The Knoxville Focus for October 24, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for October 24, 2016

New commission members get active By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The size of the property at the South Knox Senior Center is increasing thanks to the approval of a purchase last week by the Knox County Commission. The commissioners approved an expenditure of $73,000 to buy a lot from the Harp Family Living Trust fund. Located […]

Obama Edict to Affect Testing in Schools

Obama Edict to Affect Testing in Schools

By Steve Hunley For those teachers who have rallied around Board of Education member Amber Rountree’s resolution urging that the State of Tennessee issue a waiver for the TN Ready scores, the recent edict from the Obama administration must have been a blow.  Rountree is proposing a resolution asking that the State of Tennessee not […]

Apple Festival draws thousands

Apple Festival draws thousands

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com It was the 38th annual Apple Festival at the Washington Presbyterian Church in Corryton and this year’s  event drew thousands of people. Held behind the historic cemetery of the church, which was founded in 1802, the festival featured everything from Bar-B-Que pork ribs and a children’s scavenger hunt to apple butter […]

Senator Howard Baker, Part Three

Senator Howard Baker, Part Three

By Ray Hill In the fall of 1966, Republican Howard Baker kicked off his general election campaign for the United States Senate. He faced Democrat Governor Frank Clement in November, one of the most popular and experienced campaigners in Tennessee for the last decade. Since 1953, Frank Clement had served as Tennessee’s governor for all […]

Kelly looks to return from injury for Tusculum

Kelly looks to return from injury for Tusculum

By Ken Lay The last few weeks haven’t been easy for Tusculum College senior soccer player Lindsey Kelly. Kelly, a 2013 Karns High School graduate, had high hopes for her senior year in Greeneville. But those aspirations had to take a back seat when she broke her leg and possibly ended her season and her […]

‘Mobbatron’ leads way for Fulton on Senior Night, 44-3

PHOTO BY LEXIE GILLAND Fulton High running back Chaton Mobley, with West's K.J. Jefferson (3) and William Savoy (right) in pursuit, is off to the races on Senior Night. The MTSU commitment scored a touchdown on offense and defense in the Falcons' 44-3 win over the Rebels.

‘Mobbatron’ leads way for Fulton on Senior Night, 44-3

By Steve Williams It might have been his last game on Bob Black Field and he left Fulton High fans something to remember him by on offense and defense. Chaton Mobley, nicknamed “Mobbatron,” scored on both sides of the ball Friday to lead the Falcons to a convincing 44-3 win over West on Senior Night. […]

The Knoxville Focus for October 17, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for October 17, 2016

Reason for Celebration By Ralphine Major It started out as one small act of kindness and a simple mission.  A group of ladies passed a can around to help cancer patients with gas money.  Today, the collection can has grown and so has the mission!  Who could have imagined that eight years later, the group […]

Vietnam Veterans Day honors Veterans

Vietnam Veterans Day honors Veterans

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Thursday was special for Vietnam era veterans at the World’s Fair Park those soldiers, sailors and airman were honored in a special ceremony by Vet2Vet Tn. The ceremonies were hosted by Vet2Vet President Freddie J. Owens. Each Vietnam and Vietnam Era veteran was honored with a proclamation and a Vietnam service […]

Senator Howard Baker, Part Two

Senator Howard Baker, Part Two

By Ray Hill After having lost a close race for the United States Senate in 1964, Howard H. Baker, Jr. resolved to run again in 1966.  Senator Ross Bass would have to defend his seat after only two years, as he was completing the term of the late Estes Kefauver.  The winner of the 1966 […]

South Knoxville on the move

South Knoxville on the move

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com South Knoxville’s link with “downtown” Knoxville is the Henley Street Bridge and that entrance to the south is slowly getting a huge improvement. Although many businesses suffered when the bridge was closed for construction a few years ago, the area seems to be rebounding now. The stretch of Chapman Highway from […]