When Fairness Isn’t Fair

When Fairness Isn’t Fair

By Steve Hunley The Knox County Board of Education is currently under fire from Justice Knox who recently gathered in a Knoxville Church in what some referred to as a “discussion.”  If it was indeed a discussion, it was entirely one-sided.  Certainly opposing opinions were not welcome.  Justice Knox had invited numerous local elected and […]

Tennessee and American Neutrality,    Part Nine

Tennessee and American Neutrality,    Part Nine

  The United States Senate had begun the final debate on revising the Neutrality Act.  Senators contemplated amendments being offered by colleagues who were opposed to repealing the arms embargo and allowing the United States to sell weapons, munitions and goods to belligerent countries.  With Germany at war with Great Britain and France after having […]

Bearden outlasts Admirals in extra innings 8-7

Bearden outlasts Admirals in extra innings 8-7

  By Ken Lay   Bearden High School’s baseball team got off to a horrendous start in 2016 but it looks like the Bulldogs might be turning things around just in time for the District 4-AAA Tournament. Bearden had to work a little overtime on Monday, April 24, to notch a big league win over […]

Sugar Plumbing won’t drain your wallet

Sugar Plumbing won’t drain your wallet

By Mike Steely Garrett Cardwell, owner of Sugar Plumbing, is someone happy to talk with you about whatever your plumbing needs may be. He has more than 25 years in the contracting and plumbing business, is licensed and insured in the state of Tennessee, and is thrilled to be in East Tennessee. Garrett and his […]

Pridemore, Southern GG runner-up, is turning pro

Pridemore, Southern GG runner-up, is turning pro

  By Steve Williams Cody Pridemore, who represented the Knoxville team franchise in this year’s Southern Golden Gloves tournament, is starting down a new path in his boxing career. “I’m turning pro,” said Pridemore after losing by decision in the 152-pound finals of the Southern tournament April 22. “I’m planning on fighting in June in […]

The Knoxville Focus for April 24, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for April 24, 2017

Halls marks milestone for outdoor classroom By Ken Lay   The air smelled of barbecue and the Halls High School band’s saxophone ensemble played a few classic jazz tunes while the community’s schools celebrated a milestone anniversary for the Halls High School outdoor classroom Thursday night. The classroom benefits students in all areas at HHS, […]

Service to customers is key at Broadway Carpets

Service to customers is key at Broadway Carpets

By Mike Steely “The right product for the right job,” could be the motto of a well-known and respected floor covering business that has served our area for more than 37 years. Broadway Carpets, Inc. was started by John MacLellan, Bill Finley and Larry Kelsey. All three men are still with the firm and still […]

Eagles nab first place with win at Powell 4-0

Eagles nab first place with win at Powell 4-0

  By Ken Lay   Gibbs High School left Powell Wednesday night in sole possession of first place in the District 3-AAA baseball standings. The Eagles got a stellar pitching performance from junior right hander Cameron Hill in a 4-0 victory over the host Panthers at Danny T. Maples Field. That win, coupled with Gibbs’ […]

Tennessee and American Neutrality,  Part Eight

Tennessee and American Neutrality,  Part Eight

Tennessee’s senior United States senator, Kenneth D. McKellar, had moved strongly behind the neutrality program of President Franklin Roosevelt and Secretary of State Cordell Hull.  McKellar was unquestionably the longest serving and most powerful member of Tennessee’s Congressional delegation and his support for Hull’s program was shared by most members of Congress representing the Volunteer […]

Halls BPA looks to future

Halls BPA looks to future

By Mike Steely The Halls Business and Professional Association usually draws a good crowd for their meetings at the Beaver Brook Country Club and Tuesday was no exception. Business professionals from the community heard of proposals about the future of Halls Crossroads, some designed by University of Tennessee graduate students. Liz Albertson, senior planner for […]

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