Lassie

Lassie

By Ray Hill It is quite likely there is hardly anyone who grew up in the 1940s, 1950s, and early 1960s who cannot fondly recall the adventures of a particular collie named Lassie.  Most of us marveled at Lassie’s intelligence and bravery and her unending devotion to her owner.   Our hearts skipped a beat when […]

Knoxville breaks ground on Old City Gardens

Knoxville breaks ground on Old City Gardens

By Ken Lay Randy Boyd always wanted to give city residents an opportunity to grow flowers or vegetables and enjoy the pleasures of gardening and he made it happen. The City of Knoxville recently broke ground on the Old City Gardens, which are scheduled to open later this spring. Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and City […]

Harmony and Hymns

Harmony and Hymns

By Ralphine Major The new gospel singing group that Walter Maples helped to start in 2004 needed a name. They were all choir members, but no longer all members of the late Charlie Hatchett’s department. Thus, the inspirational group “The Old Time Singers” or TOTS was formed. TOTS originally began with Dorothy Johnson, soprano; Mary […]

Fifty Years for the Steelys

Fifty Years for the Steelys

Mike and Lettie Steely celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary April 1st in Washington, D.C., where they lived during the first years of their marriage. The Steelys have two adult sons, Michael Howard and Burton Ross, two grandchildren, Bethe and Gage, and two step-grandchildren, Julia and Sean. Mike, a writer for The Knoxville Focus, was a […]

The Knoxville Focus for April 4, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for April 4, 2016

Drop the beer distance ordinance? Council says ‘Not Yet.’ By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com It is apparent that the distance between a beer retail store and places like schools, hospitals, churches and mortuaries may someday be changed but a 5-4 vote Tuesday evening by the city council keeps the 300 foot requirement. The close decision not […]

LITTLE BIG SHOTS

LITTLE BIG SHOTS

Powell Orange’s 6U coed team was the youngest of the teams to win a Knox County tournament championship in local youth basketball this season. See team photos of all seven Knox County champions and the 11 Knoxville champions on Page C2 in this week’s issue of The Knoxville Focus.

Lady Admirals win three, rout rival Bearden

Lady Admirals win three, rout rival Bearden

By Ken Lay After opening the 2016 season by losing four of its first six games, the Farragut High School softball game is in the midst of a three-game winning streak. The Lady Admirals (5-5 overall, 3-1 in District 4-AAA) opened the week with a 14-0 victory over rival Bearden Tuesday night at Bellamy Field. […]