To A Good Start

Buzz Thomas Off To A Good Start

By Steve Hunley Interim School Superintendent Buzz Thomas is off to a good start with his letter to the community.  Thomas has hit the right note by clearly indicating he’s cognizant of every stakeholder involved in the school system, which extends beyond teachers, students, and parents.  Buzz Thomas even mentioned the taxpayers, a group Jim […]