Caruthers, new West AD, says protecting integrity is goal No. 1

PHOTO BY STEVE WILLIAMS Chris Caruthers, standing on the new artificial turf at West High’s Bill Wilson Field, is the school’s new athletic director. He has 12 years of experience as an assistant principal in the Knox County Schools system and also assisted in athletics at Austin-East and Powell.

Caruthers, new West AD, says protecting integrity is goal No. 1

By Steve Williams West High School may have a new athletic director in Chris Caruthers, but he has been around the business for more than a decade. “Goal No. 1 for any athletic director has got to be to protect the integrity of the program,” said Caruthers recently. Helping West High “keep a good face” […]

Vintage, Etc. to have Grand Opening Saturday

Vintage, Etc. to have Grand Opening Saturday

  By Ken Lay Jeana Vaughn has always been a collector and now, she owns a Fountain City store where she hopes her customers may find merchandise that may bring back some fond memories. Vaughn recently opened Vintage, Etc. at 3000 Tazewell Pike. It’s listed as a vintage clothing store, but a rip through the […]

The Knoxville Focus for August 27, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for August 27, 2018

Ed and Bob sign off with last ‘Night Out’ Knox County At-Large Commissioners Ed Brantley and Bob Thomas held their final Commissioners’ Night Out at Wright’s Cafeteria Thursday. When elected, Ed and Bob promised to be available to all citizens. This was their 43rd consecutive monthly Ed & Bob Night Out in Knox County. Ed […]

TNReady?

TNReady?

By Steve Hunley Governor Bill Haslam’s decision to go on a “listening tour” to hear the thoughts of professional educators seems a bit too little, too late. In less than five months’ time, Tennessee will have a new governor and almost surely a new Commissioner of Education, as well as a new legislature. Governor Haslam […]

Fulton grinds out tough win vs. Central

Fulton’s JaShaun Fenderson tries to slip past Central defender Demetrien Johnson near the sideline Thursday night at Dan. Y. Boring Stadium in Fountain City. The Bobcats led at intermission, but the Falcons rallied for an 18-9 victory. Photo by James Spears.

Fulton grinds out tough win vs. Central

  By David Klein In a physical battle of defenses, Fulton’s was slightly better Thursday night in the “Battle of Broadway” at Central High School. Fulton’s DaShaun McKinney intercepted a tipped pass and returned it 81 yards for a touchdown and a two score lead late in the third quarter. The interception sparked the Falcons […]

The Mystery After J. Will Taylor’s Death, I

The Mystery After J. Will Taylor’s Death, I

By Ray Hill Following Congressman J. Will Taylor’s death from an unexpected heart attack on November 14, 1939 there was an outpouring of grief on the part of the people of Tennessee’s Second Congressional district.  Taylor had long been a power in Tennessee and during the administrations of Presidents Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and […]

History fair fun for all the ages

History fair fun for all the ages

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The East Tennessee History Fair was more than anyone could have expected. Thousands of people came to Knoxville recently and visited the many events, booths, demonstrations, exhibits, and chatted with history re-enactors. The Saturday event flirted with rain all day but people didn’t seem to mind. There was something for […]

Hawks pull out win over West with 0:00 on clock

Hawks pull out win over West with 0:00 on clock

  By Steve Williams The “Talons and Swords” traveling trophy, which goes to the winner of the game between Hardin Valley Academy and West, has finally made it to the HVA campus. It may even be on Sallee Reynolds’ desk. The HVA principal, who was a longtime teacher at West High, is a key figure […]

The Knoxville Focus for August 20, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for August 20, 2018

City Police and Fire not relocating to Knoxville College By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com It may be that Knoxville College failed to fulfill an agreement within the memorandum of understanding with the city or successfully negotiate to alleviate the former school’s debt but the City is back off an agreement. The tentative agreement between Knoxville College […]

Mainstream media madness

Mainstream media madness

By Steve Hunley If anyone doubts for a moment President Donald Trump’s campaign to call out the mainstream media for misrepresentation, telling half the story or pushing outright lies is having an effect, last week should have caused those doubts to evaporate.  Last Thursday, some 100 newspapers joined together, one might say colluded, to publish […]

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