Halls routs Farragut and claims league title

Halls routs Farragut and claims league title

By Ken Lay Two wins on consecutive days netted the Halls Middle School girls basketball team a Knox County Middle School Basketball Conference regular-season championship. The Lady Demons nailed down the title with victories on Wednesday and Thursday at home and they’ll be the top seed in the upcoming James A. Ivey Jr. Memorial Middle […]

The Knoxville Focus for January 25, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for January 25, 2016

McIntyre Contract Settlement Agreement Approved By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com The KCS Board of Education approved a contract settlement at a special called meeting last Tuesday, January 19. Dr. McIntyre will be “voluntarily” resigning on July 8, 2016, and will be receiving a lump sum payment of one year salary ($227,256) on or before February 15. […]

Legislature Back in Session

Legislature Back in Session

By Steve Hunley If the old adage about the country only being in danger when Congress is in session, Tennesseans are in danger as the legislature is in session.  There’s already been considerable speculation about whether the “honeymoon” between the governor and the legislature is over; frankly, it seems obvious to me it was over […]

Knoxville to celebrate 225 years

Knoxville to celebrate 225 years

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The birth of Knoxville and the push for statehood for Tennessee was a political struggle. While most residents in the “Southwest Territory” favored becoming a state, there were opponents in the U.S. Congress that wanted to delay the recognition. February 6, 1796, was the day the proposed State Constitution was signed […]

The 1934 Senate Race In Tennessee, 2

The 1934 Senate Race In Tennessee, 2

By Ray Hill Part Two   To give one an idea of what life was like during the 1934 campaign, a lamb shoulder roast was 16 cents per pound; bran flakes were 10 cents a box; two pounds of trout fillet was 25 cents.  One store advertised a sale of women’s dresses – – – […]

Powell runs away from Eagles in third quarter

Powell runs away from Eagles in third quarter

By Ken Lay Despite trailing at halftime, the Powell High School boys basketball team didn’t press the panic button Tuesday night. “Gibbs came out and shot the ball well in the first half and I told our guys to just keep doing what we were doing in the first half,” Panthers coach Gary Barnes said […]

Knox County Government Offices that are closed or opening late on Thursday, Jan. 21

Knox County Government Offices that are closed or opening late on Thursday, Jan. 21

The following Knox County Government Offices will be closed or opening late on Thursday, Jan. 21:   Closed: Offices reporting to the County Mayor (including libraries, senior centers, veteran services, health department and solid waste convenience centers) Law Department Trustee District Attorney General County Clerk (Downtown and all satellite offices) Criminal, Criminal Sessions and 4th […]