Neighborhood Council tours new Public Service Building

Neighborhood Council tours new Public Service Building

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Knoxville Neighborhood Council met Wednesday afternoon in the new Public Works Service building at 3131 Morris Avenue and Senior Director David A. Brace explained the building was constructed on a brown field site of the former Foote Mineral Company. The council usually meets in the Cansler YMCA but was invited […]

Catholic impressive in win over Fulton

PHOTO BY ROB DOUGHERTY Catholic High students are in a patriotic and festive mood as their Fighting Irish roll to a 69-42 win over Fulton.

Catholic impressive in win over Fulton

By Alex Norman Over the past few years Fulton and Catholic has turned into one of the state’s biggest rivalries. Today, it appears that the Fighting Irish have taken a step ahead of the Falcons. On Thursday, September 15th, top-ranked Catholic looked like the team to beat in Class 4A in Tennessee, knocking off Fulton […]

The Knoxville Focus for September 12, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for September 12, 2016

Wright Resumes Commission Chair Role By David Klein Four newly elected Knox County Commissioners met Thursday along with seven returning commissioners at a Knox County Commission Reorganization Meeting to appoint a chair and vice chair of the commission, and committee members. Newly elected commissioners Evelyn Gill of District 1, Michele Carringer of District 2, Hugh […]

Superintendent announces plan to remedy transportation issues

Superintendent announces plan to remedy transportation issues

By Ken Lay Interim Knox County School Superintendent Buzz Thomas announced a plan to bring an end to the school system’s transportation problem, which includes a shortage of bus drivers. He made his plan public at Tuesday’s Board of Education workshop meeting at the Andrew Johnson Building. Knox County Schools has been plagued by lack […]

The 1952 Senate Race in Tennessee, Part II

The 1952 Senate Race in Tennessee, Part II

By Ray Hill Congressman Albert Gore, forty-four years old in 1952, was poised to challenge Tennessee’s most formidable vote getter, Senator Kenneth D. McKellar, in the Democratic primary. McKellar, eighty-three years old and ailing, remained an imposing candidate despite his infirmities. The longest serving senator in Tennessee’s history, McKellar was well liked by his people […]

This time it was the Roadrunners’ night on Broadway

Lexie Gilland/FulCom Chaton Mobley, Fulton running back, battles for yardage against a tough Austin-East defense Friday night. Mobley gave the Falcons an early lead, but the Roadrunners pulled out a 20-13 win.

This time it was the Roadrunners’ night on Broadway

By Steve Williams Austin-East finally made some noise in an old city rivalry Friday night and the echoes rumbled across the state. Better take the Roadrunners seriously in the Class 2A playoffs this season. A-E made the short trip to Broadway and stunned Fulton 20-13 for its first win over the Falcons in five years. […]

Dykes Leads Hardin Valley to Big Win

Dykes Leads Hardin Valley to Big Win

By David Klein Aaron Dykes was a touchdown monster Friday night at Hardin Valley. The Hawks’ running back scored four touchdowns on 10 carries, tying a school record to lead Hardin Valley to a 47-7 win over the visiting South Doyle Cherokees. He finished with 177 yards. In the first half, Dykes ran for 130 […]

Shafer offers technology made simple

Troy Shafer is pictured with his wife Monica and their daughter, Maecyn and their son Sawyer.

Shafer offers technology made simple

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Troy Shafer has 18 years of IT experience and is now offering Shafer Technology Solutions in Knoxville and surrounding areas. He’s bringing his expertise, gained at large companies and government service, to offer a whole technology company geared to assists small and medium businesses.  Shafer prides himself on helping businesses stay […]

The Knoxville Focus for September 6, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for September 6, 2016

Elected officials take the oath of office By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “The new school board represents a historic change and opportunity and sets the stage for real change in the educational process in Knox County,” said new Board of Education member Tony Norman of District 3. Norman was among several newly elected or re-elected county […]