Central uses turnovers to down Hardin Valley, 35-20

JEREMY WIGGS PHOTOGRAPHY Central defensive standout Xavier Washington (right) closes in on a Hardin Valley ball carrier Friday in the Bobcats' 35-20 win at Dan Y. Boring Stadium.

Central uses turnovers to down Hardin Valley, 35-20

  By David Klein In a non-regional matchup between the Central Bobcats and Hardin Valley Academy Hawks, Central took advantage of five Hardin Valley turnovers to down the Hawks 35-20 at Central. Bobcats’ strong safety Xavier Washington had 12 tackles, two forced fumbles, two sacks, and an 86-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to spark […]

Lady Irish sweep past Central, CAK and Fulton

Lady Irish sweep past Central, CAK and Fulton

  By Ken Lay It was a busy week for the Catholic High School volleyball team. After taking the holiday weekend off, the Lady Irish returned to the court Tuesday night. The 2017 Class AA State runner-up Lady Irish opened the week with a 25-10, 25-23, 25-15 District 3-AA victory over Central High School Tuesday […]

Bill Lee vs. Karl Dean

Bill Lee vs. Karl Dean

  By Steve Hunley Republican Bill Lee will face off with Democrat Karl Dean to serve as Tennessee’s next governor in the November general election.  Lee and Dean are both leaders with very different backgrounds.  Lee has never run for political office before and was the upset winner of the Republican primary, beating Congresswoman Diane […]

Northside Christian Church to celebrate 60 years

Northside Christian Church to celebrate 60 years

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com At the entrance to the church is a simple white post with words written on both sides representing four different religions: Christian, Jewish, Buddhist and Islamic. All of the simple quotes reflect the same ideal: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” That’s the creed of […]

The Mystery After J. Will Taylor’s Death, II

The Mystery After J. Will Taylor’s Death, II

By Ray Hill When Congressman J. Will Taylor died on November 14, 1939, it sent shock waves through Tennessee’s political community.  Taylor had long been enormously popular inside Tennessee’s Second Congressional district and “Hillbilly Bill” had exercised considerable influence throughout the state, especially when the GOP dominated the White House.  Taylor’s influence lessened somewhat with […]

Caruthers, new West AD, says protecting integrity is goal No. 1

PHOTO BY STEVE WILLIAMS Chris Caruthers, standing on the new artificial turf at West High’s Bill Wilson Field, is the school’s new athletic director. He has 12 years of experience as an assistant principal in the Knox County Schools system and also assisted in athletics at Austin-East and Powell.

Caruthers, new West AD, says protecting integrity is goal No. 1

By Steve Williams West High School may have a new athletic director in Chris Caruthers, but he has been around the business for more than a decade. “Goal No. 1 for any athletic director has got to be to protect the integrity of the program,” said Caruthers recently. Helping West High “keep a good face” […]

Vintage, Etc. to have Grand Opening Saturday

Vintage, Etc. to have Grand Opening Saturday

  By Ken Lay Jeana Vaughn has always been a collector and now, she owns a Fountain City store where she hopes her customers may find merchandise that may bring back some fond memories. Vaughn recently opened Vintage, Etc. at 3000 Tazewell Pike. It’s listed as a vintage clothing store, but a rip through the […]

The Knoxville Focus for August 27, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for August 27, 2018

Ed and Bob sign off with last ‘Night Out’ Knox County At-Large Commissioners Ed Brantley and Bob Thomas held their final Commissioners’ Night Out at Wright’s Cafeteria Thursday. When elected, Ed and Bob promised to be available to all citizens. This was their 43rd consecutive monthly Ed & Bob Night Out in Knox County. Ed […]

TNReady?

TNReady?

By Steve Hunley Governor Bill Haslam’s decision to go on a “listening tour” to hear the thoughts of professional educators seems a bit too little, too late. In less than five months’ time, Tennessee will have a new governor and almost surely a new Commissioner of Education, as well as a new legislature. Governor Haslam […]