Early voting as heavy as expected

Early voting as heavy as expected

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Republican Primary for Knox County Mayor and Sheriff drew twice as many early voters as four years ago and spurred what is expected to be about 50,000 to 60,000 voters at the end of all voting on Tuesday evening. Cliff Rogers, director of the election commission, told The Focus Thursday […]

Story enters last KIL meet with ‘bittersweet’ feelings

PHOTO BY LUTHER SIMMONS Kiyontae Warren of Austin-East posted the best time in the state this season as he won the 300-meter hurdles in the annual Volunteer Track Classic at UT. Warren will be one of the top attractions in the KIL meet Tuesday night at Hardin Valley Academy.

Story enters last KIL meet with ‘bittersweet’ feelings

By Steve Williams Rebecca Story’s high school days are counting down. So where does her last KIL track meet fit in it all? “I am really excited to be graduating,” replied Story, one of the TSSAA’s greatest ever distance runners, when asked to describe her feelings last week. “I have had an incredible five years […]

KOC recognized for taking care of our student-athletes

KOC recognized for taking care of our student-athletes

Distinguished Service Award presented by TIAAA   By Steve Williams Injuries occur in athletics. They are part of the game. But student-athletes at 15 high schools in the local area are attended to and treated quickly by certified athletic trainers from the Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic when these unfortunate situations happen in practice and games. KOC […]

Will TNReady Ever Be Ready?

Will TNReady Ever Be Ready?

  By Steve Hunley Once again the State of Tennessee has been embarrassed by the failure of TNReady. Taxpayers spend $30 million annually to fund TNReady, which is supposed to help gauge the progress of students. It seems every year there is a problem with the testing platform. Amber Rountree, South Knoxville’s representative on the […]

Old Supreme Court Hotel taking shape

Old Supreme Court Hotel taking shape

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Developer Rick Dover and his partner, Charles Carlyle of Boston Development, shared their tentative plans for the redevelopment of Knoxville’s former State Supreme Court building with city council members Thursday afternoon. Empty for years the complex takes up a block of downtown between Henley, Cumberland, Locust and Church Streets, opposite […]

The 1934 Senate Race In Tennessee, Part One

The 1934 Senate Race In Tennessee, Part One

By Ray Hill By 1934, Republicans were not much of a factor in statewide elections in Tennessee. The political landscape in the Volunteer State had changed with the resignation of Senator Cordell Hull, who had agreed to serve as Secretary of State in the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933. It fell to […]

Baumgardner to play junior hockey in Canada

Baumgardner to play junior hockey in Canada

By Ken Lay Ben Baumgardner has always dreamed of playing professional ice hockey. He may now get the chance to lace up his skates and play in NHL arenas. He came one step closer to realizing his lifelong dream recently when he signed a contract to play for the Essa Stallions of the Canadian Premier […]

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