Old Sevier Neighbors Win at City Council

Old Sevier Neighbors Win at City Council

  By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com Loud applause and shouts of joy erupted Tuesday evening from the Old Sevier Neighborhood citizens attending the Knoxville City Council meeting. The impromptu celebration took place after the city council members approved an appeal of the variances granted to a proposed large development there. Jennifer Arthur filed the […]

Irish win state hoops title with win over Briarcrest

Irish win state hoops title with win over Briarcrest

By Ken Lay NASHVILLE — When the 2019-2020 high school basketball season began, Knoxville Catholic had one goal — a Division II-AA State Championship. It didn’t come easily but the Irish got their title when they outlasted defending state champion Briarcrest Christian School 50-47 on Saturday, March 7 at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena. “It’s been […]

The Knoxville Focus for March 9, 2020

The Knoxville Focus for March 9, 2020

Knox County Republicans celebrate Super Tuesday victories By Ken Lay Buuck came one step closer to replacing the term-limited Bud Armstrong as Knox County Law Director as he defeated Cathy Quist Shanks in the Republican Primary on Super Tuesday. Now, Buuck faces a challenge from Jackson Fenner. Fenner, an Independent, recently entered the race but […]

Mike McMillan Reelected to School Board

Mike McMillan Reelected to School Board

By Steve Hunley Mike McMillan was reelected to the Knox County Board of Education last week to a new four-year term.  McMillan defeated two opponents, Adam Brown and Leon Daugherty, finally winning with more than 57% of the vote.  The remarkable thing about McMillan’s victory was the fact he was unable to campaign personally, as […]

Clapp Chauffeurs Corryton

Clapp Chauffeurs Corryton

  By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com What does the Corryton Senior Center have that no other senior center has? What makes visits to places like Cherokee, Townsend, and the Bush’s Beans Museum possible? The answer is a 25-passenger bus driven by Larry Clapp. Clapp not only drives the bus but also organizes trips for […]

Tennessee Governors & the Path to the US Senate, V

Tennessee Governors & the Path to the US Senate, V

By Ray Hill William Gannaway “Parson” Brownlow had been elected governor of Tennessee in 1865, taking the oath of office four days before General Robert E. Lee tendered his surrender to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox. Governor Brownlow was engaged in a heated reelection campaign against former congressman Emerson Etheridge. The Parson had pledged vengeance […]

Plumlee takes reins of Central baseball program

Plumlee takes reins of Central baseball program

  By Steve Williams Central’s Dustin Plumlee will make his debut today as a high school head baseball coach when the Bobcats play their season opener at Tommy Schumpert Park. Plumlee, 33, joined the Central staff last year as pitching coach and was elevated to the head post in January after Devan Parrott resigned, confirmed […]