Edenfield Dental Group is special

Edenfield Dental Group is special

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com When is a dental group more than just a dentist office? Edenfield Dental Group, at 2937 Essary Road in Fountain City, not only offers the dental services you’d expect but also specializes in treating special needs patients. “We were established in 2004 for the sole purpose of providing comprehensive dental services […]

Senator McKellar & The TVA, Part II

Senator McKellar & The TVA, Part II

By Ray Hill Tennessee’s senior United States senator, Kenneth D. McKellar, had finally abandoned his opposition to the construction of the Douglas Dam.  For those who thought it signified some kind of surrender in his battle of wills with Tennessee Valley Authority Director David E. Lilienthal, they were very much mistaken. Kenneth Douglas McKellar was […]

One more goal left to check off for Halls’ golf team

One more goal left to check off for Halls’ golf team

By Steve Williams For Halls High’s talented boys golf team, it’s been a two-part plan all season long. Get past Farragut in the region and go after the state championship. Check off No. 1. With junior Ryan Hall’s sizzling 67 leading the way, the Red Devils dominated the Region 2-AAA tournament with a 19-stroke margin […]

Fortner powers Gibbs past Halls and into first place

Fortner powers Gibbs past Halls and into first place

By Steve Williams The quarterback position is so important in football and that was very evident as Emory Road rivals Halls and Gibbs battled Friday night in Corryton. Caden Harbin, the Red Devils’ talented and versatile senior QB, helped get Halls off to a fast start and early lead but was sidelined with an injury […]

The Knoxville Focus for September 26, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for September 26, 2016

McMillan Decides Not To Seek Board Chairmanship By Focus Staff Mike McMillan has announced he will not continue to seek the chairmanship of the Knox County Board of Education.  A former Chair of the Board, McMillan and Sixth District Board member Terry Hill deadlocked earlier this month 4-4 with one member absent. McMillan served as […]

Senator McKellar & The TVA

Senator McKellar & The TVA

By Ray Hill Senator Kenneth D. McKellar’s reputation has suffered through the years largely due to his feud with David E. Lilienthal. Lilienthal was one of the original Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority. Like all of Kenneth McKellar’s feuds, it was a no holds barred affair and his hatred of Lilienthal became something of […]

Hispanic Heritage Month underway

Hispanic Heritage Month underway

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “Bueno Dias, y’all,” the minister said before leading the devotional during the kickoff of the Hora Latina-sponsored Ho La Festival in Knoxville. Pastor Melvin Colon was addressing a breakfast at the Knoxville Museum of Art and the humor in his greeting was recognized and appreciated in the crowd of city and […]

Betty’s Florist, The Flower Pot take it personally

Betty’s Florist, The Flower Pot take it personally

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “We take it personally, just like the flowers were coming from us,” says Emily Campen. She and her sister, Mary Beth Cary-Reagan, own three florist’s shops in the Knoxville area and take a personal approach in preparing flower arrangements for you. Betty’s Florist, at 8205 Chapman Highway, has more than 30 […]

Martin and Mavericks pull away for 71-43 win

Martin and Mavericks pull away for 71-43 win

By Steve Williams Sophomore quarterbacks Stanton Martin of Anderson County and Clinton’s Luke Harrison play on the same AAU basketball team, so maybe it was fitting their football teams put up a basketball-like score when they played each other Friday night. The host Mavericks pulled away from Clinton with a fourth quarter stampede. Twenty-eight points […]

Gryphons enjoy their stay at district championships

Gryphons enjoy their stay at district championships

By Ken Lay The L&N STEM Academy golf teams had a big day at last week’s District 2-A/AA Tournament at Ruggles Ferry. The Gryphons left the par-72 Strawberry Plains golf course as district champions while the Lady Gryphons finished third in the tournament and qualified for today’s (Sept. 26) Region 1-A/AA Tournament as a team […]

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