President Trump

President Trump

By Steve Hunley When Donald Trump first announced his intention to seek the Republican presidential nomination, his declaration was greeted with little enthusiasm from many GOP regulars and a collective giggle from the ruling elite and the mainstream media. Just last week, Donald J. Trump won arguably the biggest upset in the history of our […]

Take a Tasty Walk with East TN Tours

Take a Tasty Walk with East TN Tours

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Take a Tasty Walk with East TN Tours Want a tasty walking tour of downtown Knoxville? How about dining your way along Gay Street or Market Square and discovering a bit of history along the way? If your walking shoes are ready and you’ve got a hearty appetite then Lauren Quinn’s […]

Senator Howard Baker, Part Six

Senator Howard Baker, Part Six

By Ray Hill Although Howard Baker had not been selected as Richard Nixon’s running mate in 1968, his political star continued to rise. Even as Howard Baker’s political fortunes rose, 1969 was a difficult year for the Baker family. Everett McKinley Dirksen was the last of his kind. A golden throated orator of a time […]

Central and Fulton will square off again in playoff rematch

PHOTO BY LEXIE GILLAND/ FUL.COM Fulton's Zack Dobson pulls in a touchdown pass in the Falcons' Class 4A second-round victory over Catholic.

Central and Fulton will square off again in playoff rematch

By Steve Williams The lights will be brighter than ever on Broadway this Friday night. An unexpected rematch will pit Fulton at Central in the Battle of Broadway Part II. Many high school football fans had been expecting a Catholic vs. Greeneville showdown in the Class 4A quarterfinals this week. But the Falcons and Bobcats […]

New coach inherits veteran squad at Bearden

Gresham Middle School boys basketball coach Tom Poisal gives final instructions to the Gladiators before their game at Halls. Poisal, a teacher at Halls, was once the school's girls basketball coach. The Demons spoiled Poisal's homecoming with a 54-47 victory Thursday. Photo by Ken Lay.

New coach inherits veteran squad at Bearden

By Ken Lay Jeremy Parrott is a new face in the Bearden High School boys basketball program. Parrott, the former Cherokee High School head coach, was tapped to replace Mark Blevins, who resigned after last season, is one of a few newcomers in the program. “We’re excited,” said Parrott. “We’re a little things team. We […]

The Knoxville Focus for November 7, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for November 7, 2016

More than 80 units in Friday’s Veterans Day Parade   By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The 91st annual Veterans Day Parade starts at 10:40 Friday from the Knoxville City Auditorium and Coliseum at 500 Howard Baker Jr. Avenue and this year’s parade will include more than 80 organizations. Line up starts at 9 a.m. The route […]

An old rivalry starts anew

It's Halls on offense and Gibbs on defense in the championship game of the Knox Metro Youth Football League's NFC Junior Hopper division. Halls won 20-13 in what is sure to be one of many battles between the two rivals over the years.

An old rivalry starts anew

By Steve Williams Youngsters from Gibbs and Halls got their first taste of one of Knox County’s top football rivalries this season. And, yes, members of the two Junior Hopper division teams (ages 7-and-under) already know about the rivalry! “A big one,” answered Gibbs quarterback Clay Phillips when asked if there was a rivalry between […]

Senator Howard Baker: Part Five

Senator Howard Baker: Part Five

By Ray Hill With the close of 1967, Howard H. Baker, Jr. had completed his first year in the United States Senate.  1968 was an election year and while no statewide offices were up for election, there would be a hard fought presidential contest.  Richard Nixon began one of the greatest comebacks in presidential history.  […]

Big plans in works for Sharps Ridge Memorial Park

Big plans in works for Sharps Ridge Memorial Park

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com On Saturday, November 5, the Veterans Heritage Site Foundation’s First Annual Veterans Heritage Ridge Run kicked off fundraising for Sharps Ridge Park. The 5K run and one-mile trail walk was but one of the many ideas the Foundation has for the 63-year-old park. “We’ve adopted the park and once a month […]

Farragut continues hockey dominance with season-opening win

Bearden Ice Dawgs goalkeeper Mathieu Senechal makes one of his many saves in Bearden's 8-1 loss to the defending Moore Cup Champion Farragut Admirals Wednesday in the season opener for both teams. Senechal saved 17 of 19 shots over the first two periods of the game. Photo by Ken Lay.

Farragut continues hockey dominance with season-opening win

By Ken Lay Entering Wednesday night’s Knoxville Amateur Hockey Association High School season opener, the Farragut High School Hockey Club was in the midst of a run that saw it win three consecutive Moore Cup Championships. And the Admirals continued their recent league dominance by routing rival Bearden 8-1 at the Icearium in the 2016-17 […]