Central pummels Cocke County, 48-6

Central pummels Cocke County, 48-6

  By David Klein The Central Bobcats scored in a variety of ways Friday night at Central against Cocke County in a Division 1, Class 5A first round state playoff game. Central had three rushing touchdowns, two passing touchdowns, a punt return for a touchdown, and an interception return for a touchdown in a 48-6 […]

The Knoxville Focus for October 29, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for October 29, 2018

Central High adding four to Wall of Fame By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Four new members will be added to Central High School’s “Wall of Honor” when the alumni and guests assemble at Gresham Middle School Thursday, November 8th. The four join a host of other former Central students as the former students and staff hold […]

City council deals with drainage and homelessness

People supporting Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) union members in their contract negotiations with management showed up with signs at the Tuesday, Oct. 23 Knoxville City Council meeting.

City council deals with drainage and homelessness

By Pete Gawda Drainage and homelessness were two issues that occupied a good portion of the Tuesday, Oct. 23 meeting of the Knoxville City Council. An agreement was reached in the appeal by Ronnie Collins, president of the Alice Bell/Spring Hill Neighborhood Association against the Metropolitan Planning Commission’s approval of expansion plans for The Legends […]

Well-Key Urgent Care is the Healthy Choice

Well-Key Urgent Care is the Healthy Choice

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Do you need medical care at about one-third the cost of emergency room visits? How about visiting Well-Key Urgent Care, where you’ll find seven-day a week service, x-rays, labs, and physicians on-site. Well-Key is named for the two doctors who founded the urgent care facility, Dr. J. Michael Rothwell and […]

Tennessee Governors & the Path to the US Senate, V

Tennessee Governors & the Path to the US Senate, V

By Ray Hill William Gannaway “Parson” Brownlow had been elected governor of Tennessee in 1865, taking the oath of office four days before General Robert E. Lee tendered his surrender to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox. Governor Brownlow was engaged in a heated reelection campaign against former congressman Emerson Etheridge. The Parson had pledged vengeance […]

‘Pumpkins for Piggies’ called for by Hooves & Feathers

‘Pumpkins for Piggies’ called for by Hooves & Feathers

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com What are you going to do with those leftover pumpkins from Halloween? Rather than trashing them why not donate them to Hooves & Feathers Farm Animals Humane Society? The new non-profit organization is collecting for their pigs and these pigs love to eat pumpkins which are a good source of vitamins […]

Three Halls players and head coach ejected in win at Seymour

PHOTO BY TRACY HEARD Powell senior Riley Bryant holds up the football he snatched out of the hands of South-Doyle's Ton'Quez Ball for a second quarter TD in the Panthers' 27-13 win Thursday night in South Knoxville.

Three Halls players and head coach ejected in win at Seymour

  By Steve Williams Three players from Halls and two from Seymour were ejected for fighting in the two teams’ high school football game Thursday night at Seymour High School. Halls High head football coach Jeremy Bosken also was ejected for unsportsmanlike conduct after “a major fight broke out” with 1:38 left in the third […]

The Knoxville Focus for October 22, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for October 22, 2018

10th Annual Pink Ribbon Celebration will honor breast cancer survivors By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The 10th annual Pink Ribbon Celebration will be held at the Grande Event Center just off Merchants Road Tuesday, October 30th and it looks like the event might be a sell-out. The celebration offers an incredible evening for breast cancer survivors, […]

E-911 Board looking for new director

E-911 Board looking for new director

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The E-911 Board of Directors is looking to hire a new executive director and Wednesday morning the board heard from Knoxville Fire Chief Stan Sharp on the search. Sharp told his fellow board members that the search committee is working on a new job description and obtained permission to start […]