Halls High makes Christmas brighter for many families

Halls High makes Christmas brighter for many families

  By Steve Williams Cheri Duncan’s cheerleaders did their part in helping Halls High School make Christmas brighter for many families this year. The cheer squad “adopted” a family for Christmas and provided gifts for them. The adoption was part of the school’s total adoption efforts, said Duncan. “The school helped over 70 kids this […]

The Knoxville Focus for December 16, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for December 16, 2019

Emerald Youth opens doors on community center in Lonsdale By Ken Lay The Emerald Youth Foundation opened a community center in Lonsdale last week. The new Haslam-Sansom Ministry Complex officially opened Thursday. It’s located on Texas Avenue between Stonewall and Sherman Streets. It features a pair of outdoor soccer fields, a gymnasium with four courts, […]

Tennessee and the League of Nations

Tennessee and the League of Nations

By Ray Hill Tennessee had been staunchly for Woodrow Wilson, both in his 1912 campaign for the presidency and his 1916 reelection campaign. Tennessee’s junior United States senator, Kenneth D. McKellar, had been a fervent admirer of President Wilson as a member of the House of Representatives and if any-thing, his admiration grew as a […]

Bearden High contributes to the spirit of the season

  By Steve Williams This is the time of year The Knoxville Focus likes to recognize local high school students with ties to athletics for their community service during the holidays. They could be members of any athletic team, cheerleaders, dance team or band members. Their contributions could be painting faces of children at Fantasy […]

The Knoxville Focus for December 9, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for December 9, 2019

Judge Irwin Needs Stuffed Animals By Focus Staff Tim Irwin, Judge of the Knox County Juvenile Court, is an imposing man with the demeanor of the grandfather he has become.  Irwin began a program years ago, asking the public for donations of stuffed animals.  Those same stuffed animals are parceled out to children whose lives […]