Knox County loaded with Class 5A playoff contenders

PHOTO BY KELLY KEARSE Cam Blakely, senior wide receiver and strong safety for Catholic, lets out a roar in the Irishmen's 59-21 Class 5A playoff win over Campbell County Friday night.

Knox County loaded with Class 5A playoff contenders

By Steve Williams Knox County will have six teams in Class 5A second-round playoff action this Friday night. Catholic (8-3) will host Fulton (9-2) after both teams posted lopsided wins in last week’s first-round games. The Irishmen toppled Campbell County 59-21, while the Falcons rolled past Lenoir City 50-6. Halls and South-Doyle will be meeting […]

Karns Middle School hosts Career Fair

Karns Middle School hosts Career Fair

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Is the eighth grade too early to begin making a career choice? Obviously not, at least not at Karns Middle School. Students that age are preparing for high school and considering what they might like to do with their lives, which courses to take, whether or not to go on to […]

The Knoxville Focus for October 30, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for October 30, 2017

9th Year a ‘Reason for Celebration’ By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The house was packed Thursday during the 9th Annual Pink Ribbon Celebration, which saluted Breast Cancer Survivors and raised funds for the Compassion in Action fund, at the Grande Event Center in North Knoxville. WBIR’s Robin Wilhoit and B97.5’s Michele Silva welcomed the full house […]

Busler Announces for Re-Election

Busler Announces for Re-Election

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Charles Busler, vice chairman of the Knox County Commission, is a man with an inquisitive mind and outgoing personality. Busler has lived in the 7th District for more than 41 years and, aside from his commission duties, is involved in various aspects of the community. Last Friday Busler announced his campaign […]

Tennessee and the League of Nations V

Tennessee and the League of Nations V

By Ray Hill Despite intense pressure from constituents and his own political party, Senator John Knight Shields of Tennessee remained determined to vote his convictions as the United States Senate considered the Treaty of Versailles.  John Knight Shields had been the only Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to break ranks and support the […]

Oak Ridge’s Defense Stifles Fulton

PHOTO BY LEXIE GILLAND / FUL.COM Zenobia Dobson, Zack Dobson and Head Coach Rob Black honor the late Zaevion Dobson during Fulton High's senior night. Zaevion, a 15-year-old sophomore, was shot and killed Dec. 17, 2015, as he shielded two girls from gunfire in the Lonsdale community. Zaevion and friends were innocent victims of gang activity. His act of heroism drew national attention and recognition from President Barack Obama.

Oak Ridge’s Defense Stifles Fulton

By David Klein The old adage, “defense wins championships,” proved true Friday night in a Region 3-5A game at Fulton that decided the regular season regional championship between the Fulton Falcons and the Oak Ridge Wildcats. Both teams struggled offensively, but the Wildcats made key plays on defense and got just enough offense to prevail […]

Bearden, Seymour fall in state soccer quarterfinals

Bearden, Seymour fall in state soccer quarterfinals

By Ken Lay MURFREESBORO — Two area high school girls teams had a brief stay at the 2017 State Championships at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex. Both Seymour and Bearden were eliminated in the state quarterfinals on Wednesday. The Lady Eagles dropped a 7-2 decision to White House in the first round of the Class […]

Fee versus ‘Free’

Fee versus ‘Free’

By Steve Hunley Evidently the Knoxville News-Sentinel has taken up the cause of allowing folks to copy public documents with cell phones.  According to the Sentinel, this is a fundamental aspect of transparency required for the public good.  The Sentinel is commending the efforts of State Senator Mike Bell, a Riceville Republican.  Senator Bell is […]