100 Years Ago

100 Years Ago

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com There are no veterans left alive from the War to End All Wars. This year is the 100th anniversary of World War I and there are few reminders of that struggle locally except for one figure that stands in front of the Old Knoxville High School. The former city school is […]

The Knoxville Focus for May 22, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for May 22, 2017

Thirty-one candidates seek five council seats By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Noon Thursday was the deadline for qualifying and all candidates vying for the five Knoxville City Council seats now have until noon on May 25 to withdraw. Early voting starts August 9 and the Primary Election is August 29. Thirteen people have qualified as candidates […]

Admirals outlast Oak Ridge for region title 2-1

Admirals outlast Oak Ridge for region title 2-1

By Ken Lay OAK RIDGE — It was a battle. But in the end, Farragut High School’s boys soccer team left Oak Ridge with a Region 2-AAA Championship Thursday night. “Oak Ridge is a great team and they’re well-coached,” Admirals Coach Ray Dover said after Farragut edged the Wildcats 2-1 in the title match at […]

Cordell Hull Almost Came Home

Cordell Hull Almost Came Home

By Ray Hill Cordell Hull, remembered as the longest serving Secretary of State in the country’s history, almost abbreviated his service due to his unhappiness inside President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Cabinet.  Frequently feeling ignored, if not actually humiliated by a president who preferred guiding U. S. foreign policy himself, Hull began thinking of returning home […]

Sterchi Mansion and the Fragile 15 list

Sterchi Mansion and the Fragile 15 list

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com A note on the door warns people to keep out of the historic old mansion which stands empty, overgrown, and possibly abandoned. The Sterchi Mansion, also known as Strafford Hall, was built in 1910 by the Sterchi family and was once part of more than 300 acres that included a dairy […]

13th Annual Wesley House Golf Tournament in June

13th Annual Wesley House Golf Tournament in June

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Wesley House is celebrating serving the community for one hundred and ten years this year and is looking forward to the 13th Annual Wesley House Golf Tournament coming in June. Tim Adams, Executive Director, spoke with The Knoxville Focus last week about the upcoming tournament and the history of the […]

Korner Market known for delicious country cooking

Korner Market known for delicious country cooking

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The instant you walk in you know exactly what draws South Knoxville residents to the Korner Market. The aroma of country cooking floats from the kitchen, promising a treat for your taste buds. It’s old fashion breakfast and lunch at its best:, traditional, delicious, and plentiful. Owner and manager Fareed Nasser […]