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Central High's Bryson Rosser enjoys the school's first state football championship on Sunday, Dec. 2, at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville. Rosser was the runaway choice of his peers for Knox County Coach of the Year.
By Steve Williams During a lightning delay that lasted close to three hours before the 2018 TSSAA Class 5A state championship game was postponed, Bryson Rosser made that time count and those minutes memorable. “One of my fondest memories with this senior class will be sitting in the locker room at Tennessee Tech on […]
By Steve Williams District 4 champion and the unbeaten Bearden boys bowling team will face some tough opposition in the Region 2 tournament this week, but Coach Jennifer Allen believes her team has what it takes to advance if it performs up to its potential. The Bulldogs will go against District 3 runner-up Gatlinburg-Pittman […]
Fountain City Auction Kicks Off New Year With Huge Advertisement Auction By Amy Box Fellhoelter You can’t put a price tag on reminiscing over a display of vintage Pepsi-Cola wooden crates or a five-cent gumball machine, but coming to the 14th Annual Advertisement Auction at Fountain City Auction will let you relive days of ole […]
By Ken Lay A resident at The Courtyards Senior Living of Knoxville recently had his Christmas wish come through. A steady rain didn’t mar the day for Gene Davis on the morning of Thursday, Dec. 20 as he received his Christmas Gift Wish from the Northwest Knoxville retirement home. Davis, 85, once owned a […]
The Knoxville Focus continues our series of interviews with interesting people in our area. Some are public officials and others are community leaders, volunteers, and people who are notable for their efforts in our area. David Brace wears two hats for the City of Knoxville, as deputy mayor and as chief operating officer. Brace has […]
By Ray Hill Thomas Clarke Rye was twice governor of Tennessee. From rural West Tennessee, Tom C. Rye had little formal education, a fact he readily admitted. “Subscription schools were the only ones we had then, so I didn’t go very regularly and stopped altogether when I was 17 years old,” Rye said. The future […]
By Mike Steely firstname.lastname@example.org “We’ve spent years getting this cemetery in shape and now this,” said Ruthie Kuhlman, executive of the Old Gray Cemetery Education, Historic and Memorial Association. She was talking about the increasing litter, vandalism, sex trafficking and drug abuse at the historic Knoxville graveyard. “My husband and I and our church […]
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All eyes are on the basketball as Austin-East and Catholic players battle in a matchup of two of Knox County’s top teams Friday night. A-E won 60-56.
By Steve Williams One win streak was snapped while another continued in a Knox County high school boys’ basketball showdown Friday night. Homestanding Knoxville Catholic had won 11 games in a row, but Austin-East put an end to that with a 60-56 victory in the Safe T Security Christmas Classic. It was a tall […]
Sharing Christmas Memories By Mike Steely email@example.com The Knoxville Focus asked several people to share a Christmas Memory in one sentence. We asked all types of folks— office holders, community leaders and Focus Fans. We had such an overwhelming response that we cannot share each reply, but here are the ones we can fit: Vivian […]
South Knoxville’s Molly Gilbert is one active lady. This wife and mother of two is active in many neighborhood and community organizations and proud of her community. Her efforts are recognized by all who know her. Like the Titanic’s “Unsinkable Molly Brown” Molly Gilbert successfully forges ahead and her efforts stretch far beyond her Lake […]