HVMS girls nab rivalry win to end regular season

Farragut Middle’s Annie Priest dribbles while Madison Smith defends in the Lady Hawks’ 30-19 victory over the Lady Admirals. Priest scored six points in the game while Smith finished with nine for HVMS. Photo by Ken Lay.

HVMS girls nab rivalry win to end regular season

By Ken Lay Hardin Valley Middle School’s girls basketball team closed out its regular season with a signature victory at home Thursday night. The win was a rivalry victory and netted the Lady Hawks the Golden Turkey Award for the year. Hardin Valley used a stifling defense and smothered rival Farragut 30-19 to pick up […]

The Knoxville Focus for January 6, 2020

The Knoxville Focus for January 6, 2020

Rural Metro opens new Strawberry Plains Pike fire station By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com Homeowners, business owners and facilities in the Forks of the River Industrial Park have a new fire station. Rural Metro Fire officially opened their new facility, Fire Station 27, at 5651 Strawberry Pike just off Governor John Sevier Highway, just […]

I Guess You Can’t Please Everybody

I Guess You Can’t Please Everybody

By Steve Hunley The old adage “You can’t please everybody” is probably more apt than ever.  In a perfect world, Mike McMillan would be running for reelection to the Knox County Board of Education without opposition.  Instead, he has a couple of opponents in the forthcoming primary. Whatever the standard for electing someone to the […]

Old South High renovation in progress

Old South High renovation in progress

By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com Old South High School’s transformation to South High Senior Living is progressing nicely!  The conversion of the old school, which was built in 1937 and closed following the graduation of the class of 1976, is quickly transforming into the vision of Dover Signature Properties. Dover Signature Properties is developing […]

Tennessee and the League of Nations, IV

Tennessee and the League of Nations, IV

By Ray Hill Tennessee’s senior United States senator, John Knight Shields, had surprised tens of thousands of his constituents and infuriated many members of his own Democratic Party when he had voted to add reservations to the Treaty of Versailles in the Senate.  The treaty was the culmination of months of torturous negotiations between the […]

Historic David Hall Cabin needs your help

Historic David Hall Cabin needs your help

By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com The old cabin near the Bull Run Steam Plant in Anderson County is an almost forgotten historic gem. The David Hall Cabin, built around 1799 by a Revolutionary War soldier, is a two-story, mostly original structure that needs some help. Janice Wuest of The Clinch Bend Chapter of the […]

The Knoxville Focus for December 30, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for December 30, 2019

Fountain City auction opens year with Advertisement Auction and Toy Sale By Ken Lay Fountain City Auction will soon begin the New Year with its biggest event of 2020. On Saturday, January 4 it will host its 15th annual Advertisement Auction and Toy Sale. The day-long event will be conducted live at Fountain City Auction […]