USS Tennessee survivors gather

USS Tennessee survivors gather

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The USS Tennessee floated along Battleship Row, next to the Arizona and the West Virginia, in Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked. The ship was struck twice by bombs as its crew fought back. But she stayed afloat. After repairs and upgrades the USS Tennessee served out the rest of World […]

The Right Stuff: The KPD Explorer Post

The Right Stuff: The KPD Explorer Post

By Dan Andrews andrewsd@knoxfocus.com As Chief Rausch handed the Explorer of the Year award to Hayden Marshall on April 22, 2016, he smiled, which was significant because it was the first time he had smiled in days. Before the awards ceremony an impromptu press conference outside the dining hall had taken place with media pressing […]

The Knoxville Focus for May 2, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for May 2, 2016

Is it a medical clinic or a drug treatment office? By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com About fifty neighborhood residents in the Choto area in West Knox County attended the zoning portion of the Knox County Commission last week to oppose a medical clinic that they feel might become a drug treatment facility. The opponents came armed […]

Mayor Rogero requests $200,000 for Safety Center

Mayor Rogero requests $200,000 for Safety Center

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Although the city may adopt a budget that is 4.5% above this year’s figures there’s no property tax increase proposed for next year. One of the bouts of applause during Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero’s “State of the City” address Wednesday at Zoo Knoxville came when she announced she is asking […]

Always In Bloom means customer service

Always In Bloom means customer service

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com A flower shop doesn’t have to be huge to be successful and Always in Bloom on Sutherland is a great example. Jenny Austin and Leonard Palladino started the business in 2005 and Austin and her employees were busy last week taking orders and preparing centerpieces for a special UT event while […]

Big innings lift Hawks over Heritage 10-1

Big innings lift Hawks over Heritage 10-1

By Ken Lay Two big innings propelled Hardin Valley Academy’s baseball team to a crucial District 4-AAA victory Wednesday night. The Hawks scored five innings in both the third and sixth frames and those big offensive outbursts were enough to net HVA a 10-1 win over Heritage at home. “I think the timing of the […]

Second-half spurt nets Halls victory in rivalry match 3-1

Halls High's Sam Steffey outruns Central's Mohammed Bangura (4) in a District 3-AAA match Tuesday at Halls. Steffey scored a goal to lift the Red Devils to a 3-1 win in the annual battle for Black Oak Ridge bragging rights.

Second-half spurt nets Halls victory in rivalry match 3-1

By Ken Lay Three unanswered second-half goals spelled victory for the Halls High School boys soccer team Tuesday night in the Black Oak Ridge rivalry. The Red Devils overcame a 1-0 halftime deficit and notched a 3-1 victory over Central at the Halls soccer field. The win also helped Halls clinch second place in the […]