Burlington’s future taking shape

Burlington’s future taking shape

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The future of East Knoxville’s Burlington neighborhood, once a thriving commercial center near the junction of Martin Luther King Jr. and Magnolia Avenue, is beginning to take shape. A survey of local residents there conducted by the East Tennessee Design Center was discussed in a meeting recently at the Burlington Library. […]

The Knoxville Focus for May 21, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for May 21, 2018

Memorial Day means Honor Fountain City!   By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com There are several events planned for next Monday as our area celebrates Memorial Day but there’s nothing like the special events at Honor Fountain City Day. The celebration, presented by Fountain City Town Hall, Inc., always draws a huge crowd to Fountain City Park […]

Fake News Abets Fake Investigation

Fake News Abets Fake Investigation

By Steve Hunley Shoes are beginning to drop as the mainstream media hurries to excuse methods they would have used to ruin careers and lives in other circumstances.  Tucker Carlson had as his guest writer and senior editor of The Federalist Mollie Hemingway last week and I found it both interesting and informative.  Ms. Hemingway […]

Gibbs gets offensive, wins Region softball title

Gibbs gets offensive, wins Region softball title

  By Ken Lay Longtime Gibbs High School softball coach Carol Mitchell saw her team do exactly what she wanted in the Region 2-AA Championship Game. Mitchell’s Lady Eagles pounded out 13 hits in a 12-1 five-inning victory over Kingston Wednesday night before a packed house in Corryton. “I thought we hit the ball well […]

Freshman comes up big for Farragut in region title win

Freshman comes up big for Farragut in region title win

  By Steve Williams Hunter Merrick may be a 15-year-old high school freshman pitcher, but he wasn’t worried. He had confidence in his defense and Farragut’s hitters as well. The 5-10, 155-pound lefthander did his part too, limiting highly regarded Karns to two hits in leading the Admirals to a 5-2 victory in the Region […]