Dr. John R. Neal: Tennessee’s Eccentric I

Dr. John R. Neal: Tennessee’s Eccentric I

By Ray Hill Dr. John R. Neal was an American original; an educator, lawyer, state legislator, and perennial candidate for public office.  Neal could have been the blueprint for the absentminded professor.  Dr. Neal is frequently remembered for his many eccentricities, which included paying virtually no attention to his personal appearance, bathing infrequently, if at […]

Koepfer leads Concord Christian to new heights

Koepfer leads Concord Christian to new heights

By Steve Williams Allie Koepfer excelled in volleyball throughout her high school career at Concord Christian. She didn’t waste any time either. As an eighth grader in the fall of 2012 Koepfer helped lead Concord Christian School to the TSSAA Class A state volleyball tournament – the school’s first state tourney berth in any sport. […]

Area camp makes basketball fun for young players

Area camp makes basketball fun for young players

By Ken Lay For 28 summers Mike Hutchens has opened Catholic High School’s gym to young basketball players. Hutchens, the school’s longtime boys basketball coach, and his players make a habit of spreading the game that they love to those who may become the next generation of Irish boys basketball players at the Catholic Boys […]

Harvard Study Confirms Trump Coverage

Harvard Study Confirms Trump Coverage

By Steve Hunley Since Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States, the news coverage has been relentlessly biased.  If you doubt that, a new study from Harvard University should answer that question definitively.  The study, conducted by Professor Thomas E. Patterson of Harvard’s Kennedy School and the Schorenstein Center on Media, Politics and […]

Gibbs wins 10th softball title

Gibbs wins 10th softball title

By Steve Williams MURFREESBORO – Her team had played so well and hit the ball so hard in beating Powell 6-2 in the winners’ bracket finals Thursday, the hardest thing Gibbs High softball head coach Carol Mitchell had to do was get breakfast plans worked out for the following morning. “The funny part about that […]

100 Years Ago

100 Years Ago

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com There are no veterans left alive from the War to End All Wars. This year is the 100th anniversary of World War I and there are few reminders of that struggle locally except for one figure that stands in front of the Old Knoxville High School. The former city school is […]

The Knoxville Focus for May 22, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for May 22, 2017

Thirty-one candidates seek five council seats By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Noon Thursday was the deadline for qualifying and all candidates vying for the five Knoxville City Council seats now have until noon on May 25 to withdraw. Early voting starts August 9 and the Primary Election is August 29. Thirteen people have qualified as candidates […]

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