The Knoxville Focus for March 20, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for March 20, 2017

Historic Speedway Circle home taken by city By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com A two-story old house on Speedway Circle in East Knoxville and the lot next to the home have been approved for condemnation or purchase by the Knoxville City Council. The properties, at 3738 and 3740 Speedway,  are  believed to be owned by Angela Fields […]

Catholic gives Murphy Center a pinch of green in its chase for gold

Luke Smith is quickly greeted on the court by jubilant teammates and coaches after his game-winning shot in Catholic’s 56-53 semifinal win over Nashville Whites Creek in the TSSAA Class AA state tournament Friday.

Catholic gives Murphy Center a pinch of green in its chase for gold

Knoxville Catholic’s historic season came to an end Saturday in the Class AA state championship game when the top ranked Irishmen fell to Nashville Maplewood 60-57. The Panthers got off to an early lead and led most of the game as Catholic was hampered by foul trouble. Catholic’s standout senior point guard Luke Smith missed […]

Friends Forever is just that

Friends Forever is just that

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Friends Forever Antiques and Collectables shop is located at 5716 Western Avenue just across from the Cumberland Estates Shopping Center and the name tells the story. Friends Forever is just that, a variety of rooms decorated and supplied by about 10 different antique enthusiasts that include the owner, Christine Housley, as […]

Tennessee and American Neutrality, III

Tennessee and American Neutrality, III

By Ray Hill Attempting to purge senators from his own party proved to be President Franklin Roosevelt’s folly. It was certainly true FDR remained the most popular Democrat in the country and he believed the voters would heed his call to eject those Democratic senators whom he targeted as obstructionists. Among those marked for defeat […]

Powell B&P talks upcoming events

Powell B&P talks upcoming events

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The importance of sidewalks in the Powell community and future plans for the walkways is the subject of a public meeting at the Lighthouse Café on Tuesday, April 4. Justin Bailey reminded members of the importance of attending the meeting during the Powell Business and Professional Association meeting Tuesday. Bailey said […]

Perfect tournament run nets title for Admirals

Perfect tournament run nets title for Admirals

By Ken Lay OLIVE BRANCH, Miss — A season of hard work culminated in the ultimate prize for the Farragut High School hockey club. “I’m really proud of the boys. They worked really hard in practice and they’ve worked really hard all year,” Admirals coach Jeff Lindsay said after Farragut claimed the Blue Division High […]

The Knoxville Focus for March 13, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for March 13, 2017

Urgent Care Center gets quick approval By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com What was thought to be the most disputed item before the planning commission Thursday, the approval of the Helen Ross McNabb Behavior Health Urgent Care Center, passed with little debate. Neighborhood homeowners left the meeting talking of appealing the decision to city council. John Zimmerman, […]

Remembering Earl Hoffmeister

Remembering Earl Hoffmeister

By Steve Hunley Earl Hoffmeister passed away last week at 90. Many readers likely knew Earl Hoffmeister personally, as did I. I was one of those who was actually taught by Hoffmeister. Quite a few years ago, I was a student in Earl Hoffmeister’s mechanical drawing/drafting class. It won’t surprise anyone who knew him to […]

Third Creek Civil War Fort Dedicated

Third Creek Civil War Fort Dedicated

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com There is one less undiscovered Civil War site in Knoxville. A Third Creek cannon embankment, known as a “Redan,” was discovered about 10 years ago by Dr. Charles Faulkner as he and his wife walked along the greenway there and the site was officially dedicated earlier this month. Many Civil War […]