Local golf courses add safety measures to keep playing

Local golfer Chuck Cavalaris shows how a "doodle" keeps the ball from falling to the bottom of the cup, allowing him to pick up the ball without touching the flag stick -- one of several safety measures put into place at Whittle Springs to help prevent the spreading of coronavirus. Photo by Steve Williams.

Local golf courses add safety measures to keep playing

By Steve Williams With the impact of the coronavirus pandemic putting a stop to most sports enjoyment, local golfers are still getting an opportunity to get outside and play at the four courses in Knoxville and Knox County. Public courses at Whittle Springs, Knoxville Municipal and Williams Creek (par 3) in the city and Three […]

Master Sergeant Roddy Edmonds to be honored

Master Sergeant Roddy Edmonds to be honored

  By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com The Knox County Commission has a resolution agreement with Knoxville Jewish Alliance to honor an East Tennessean who saved more than 200 American Jewish soldiers. Master Sergeant Rodrick (Roddy) Edmonds was not a Jew but his actions as a prisoner of war in a German prison camp in […]

HVA sophomore feels bad for senior teammates

HVA sophomore feels bad for senior teammates

TSSAA’s Childress offers some hope By Steve Williams If things had gone as planned, Addison Ragland and the Hardin Valley Academy softball team would have spent spring break week playing in a tournament at Gulf Shores, Ala. But Addison, instead, found herself in a batting cage last Thursday afternoon, working on her hitting in summer-like […]

Falcons’ talented girls take second in boys’ tourney

Falcons’ talented girls take second in boys’ tourney

By Steve Williams Nathan Nease said there was a “buzz” about one team in the City of Knoxville’s youth basketball program this season. Nease, the Athletics Coordinator of the Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department, was referring to the Falcons Orange 10-and-under girls team that played in a boys league and eventually placed runner-up in the […]

McBee Ferry Landing Park to preserve history

McBee Ferry Landing Park to preserve history

By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com Imagine you are traveling by horse, carriage or stage in the early 1800s. You’ve come from North Carolina headed into East Tennessee and you come to the Holston River. How will you cross the water? There are no bridges and few places to ford the wide river. You pass […]

The Knoxville Focus for March 16, 2020

The Knoxville Focus for March 16, 2020

Neighborhood Conference canceled but nominees listed By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com The annual Neighborhood Conference has been cancelled because of concerns over the spread of the COVID-19. The always well-attended event, scheduled for March 28, may or may not be rescheduled for later this year. Debbie Sharp, Neighborhood Coordinator, shared information about the various […]

Farragut and the 5G cell giants

Farragut and the 5G cell giants

The latest in the saga By Bill Howard The drama swirling around Farragut’s decision to allow the infrastructure necessary for 5G cellular service was once again on display, this time Thursday night, Mar. 12 at the Town Hall. Republican State Rep. Jason Zachary, who represents Farragut in the 14th district, reported the latest update to […]