State ranked Bearden girls settle down and remain unbeaten

PHOTO BY TAMMY KREGEL Sophomore wing Annaka Hall pressures a William Blount player in Bearden's rough and tumble 61-57 win last week.

State ranked Bearden girls settle down and remain unbeaten

By Steve Williams Coming off a 10-day layoff after winning its Super 16 holiday tournament, Bearden High’s unbeaten girls team showed up for a basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 10, and Roller Derby broke out. At times, bodies were flying everywhere. Visiting William Blount, known for its hectic and chaotic style of play, battled the Lady […]

Hardin Valley’s leadoff dinner expected to be inspiring

Skylar Baker, Hardin Valley pitcher and first baseman, with Bryce Brentz in 2014 at Chad Bell's wedding. Skylar takes pitching lessons from Bell and has taken hitting lessons from Brentz and Chad Zurcher.

Hardin Valley’s leadoff dinner expected to be inspiring

  By Steve Williams Four South Knoxville products will be the featured speakers at Hardin Valley Academy’s baseball leadoff dinner this year, thanks to HVA social studies teacher Lisa Myers, who has ties to South Knoxville herself. “I signed up for leadoff banquet duty, with my guys in the back of my mind,” said Myers, […]

The Knoxville Focus for January 9, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for January 9, 2017

Fountain City group asks for help regarding traffic By Ken Lay Fountain City leaders and business owners took the first step in accomplishing some of their goals Thursday night at a meeting to discuss some traffic issues on North Broadway, Tazewell Pike and Beverly Road. Advocacy for Fountain City, a group of Fountain City residents, […]

Come Celebrate with The Sharps!

Come Celebrate with The Sharps!

By Ralphine Major She was a schoolteacher; he was a scoutmaster. “Their contributions to our families, our churches, and in our community have been selfless on their part and rewarding to our community,” Becky Calfee said. She is referring to Betty and Clayton Sharp, an outstanding couple of the Gibbs Community. Betty taught at Gibbs […]

Hall’s Red Devil CrossFit is a workout!

Hall’s Red Devil CrossFit is a workout!

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “After my first day of CrossFit I knew I wanted to be a coach,” said Laurie Hensley. The owner of Red Devil CrossFit says that for several years her husband encouraged her to open her own “box.” In September she found the ideal place for a CrossFit gym and opened Red […]

Ray Blanton, Part Three

Ray Blanton, Part Three

By Ray Hill After having lost the 1972 race for the U. S. Senate to incumbent Howard Baker by a wide margin, Ray Blanton found himself out of Congress. Blanton returned to Tennessee and immediately began planting the seeds for an expected bid for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 1974. Democrats were shocked by the […]

Sports Locker joins Embroidery to Go

Sports Locker joins Embroidery to Go

By Mile Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Two women with a talent for imprinting, silk screening and embroidering have joined forces to create one business that does it all. Debbie Anders of Embroidery to Go and Donna Jardret of The Sports Locker are ready to serve you at 314 Merchant Drive in the Outback Shopping Center behind McDonald’s […]

The Knoxville Focus for January 3, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for January 3, 2017

Fountain City Auction’s 12th Annual Advertising Auction **DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS THE AUCTION HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO NOON on SATURDAY, JANUARY 14.** By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com If you are a fan of tv shows “American Pickers” or “Storage Wars” or are into history,  you won’t want to miss Fountain City Auction’s 12th Annual Advertisement Auction. […]

Predators in Our Schools

Predators in Our Schools

By Steve Hunley Steve Reilly of USA Today had a story in the Gannett newspapers in Tennessee that every parent and grandparent ought to read.  Apparently Reilly researched his article for an entire year and discovered “that education officials put children in harm’s way by covering up evidence of abuse, keeping allegations secret and making […]