Mayor Rogero Answers Neighborhood Questions

Mayor Rogero Answers Neighborhood Questions

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero spoke at the Neighborhood Advisory Council’s monthly meeting Wednesday afternoon and answered a number of questions. The questions ranged from what will happen at the terminus of James White Parkway to safety at the Behavioral Center just off Western Avenue. Rogero urged all the neighborhoods to […]

Alabama Liberal: Lister Hill

Alabama Liberal: Lister Hill

By Ray Hill   Joseph Lister Hill did not emerge from the hills of Alabama, nor did he have to rise above poverty; in fact he was born into a well-to-do family.  Hill’s father was Dr. Luther Leonidas Hill and the future senator was named for his father’s friend, Dr. Joseph Lister, who pioneered the […]

Roadrunners are thankful and hopeful as season ends

Roadrunners are thankful and hopeful as season ends

  By Steve Williams Bearden moved on. Austin-East wished it could. In a regular season finale matching two Knoxville high school basketball teams that ranked among the state’s best throughout the year, the visiting Bulldogs pulled away in the second half for an 83-60 win at Clifford H. Ross Gymnasium Tuesday night, Feb. 13. Bearden […]

Central’s Summers sinks Campbell County with late layup

Photo by Ken Lay. Central High’s Sean Oglesvy (23) attempts to get open in the Bobcats’ 51-49 victory over Campbell County Tuesday night in the District 3-AAA Tournament at Halls. Oglesvy scored six points against the Cougars.

Central’s Summers sinks Campbell County with late layup

  By Ken Lay Central High School’s boys basketball team saw its 2017-18 season come to an end Thursday night in the District 3-AAA Tournament quarterfinals. The Bobcats dropped a 62-47 decision to Powell late last week at Halls High School. But Central, which finishes the campaign with an 11-19 record, did steal a win […]

School Board Should Completely End Leadership Academy Relationship With McIntyre

School Board Should Completely End Leadership Academy Relationship With McIntyre

By Steve Hunley What most people in Knox County don’t seem to realize is that Jim McIntyre’s Leadership Academy is still very much alive.  When current Superintendent Bob Thomas presented the board of education with a proposal removing $900,000 of funding, Thomas concurrently recommended to the board that the school system continue to participate in […]

Dailey, Welch and Rountree hold South Knox meeting

Dailey, Welch and Rountree hold South Knox meeting

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com In a combined effort to get more residents of South Knoxville and South Knox County involved in the future of that area three local elected officials joined to meet the public recently. County Commissioner Carson Dailey, City Councilmember Stephanie Welch and School Board Vice Chair Amber Rountree held a community […]

Banned Roadrunners have just one game left to play

Banned Roadrunners have just one game left to play

Armstead said spectators caused incident to escalate   By Steve Williams In an exclusive interview with The Knoxville Focus last week, Austin-East Athletic Director Alvin Armstead said spectators coming out of the stands were what caused an incident in a high school boys’ basketball game between A-E and Brainerd to escalate Saturday, Jan. 27, in […]

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