The 1932 Governor’s Race In Tennessee, II

The 1932 Governor’s Race In Tennessee, II

By Ray Hill Tennessee, like every other state in the union, had been devastated by the Great Depression. The suffering in Tennessee was accentuated by the fact almost seven million dollars in state money had been lost when Caldwell and Company, one of the largest banking enterprises in the South, collapsed. That had caused Governor […]

MIKE BROWN ‘I don’t regret a minute of it’

Photo By Dan Andrews Commissioner Mike Brown being interviewed by Mike Steely. The retiring commissioner and community leader says he has lots to keep him busy after he leaves the commission.

MIKE BROWN ‘I don’t regret a minute of it’

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Mike Brown is known as being the “bulldog” of the Knox County Commission due to his eight years of speaking his mind as commissioner. His words are often colored with unique, descriptive and folksy phrasing that gets his point across. “I believe in telling it like it is,” Brown told The […]

State champion Fulton hung its hat on depth and a suffocating defense

Fulton Falcons hoist the gold basketball trophy after pulling away from Chattanooga Brainerd 59-50 in the TSSAA Class AA state championship game at MTSU in Murfreesboro on March 19.

State champion Fulton hung its hat on depth and a suffocating defense

By Steve Williams Fulton’s basketball team built a comfortable first-half lead in the TSSAA Class AA state championship game, but veteran head coach Jody Wright knew his Falcons had to keep working. “Brainerd is the type of team you can’t relax against,” Wright told a state-wide television audience on his way to the dressing room […]

Karns Senior is an All-American bass fisher

Karns Senior is an All-American bass fisher

By David Klein Gridiron. Hardwood. Diamond.  High school athletes have been making names for themselves on these playing fields for years. Add lakes to that. Bassmaster Magazine, the bible of bass fisherman, named 18-year old Karns High School senior Jake Lee, a Bassmaster’s 2015 All-American last year. Karns High School had a ceremony on Monday, […]

Oh brother! A day of mixed emotions ‘not a lot of fun’ for dad

PHOTO BY STEVE WILLIAMS Jonathan "Turtle" Byrd (left) and Matt Byrd look over lineups before giving them to umpire Tom Ouimet prior to the second game between Giles County and Central.last week. The two brothers shook hands and gave each other a hug before heading back to their respective dugouts.

Oh brother! A day of mixed emotions ‘not a lot of fun’ for dad

By Steve Williams Charlie Byrd introduced his sons to the game of baseball years ago. He coached them and watched them play in many games. But what his eyes saw on a beautiful early spring afternoon last week was a first. Matt and Jonathan “Turtle” Byrd were on opposite sides as head coaches of Central […]

Venero gets redemption in win over Rebels

Venero gets redemption in win over Rebels

By Ken Lay Carmelo Venero saw an opportunity to redeem himself Wednesday night and he took advantage of his chance. A senior outfielder for the Farragut High School baseball team, Venero had a rough go of things as he and the Admirals suffered their second loss of the young 2016 season against archrival Bearden Tuesday […]

The Knoxville Focus for March 21, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for March 21, 2016

‘Toughness’ pulls Fulton through in state opener By Steve Williams Jody Wright had a lot to fuss about after Fulton’s opening game in the TSSAA Class AA state basketball tournament, but he summed up in two words the most positive thing he would take away from his team’s struggle to get past Chattanooga Central. “Our […]

The Coming Supreme Court Fight

The Coming Supreme Court Fight

By Steve Hunley The national media is already doing all it can to buck up President Barak Obama in the pending battle to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court. Republicans are being heckled and attacked because of their obvious reluctance to approve Obama’s nomination. We’re hearing a lot about […]

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