By Steve Hunley Following the election of Donald Trump it was readily apparent to even the mainstream news media they had not only missed the boat, but weren’t even at the right dock. The publisher and chief editor of the New York Times assured readers the Grey Lady would “rededicate” herself to what it considered […]
By Mike Steely email@example.com It may well be the cleanest and best organized antique shop in the region and Kim and Donna are proud of their store and merchandise. Not only does Antique Addiction have lots of vendors but the ladies also offer their own selection of items. Located at 3529 West Emory Road in […]
By Ray Hill Fresh from his titanic reelection victory in 1972, Howard Baker returned to the United States Senate on the cusp of becoming a national figure. Richard Nixon had also won an historic reelection victory, but it quickly unraveled. When the Senate appointed a bipartisan committee to investigate the Watergate break-in, Minority Leader Hugh […]
GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL Cameron Mercer was a member of the First Baptist Academy grasscutter team that captured the 9-under NFC division championship this fall at John Tarleton Park. It was only the second season for FBA in the Knox Metro Youth Football League. Mercer plays fullback and linebacker for the Eagles. Starting today, The Knoxville Focus is running stories, scores and photos of the 2016 KMYFL team champions. The two-part feature will continue in the Dec. 5 issue.
By Steve Williams Gibbs’ 14-under Varsity team got on a roll in the Knox Metro Youth Football League’s post-season tournament and captured the NFC division championship despite being seeded No. 6 out of seven teams. After going 1-5-1in the regular season, the Eagles won four games in 10 days, capping their remarkable tourney run with […]
West High's Tyrone Patterson (30) dribbles into the frontcourt as Webb's Charlie Wyrick prepares to defend. Patterson led the Rebels with 14 points but the Spartans used a big second half to prevail 61-38.
By Ken Lay For the first quarter of its victory over West High School, Webb School of Knoxville’s boys basketball team struggled with the Rebels’ pressure defense. But after a sluggish beginning, the Spartans got things figured out. “During the first quarter, I think we really struggled with their pressure,” Webb coach Ricky Norris said […]
School system policies under review By Mike Steely firstname.lastname@example.org In a meeting that was sometimes jovial and sometimes blunt the Board of Education continued to wrestle with altering the policies dealing with relations between them and the director of schools. Several of the BOE members meet with Interim Superintendent Buzz Thomas Thursday in the mezzanine […]
By Steve Hunley Now that Donald Trump has been elected President, Hollywood celebrities are signing petitions to ask Republican electors to vote for Hillary Clinton, while some millennials are taking to the streets to protest. One is about as logical as the other. The day after the election, the New York Times published an over […]
By Mike Steely steelym@Knoxfocus.com Why is the city’s newest park called “Suttree?” The ribbon cutting at Suttree Landing Park and Waterfront Drive Wednesday across the river from downtown opened the first city-built park in twelve years. The 8-acre park has festival lawns, a playground, a put-in for kayakers, river overlooks with picnic tables and a […]
By Ray Hill There were those who believed Howard Baker’s election to the United States Senate was an aberration; some believed Tennessee would return to its Democratic roots in the next election cycle. Yet Richard Nixon carried the Volunteer State in the 1968 presidential election. The Democratic nominee, Hubert Humphrey, had run a poor third […]
Farragut quarterback Adam Fulton (19) prepares to throw while being chased by Ooltewah's Jaylin Rogers. Fulton overcame a shaky start and threw four touchdown passes as the Admirals prevailed in double overtime. Photo by JJ Spears.
By Ken Lay When Tennessee high school football coaches begin preseason workouts on those hot days in mid-July, most tell their respective teams that they would like to still be practicing on Thanksgiving Day. That’s an opportunity that Farragut High School will get in 2016. “We’re going to practice on Thanksgiving Day,” Admirals coach Eddie […]