Karns honorees supplied plenty of offense

Karns honorees supplied plenty of offense

  By Steve Williams Karns’ Student-Athletes of the Year Trey Hawkins and Sarah Roberts have something in common. They were known for their offensive play on the high school level. Hawkins was a quick and exciting player in football and basketball for the Beavers. In the fall, Trey, a wide receiver, had 48 catches for […]

The Knoxville Focus for May 18, 2020

The Knoxville Focus for May 18, 2020

Mark Campen, Courtney Shea honored by Fountain City By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com Honor Fountain City Day has been a Memorial Day highlight for many years. The members of Fountain City Town Hall have hosted the celebration of their community but this year the coronavirus pandemic has caused the cancellation. Although the gathering won’t […]

Odds & Ends of This & That, III

Odds & Ends of This & That, III

By Steve Hunley Out of the Mouths of Babes… Mike McMillan, East Knox County’s member of the Board of Education, was really impressed by Aaliyah Riddle.  Aaliyah Riddle is a graduating senior at Austin – East High School who was critical of the school system’s announced intention to ban parents and families from graduation ceremonies.  […]

Neighborhood group bakes treats for teachers

Neighborhood group bakes treats for teachers

By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com Teacher Appreciation Week was celebrated earlier this month and the South Woodlawn Neighborhood Association decided to cook up something special. Debbie Sharp, Knoxville’s Neighborhood Coordinator, told The Focus what happened. The association’s School Outreach Committee adopted the teacher assistants at Dogwood Elementary. Debbie’s mom, Dianne, cooked up batches of […]

Slate helps return West to volleyball glory days

Slate helps return West to volleyball glory days

  By Steve Williams West High School’s volleyball program turned back the clock last season and Mary Austin Slate had a lot to do with it. Slate, a four-year starter on the varsity team, was “a huge factor in transforming the team from a 10-win season as a freshman to a regular season district championship […]

Life during the pandemic

Life during the pandemic

By Mike Steely My family and I have been fairly isolated for the past several weeks. The longer we stay cocooned, except for outings for prescription refills and food—which is seldom, the more interesting life becomes. We have worked on yard and home projects as we’ve got lots to do inside and out. I’ve suffered […]

Town of Farragut passes 5G resolution

Last night the Town of Farragut passed unanimously a historic 5G resolution which concludes with:   NOW THEREFORE, by the adoption of this Resolution the Board of Mayor and Alderman of the Town of Farragut, Tennessee petitions and encourages the governments of the United States of America and the State of Tennessee to take actions […]

The Knoxville Focus for May 11, 2020

The Knoxville Focus for May 11, 2020

Council approves COVID-19 additional funding By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com The Knoxville City Council approved Mayor Indya Kincannon’s request for additional funding from the current budget to compensate several organizations and provide a bonus for the police and fire departments. The idea is to fund those groups for losses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The […]