Making every minute count is part of the Rosser way

PHOTO BY JOHN VALENTINE 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.

Making every minute count is part of the Rosser way

  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 […]

Unbeaten Bearden bowlers face region test this week

Unbeaten Bearden bowlers face region test this week

  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 […]

The Knoxville Focus for December 31, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for December 31, 2018

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 […]

Getting to Know David Brace

Getting to Know David Brace

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 […]

It’s not a park, it’s a private cemetery

It’s not a park, it’s a private cemetery

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “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 […]

Feisty Roadrunners stop streaking Catholic, 60-56

PHOTO BY LUTHER SIMMONS 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.

Feisty Roadrunners stop streaking Catholic, 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 […]

The Knoxville Focus for December 24, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for December 24, 2018

Sharing Christmas Memories By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.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 […]

Getting to Know Molly Gilbert

Getting to Know Molly Gilbert

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 […]