Football season kicks off with Jamboree

Austin-East wide receiver Kevin Andrews (13) battles for the ball with Gibbs High’s Bryson Lane in Thursday’s action at the KOC Kick-Off Classic at Hardin Valley Academy. The Roadrunners and Eagles both open the season this week and each squad made the playoffs in 2015. Photo by Dan Andrews.

Football season kicks off with Jamboree

By Ken Lay Area high school football teams have had two long hot weeks of preseason camp in 2016. The hot weather stuck around Thursday night but camps officially came to an end Thursday night as eight area teams played the first night of the Knoxville Orthopedic Clinic Kick-Off Classic at Hardin Valley Academy. The […]

The Other “Boss” Hilary Howse of Nashville

The Other “Boss” Hilary Howse of Nashville

By Ray Hill When one thinks of bossism in Tennessee politics, Edward Hull Crump of Memphis leaps to mind.  Much has been written about the Crump machine, but Hilary Howse of Nashville headed an equally potent and thriving political machine in Davidson County. There are numerous similarities between the two urban political machines. Like Crump, […]

Bow Wow in the Park

Bow Wow in the Park

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com If you’ve recently moved to Knox County or if you just got your first dog you may be wondering where you can take it and let it play. If you’re lucky enough to have a fenced back yard then you can at least let the animal loose there. House animals need […]

Allied Services Unlimited provides solutions

Allied Services Unlimited provides solutions

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Don Burke is a man with a great sense for innovation and cutting edge technologgy. He has 40 years of diverse business experience, but the most significant times in his career were connected with his work in a biotechnological company dealing with hydrocarbons treatment. Recently he has started a new endeavor […]

With player numbers up, Vikings eye Mason-Dixon title

PHOTO BY STEVE WILLIAMS Barry Swafford prepares to throw a pass against the TSD defense during practice last week. Swafford was a senior quarterback for the Vikings in the fall of 1970.

With player numbers up, Vikings eye Mason-Dixon title

By Steve Williams An increase of 10 players on its 2016 squad is the best preseason news for Tennessee School for the Deaf’s football program. “We have 18 players on our roster now,” said TSD head coach Barry Swafford through interpreter and assistant coach Jordan Cooper following last Wednesday’s third practice day. “That’s good.” Now […]

Next footstep for Josh Kerr is a season-opening challenge

PHOTO BY STEVE WILLIAMS Clinton High School head coach Josh Kerr addresses his players following 7-on-7 play at Powell in July. Kerr's Dragons will take on Oak Ridge in a Rivalry Thursday game on MyVLT as the 2016 season kicks off this week.

Next footstep for Josh Kerr is a season-opening challenge

By Steve Williams Josh Kerr and Clinton High’s football coaching staff have had the entire off-season to get ready for Thursday night’s game against visiting Oak Ridge and Tee Higgins, one of the nation’s top rated wide receivers. It’s a scenario that’s right down Kerr’s alley, too. “One piece of advice that my dad told […]

Mommy & Me is just all that…

Mommy & Me is just all that…

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Miki Johnson was busy preparing flowers for a large wedding last week when her daughter and daughter in-law arrived at Mommy & Me. All three work there and even Miki’s mom, June Lay, is involved. June was out delivering for the shop when Jessica Johnson, Miki’s daughter in-law, and Candice Foster, […]

The New Deal’s Curmudgeon: Harold L. Ickes, Secretary of the Interior, Part 2

The New Deal’s Curmudgeon: Harold L. Ickes, Secretary of the Interior, Part 2

By Ray Hill In 1943, while still a member of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Cabinet, Harold L. Ickes wrote his autobiography.  Aptly entitled “Autobiography of a Curmudgeon,” Ickes immediately said, “If, in these pages, I have hurled an insult at anyone, be it known that such was my deliberate intent, and I may as well […]

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