Thank Goodness for Martin Daniel!

Thank Goodness for Martin Daniel!

By Steve Hunley The people of Knoxville and Knox County ought to be thankful for the service of State Representative Martin Daniel.  All too often the doings of our representatives in Nashville escape our attention because local media fails to report it.  The actions of our legislative delegation in the State Capitol oftentimes has a […]

2019 Class of CAK Warriors Break Capstone Ground

2019 Class of CAK Warriors Break Capstone Ground

By Amy Box Fellhoelter Calling the Christian Academy of Knoxville graduated class of 2019 “stellar” might be an understatement—not because the students earned more than nine million dollars in scholarships and accumulated more than 6,000 hours of community service, but for the reason that all 97 graduates will continue higher education at either a two-year […]

Congressman Robert Crosser of Ohio

Congressman Robert Crosser of Ohio

By Ray Hill For so many of us, members of Congress from other states are of little interest, yet so many of those faceless individuals have compelling stories and remain in the House of Representatives for decades, accruing seniority and power.  Robert Crosser served in Congress for thirty-eight years and it would likely have been […]

Emerald Academy celebrates first graduating class

Emerald Academy celebrates first graduating class

By Ken Lay Emerald Academy celebrated the accomplishments of its first middle school graduation last week. The graduation ceremony for Knox County’s first charter school was held Wednesday night at Overcoming Believers Church in East Knoxville. The school is part of the Emerald Youth Foundation, an inner city youth and family ministry. Emerald Youth Foundation […]

Powell honorees headed to East Tennessee State

Powell honorees headed to East Tennessee State

By Steve Williams Allison Farr and Riley Bryant, Powell High’s Student-Athletes of the Year, will both be continuing their education and athletic careers at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City. In high school, Farr was a standout pitcher and helped lead the Lady Panthers to the TSSAA Class AAA state championship as a junior […]

The Knoxville Focus for June 3, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for June 3, 2019

Recode meeting long, confrontational By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The year of 2019 may well be remembered as the year Knoxville City Council struggled with Recode. A second marathon session on Recode became exhausting and labored as the city council once again tried to correct the working changes to zoning and building standards. The special called […]

Our Focus is Local

Our Focus is Local

By Steve Hunley To my mind, one of the things that makes a community worthwhile is having a sense of community.  That is something we try to do here at The Focus, as our focus is almost entirely local in scope and nature.  The Focus has a reporter at every meeting of the Knox County […]

Nicholas Gibbs family assembles Saturday

Nicholas Gibbs family assembles Saturday

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com More than 100 descendants of Revolutionary War veteran and Knox County settler Nicholas Gibbs will assemble Saturday at the patriot’s original home on Emory Road. The event, sponsored by the Nicholas Gibbs Historic Society, will feature a tour of the home, a meal, a business meeting of the group, a historic […]