Road to Fame’s first class to be recognized Friday at Halls game

Super Panther! It's a bird, It's a plane, It's Bailor Hughes, Powell High's senior running back as he gets a little airborne against Anderson County In an exciting game Friday night at Powell. The Panthers scored 28 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to roar from behind for a 48-36 victory over the Mavericks. Coach Matt Lowe's 2-0 Powell team will play at Fulton this Friday night in a Region 3-5A game. Photo by Tracy Heard.

Road to Fame’s first class to be recognized Friday at Halls game

By Steve Williams It’ll be a special evening at Halls High School this Friday. The inaugural class of the Halls High Athletics’ Road to Fame will be recognized at halftime of the Red Devils’ football game versus Clinton. The 12 inductees are Tammy Eicholz Akard (volleyball), Donnie Cooper (golf), Ashley Cox (girls basketball), Dean Craig […]

The Knoxville Focus for the week of August 26, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for the week of August 26, 2019

Community Development seeks input on housing By Bill Howard Cities face many difficult problems and issues, not the least of them trying to provide decent and affordable housing for those who have that need. As with any issue, allocating very finite resources to virtually limitless needs is no small task. Every five years, Knoxville’s Community […]

Mannis Exhibits Real Leadership

Mannis Exhibits Real Leadership

By Steve Hunley The biggest issue in the coming City of Knoxville elections is, without a doubt, Recode.  Knoxville’s longest serving mayor, Victor Ashe, has appropriately termed it a massive “rezoning” package and indeed it does affect virtually every property within the city limits.  Nor has the city council kept its promises while at the […]

Free Red Line Trolley serving a growing South Waterfront

Free Red Line Trolley serving a growing South Waterfront

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com One week ago something happened in Knoxville that will create commerce and visitation between downtown and the South Waterfront. That Monday the Red Line Trolley began serving the area via a looping route from the Trolley Superstop on Main Avenue south across the Gay Street Bridge, west on Blount Avenue, then […]

The 1958 Senate Race in Tennessee, II

The 1958 Senate Race in Tennessee, II

By Ray Hill Prentice Cooper of Shelbyville, three times governor of Tennessee, had announced he would once again seek to become the Volunteer State’s chief executive on New Year’s day in 1958.  The sixty-two year old Cooper was one of many prospective candidates all of whom were warily circling one another.  Prentice Cooper’s own announcement […]

History Fair a huge success

History Fair a huge success

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com You might say the 2019 East Tennessee History Fair was a historic success, and you would be absolutely correct. The recent “Blast from the Past” held downtown had everything that a history buff, young or old, could want. “Seems like everything came together just right to make this our best ever!” […]

Halls volleyball team opens new era with victory

Halls volleyball team opens new era with victory

By Ken Lay A new era opened on a winning note for the Halls High School volleyball team Tuesday night. The Lady Devils won their season opener over Karns at home as they downed the Lady Beavers 25-12, 25-20, 25-18 in front of a spirited crowd. It was also Halls High’s first District 4-AAA victory […]

The Knoxville Focus for August 19, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for August 19, 2019

Early voting ends Thursday By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The first seven days of early voting saw 3,428 people cast ballots in the five locations and the total is about what was expected. Knox County Election Administrator Clifford Rodgers told The Focus that there’s not a past election to compare the returns to and he had […]

The Socialist Movement in Knoxville

The Socialist Movement in Knoxville

They Are on the Ballot By Steve Hunley Whether you believe it or not, there is a socialist movement in Knoxville; in fact, there is a ticket of socialist candidates running for city council.  They refer to it as the “City Council Movement” without referring to themselves as socialists.  The candidates running as part of […]

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