Plans for grant to curb elder abuse announced

Plans for grant to curb elder abuse announced

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com When District Attorney General Charme Allen took office in September of 2014 she said the office had no one designed to deal with elder abuse and she recognized that the growing number of cases involving senior citizens needed some special attention. “It was evident immediately that we needed a specialized prosecutor […]

Tackling a head-on problem head on

Tackling a head-on problem head on

Many years ago, when youth soccer started growing in popularity in this country, I wondered if soccer might someday replace football as the game played at Neyland Stadium and venues of other major universities. In what I saw as a softer America, many parents of a new generation preferred their boys play a sport less […]

Workhorse Brewster leads Seymour past King’s Academy, 42-27

Workhorse Brewster leads Seymour past King’s Academy, 42-27

By Steve Williams If the rest of this season is anything like the start, Seymour High football fans may be calling the Eagles’ No. 5 Austin Bruiser on Friday nights. Seymour’s public address announcer, Charlie Householder, was so impressed by Austin Brewster’s first game performance, he honored him in the second half by putting special […]

The Knoxville Focus for August 15, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for August 15, 2016

Making a splash in Fountain City By Steve Williams It’s amazing how much life the fountain brings to Fountain City Lake. Turned off for most of the past two years as work has been going on in the lake, the fountain was turned on again a little over a week ago to the delight of […]

He’s Gone, Let’s Move On

He’s Gone, Let’s Move On

By Steve Hunley The ballots in the recent election had barely been counted when the News Sentinel started giving the new Board of Education advice about how to pick the next superintendent.  The Sentinel told the incoming Board members just what to look for in a new superintendent and even rehashed a little history. The […]

Football season kicks off with Jamboree

Austin-East wide receiver Kevin Andrews (13) battles for the ball with Gibbs High’s Bryson Lane in Thursday’s action at the KOC Kick-Off Classic at Hardin Valley Academy. The Roadrunners and Eagles both open the season this week and each squad made the playoffs in 2015. Photo by Dan Andrews.

Football season kicks off with Jamboree

By Ken Lay Area high school football teams have had two long hot weeks of preseason camp in 2016. The hot weather stuck around Thursday night but camps officially came to an end Thursday night as eight area teams played the first night of the Knoxville Orthopedic Clinic Kick-Off Classic at Hardin Valley Academy. The […]

The Other “Boss” Hilary Howse of Nashville

The Other “Boss” Hilary Howse of Nashville

By Ray Hill When one thinks of bossism in Tennessee politics, Edward Hull Crump of Memphis leaps to mind.  Much has been written about the Crump machine, but Hilary Howse of Nashville headed an equally potent and thriving political machine in Davidson County. There are numerous similarities between the two urban political machines. Like Crump, […]

Bow Wow in the Park

Bow Wow in the Park

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com If you’ve recently moved to Knox County or if you just got your first dog you may be wondering where you can take it and let it play. If you’re lucky enough to have a fenced back yard then you can at least let the animal loose there. House animals need […]

Allied Services Unlimited provides solutions

Allied Services Unlimited provides solutions

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Don Burke is a man with a great sense for innovation and cutting edge technologgy. He has 40 years of diverse business experience, but the most significant times in his career were connected with his work in a biotechnological company dealing with hydrocarbons treatment. Recently he has started a new endeavor […]

With player numbers up, Vikings eye Mason-Dixon title

PHOTO BY STEVE WILLIAMS Barry Swafford prepares to throw a pass against the TSD defense during practice last week. Swafford was a senior quarterback for the Vikings in the fall of 1970.

With player numbers up, Vikings eye Mason-Dixon title

By Steve Williams An increase of 10 players on its 2016 squad is the best preseason news for Tennessee School for the Deaf’s football program. “We have 18 players on our roster now,” said TSD head coach Barry Swafford through interpreter and assistant coach Jordan Cooper following last Wednesday’s third practice day. “That’s good.” Now […]