Kapaya and Coughlin capture KIL cross country titles

Kapaya and Coughlin capture KIL cross country titles

By Steve Williams The Knoxville Interscholastic League has a new girls champion in cross country. Shila Kapaya of Knoxville Catholic won the annual KIL meet Saturday, covering the 5K Sequoyah Hills Park course in 18 minutes, 18 seconds. Three-time champion Rebecca Story, a senior this year at Christian Academy of Knoxville, did not run in […]

Halls boys win state golf titles in historic fashion

PHOTO BY MARIANNE DEDMON Ryan Hall's 13-under-par 131 total not only led Halls High to its second straight team title, it was only one stroke off from tying the TSSAA state golf tournament record for 36 holes of play.

Halls boys win state golf titles in historic fashion

By Steve Williams Halls’ 2017 boys golf team will go down as one of the best in TSSAA history. The Red Devils, in fact, recorded the best-ever 36-hole score by a public school team, a 7-under-par 569, in winning the Division I Large Schools championship Wednesday at WillowBrook Golf Club in Manchester. Only Baylor, a […]

Union Heritage Festival is fun for the entire family

Union Heritage Festival is fun for the entire family

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Where can you find an antique tractor parade, a feed bag toss, a skillet toss and a pumpkin seed spitting contest? How about music, vendors and local authors? The Union County Heritage Festival is a one-day event Saturday, October 7 at Wilson Park in Maynardville. There’s the Heritage Olympics, a “longest […]

Tennessee and the League of Nations I

Tennessee and the League of Nations I

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 anything, his admiration grew as a […]

Fulton Routs Carter on Homecoming

PHOTO BY LEXIE GILLAND / FUL.COM Carter High's Quez Witherspoon is stopped in his tracks by Fulton's Josh Jones in the Falcons' 47-11 win Friday night at Bob Black Field.

Fulton Routs Carter on Homecoming

By David Klein Despite four turnovers, the Fulton Falcons dominated the visiting Carter Hornets on homecoming night at Fulton. Falcons’ quarterback Xavier Malone threw for 235 yards and four touchdowns, and running back Dorian Williamson scored three touchdowns in a 47-11 victory. Fulton dominated the first quarter. Taking advantage of a Hornet fumble, Malone threw […]

Visiting Historic Bulls Gap

Visiting Historic Bulls Gap

Want a visit to the past? Interested in ghost towns or almost ghost towns? Probably no place in our region is more typical of small, 1880s era towns than Bulls Gap in southern Hawkins County. Located between Morristown and Greeneville the little town began before the railroad but bloomed during the heyday of the American […]

Ambulance Provider Questions Raised Again

Ambulance Provider Questions Raised Again

By Steve Hunley According to 7th District County Commissioner Charles Busler it may well be AMR, Knox County’s ambulance service provider, is not in compliance with its current contract.  That is embarrassing enough, but even more embarrassing is the fact the Knox County Commission just voted to extend that same contract for an additional five […]

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