Senator Bennett Champ Clark: A Closer Look

Senator Bennett Champ Clark: A Closer Look

By Ray Hill I’ve written about Senator Bennett Champ Clark of Missouri previously, but I think he is such an interesting character, he deserves a closer look.  Bennett Clark’s life has all the fundamentals of a good story; love, success, turmoil and tragedy.  Clark was born to fortuitous circumstances and was highly intelligent and quite […]

Bowling on Bearden team was very worthwhile for Hines

Bowling on Bearden team was very worthwhile for Hines

By Steve Williams Michael Hines joined the Bearden High bowling team this past fall after the season had begun, but there was a reason why. Hines was living in Cleveland, Tenn., and going to Cleveland High School when his mother died Sept. 22. His older brothers became his guardians and he moved in with Jacob, […]

Edith Williams recalls life in Knoxville

Edith Williams recalls life in Knoxville

  A Knoxville leader passed away this month. She influenced many people in her very active life and is recognized as the successful push to re-establish the name “Lady Vols” to all University of Tennessee Women’s Sports. The Knoxville native was a former school teacher, Tupperware Manager, and Christian Church member, Edith Williams is survived […]

The Knoxville Focus for January 22, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for January 22, 2018

Deadline: Feb. 15th To Run In Knox County May 1st Primary Election By Focus Staff 2018 is, as everybody knows, an election year and the qualifying deadline for candidates wishing to seek office in Knox County is fast approaching. The qualifying deadline is February 15, 2018. Early voting starts April 11 and the earliest date […]

South Knoxville riding a wave

South Knoxville riding a wave

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “You guys are riding a wave. You couldn’t be in a better place,” said the developer of the former Kern’s Bakery on Chapman Highway. He was speaking to the South Knoxville Alliance last week in their monthly meeting being held at Dogwood Elementary School. Oliver Smith told the gathering that the […]

Playing Games for a Cause

Playing Games for a Cause

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Ever play cards with a comedian, foosball with a TV personality, air hockey with a famous voice or darts with a symphony conductor? Bet you haven’t, but you can, during an evening of games, auctions, food and fun at “Game On Against Cancer” at Games and Things on Kingston Pike and […]

Tennessee Talking Horse Congressman: Dan Kuykendall

By Ray Hill Dan Kuykendall (pronounced Kirk-en-dall) was the first Republican to be elected to Congress from West Tennessee since 1882. Kuykendall was also the first Republican to represent E. H. Crump’s former domain of Memphis in the House of Representatives; Kuykendall was also the last Republican to represent the area in Congress. Kuykendall was […]