By Ray Hill General Lawrence D. Tyson of Knoxville had officially kicked off his campaign for the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate in Trenton, Tennessee. The General spoke before a crowd estimated at 5,000 persons. Tyson flayed the incumbent, Senator John Knight Shields, as well as criticizing the record of the third candidate […]
By Mike Steely firstname.lastname@example.org Cannabidiol, aka CBD, oil is a substance derived from the industrial hemp plant. While marijuana also comes from hemp plants CBD doesn’t have a high concentration of THC, the psychoactive part of marijuana that produces a “high.” Tom Wyrick, owner of the newly opened CBD American Shaman in Powell, praises the […]
By Steve Williams The old Catholic versus Webb rivalry can still be seen in a couple of sports. The two schools played against each other in home-and-home volleyball matches last fall, and the Spartans hosted the Fighting Irish in lacrosse Wednesday at David Meske Stadium at Webb. “It’s a spirited rivalry and we’ve worked really […]
Corryton Senior Center Welcomes Mayor Glenn Jacobs By Amy Box Fellhoelter Upon entering the 13-year-old Corryton Senior Center, you not only step onto their walking track, but also into a place of warm, welcoming smiles from staff and community members. This was especially true at the Open House for Mayor Glenn Jacobs held last Thursday […]
Tennesseans should support the governor, ESAs By Steve Hunley Tennesseans ought to stand up and support Bill Lee and the governor’s Education Savings Account legislation. Legislators are being bombarded by special interests opposed to parents and students having a choice for once. Most of the opposition is by teachers’ unions. What are they afraid of? […]
Larsen Jay's Random Acts of Flowers is a busy place during the week as staff and volunteers go through donated flowers and create new bouquets to be distributed to hospitals, nursing homes, etc. The non-profit organization headquarters in Knoxville now has three other locations around the nation. (Photo by Mike Steely)
In this week’s Getting to Know feature, The Knoxville Focus chatted with someone who positively impacts other people, people he may never meet, and what he does comes as a welcomed surprise and sometimes brings tears of gratitude. Larsen Jay is a husband, father, Knox County Commissioner and founder of Random Act of Flowers. Most […]
By Ray Hill Tennessee’s senior United States senator, John Knight Shields, was a candidate for a third term in 1924. Shields faced two formidable opponents inside the Democratic primary: General Lawrence D. Tyson of Knoxville and former state Supreme Court Justice Nathan L. Bachman of Chattanooga. All three candidates hailed from East Tennessee and Shields […]
Bearden’s Caleb Wilkins attempts to attack after winning a throw-in from Jonathan Meystrik (20) in the Bulldogs’ 8-0 victory over Hardin Valley Academy Tuesday at Turner-Allender Field. Photo by Ken Lay.
By Ken Lay Bearden High School boys soccer coach Ryan Radcliffe makes it no secret that his team must get off to a fast start. The Bulldogs got the message Tuesday night. “We got off to a fast start and I’ve preached about that all season,” Radcliffe said after Bearden notched an 8-0 non-district […]
Halls' softball team has a post-game meeting in the outfield, with the scoreboard in the background telling the final score of its win over Powell. Photo by Steve Williams.
Lady Red Devils remain unbeaten in softball By Steve Williams There’s no question who the Star of the Game was in Round 1 of this season’s Halls vs. Powell high school softball rivalry. Halls senior pitcher Bri Blair took matters into her own hands, tossing a shutout and smacking a two-run homer to give the […]
Safety Center turns one year old By Mike Steely email@example.com The Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center, often called the “Safety Center,” marked its first year since opening at 5302 Ball Camp Pike on March 19, 2018. The state, county and city-funded facility is the product of a long effort by supporters and is treating mentally […]