By Ken Lay The Gibbs Elementary School gymnasium has a new name. It was dedicated and named in honor of the late Larry Graham, a longtime teacher and coach who taught physical education and match in the Knox County School system for four decades. Graham spent 27 years of his career at Gibbs Elementary and […]
By Ray Hill It was hardly surprising Joseph W. Byrns, Jr. had been elected to Congress from Tennessee’s “Hermitage District”, site of General Andrew Jackson’s plantation home. The district had been represented for twenty-eight years by Joseph W. Byrns, father of the current congressman in 1939. The elder Byrns had come up through the ranks […]
PHOTO BY SHELLEY JOHNSON With the rain pouring down, South-Doyle's Elijah Young takes off on one of his five touchdown dashes in the Cherokees' 38-10 win over Central Friday night.
By Steve Williams Central’s highly regarded football team had a tough time holding on to the football in the rainy conditions at Billy K. Nicely Stadium in South Knoxville Friday night. But the Bobcats had an even tougher time getting a hold of Elijah Young. The tough, quick and elusive star running back for South-Doyle, […]
PHOTO BY TRACY HEARD Colton Webb, Powell senior defensive end, is double teamed as he tries to break through and get to the Oak Ridge quarterback. The Panthers rallied in the fourth quarter to win 27-21 and wrap up the Region 3-5A regular season title.
By Alex Norman The undefeated Powell Panthers entered last Thursday night’s game against Oak Ridge knowing that with a win, they’d capture a region championship. It wasn’t easy and took 20 unanswered points against a game Oak Ridge squad to do it, but the Panthers survived 27-21. “It’s huge,” said Powell head coach Matt Lowe. […]
Pension suit delayed until December 19 By Mike Steely email@example.com Knoxville attorney John P. Valliant has apparently been hired by Mayor Glenn Jacobs to represent the county in the class action suit against the county in the Retirement and Pension Board case. The suit was filed on September 10 and the county given 30 days […]
By Steve Hunley Most of the time it began with out of state consultants hired by Mayor Rogero to research ways to “make Knoxville better” in Rogero speak and almost each time very expensive multi-million dollar projects or vast changes in the Knoxville zoning and codes were recommended. Those solutions often had a common denominator: […]
By Mike Steely firstname.lastname@example.org You may know Don Dare as the “6 On Your Side” television reporter or as a WATE Anchor, but there’s much more to Dare than you may know. The Knoxville Focus sat down with him for a chat recently in order for our readers to get to know the man a […]
By Ray Hill Congressman Joseph W. Byrns, Jr. seemed to have everything going for him; the only child and namesake of long-time congressman and late Speaker of the House Joseph W. Byrns, had defeated a reasonably popular incumbent inside the Democratic primary in 1938. Young Joe Byrns seemed a favorite of the House leadership, all […]
Study shows up to $111M needed to update park By Mike Steely email@example.com Most people who have visited Chilhowee Park and Exhibition Center in recent years know that the 81-acre East Knoxville complex needs work. Options for the future of the often unused park are before the city now as a study by a consulting […]
By Steve Williams The play may long be remembered as The Stop in Powell High football lore. Senior tackle Jackson Daniel smashed West running back Isaiah Mattress’ 2-point run attempt from the 1½ -yard line in overtime Friday night to give the Panthers a 21-20 victory in the battle of unbeatens. “It was an open […]