The Knoxville Focus for October 8, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for October 8, 2018

Panthers turn a tough week into a proud night By Steve Williams Powell High’s football team was in the news last week – and it wasn’t good news. Friday night the Panthers were in the spotlight – and they shined brightly. The school received a letter from the TSSAA on Wednesday, Oct. 3, with notification […]

South Knoxville Museum seeking items, donations

South Knoxville Museum seeking items, donations

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “Mighty oaks from little acorns grow’” is an old saying and in South Knoxville Rocky Stephens is planting that acorn with the idea of an eventual South Knoxville Museum. Rocky Stephens, the owner of Pinnacle Communications, broke ground to plant that seed recently in his complex at 3508 Maryville Pike. […]

Tennessee Governors & the Path to the US Senate, II

By Ray Hill Only nine men have made the transition from governor of Tennessee to United States senator. One of those nine was one of the most successful politicians to take part in Tennessee’s turbulent politics: Andrew Johnson. In fact, Andrew Johnson prospered politically during the Civil War, the most tempestuous time in Tennessee’s history. […]

Bearden vs. Farragut: Prep football pageantry ‘at its highest’

PHOTO BY CARLOS REVEIZ - crfoto.com Ethan Gossage (70) and Cooper Mashburn (53) clear the way for Isaiah Gibbs in undefeated Farragut's 42-21 win over Dobyns-Bennett Friday night.

Bearden vs. Farragut: Prep football pageantry ‘at its highest’

  By Steve Williams The Bearden Bulldogs will host the Farragut Admirals this week in one of the state’s top high school football rivalries. “The rivalry is special because of the history and tradition between the schools,” said Bearden Head Coach Morgan Shinlever Saturday. “With the two schools being so close in geographic location, many […]

The Knoxville Focus for October 1, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for October 1, 2018

Happy 227th, Knoxville! By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Knoxville’s 227th Birthday is Wednesday, October 3, and the East Tennessee History Center and Historic Homes of Knoxville are hosting a luncheon at 11:30 to celebrate. The Civil War battles in East Tennessee will be the subject of a presentation by Steven E. Woodworth, an American history professor […]

Golfers brave rain to play for Knoxville’s Youth

Golfers brave rain to play for Knoxville’s Youth

  By Ken Lay A little rain couldn’t dampen spirits at the Rick Barnes Emerald Youth Golf Classic Presented by Regal early last week. More than 120 golfers braved some intermittent showers to play in the tournament at Holston Hills Country Club on Monday, Sept. 24. The tournament, which has now been played for two […]