Hardin Valley Academy tracks down KIL titles

Hardin Valley Academy tracks down KIL titles

By Steve Williams Hardin Valley Academy’s battle cry in last week’s Knoxville Interscholastic League track and field meet could have been “Going the Distance.” When the dust left behind by their strong distance runners had settled, HVA’s boys and girls teams could be seen celebrating KIL championships on the Hardin Valley track infield. Aaron Templeton, […]

A Triumphant Evening

A Triumphant Evening

New Destiny Productions LLC, based in Powell TN has announced another exciting Christian music concert, Gospel Winter Fest featuring the award winning Triumphant Quartet with special guests Soul’d Out Quartet and Katelyn Parker. This concert will take place on Saturday evening March 9th at 7 PM at First Baptist Church Lenoir City, TN just 12 […]

The Vols (Finally) Have Their Man

By Alex Norman You can’t spell “Butch” without U-T… After 19 days and reportedly three failed attempts, the University of Tennessee announced that Cincinnati’s Butch Jones would become the 24th head coach in Vols history.  He agreed to a six year deal, worth $18.2 million (plus incentives). “It is truly an honor and a privilege […]

Recalling preps of the past in our area

Recalling preps of the past in our area

By Steve Williams Once upon a time, Golden Bears romped atop the ridge above Lonsdale. Panthers snarled in other areas besides Powell. In fact, some were on the prowl in East Knoxville, not very far from downtown. A little farther east, there used to be battles between Mountaineers and Warriors, sometimes taking place close to […]

Trainor In Trouble In South Knox

Trainor In Trouble In South Knox

By Focus Staff Pam Trainor, South Knoxville’s member of the Knox County Board of Education appears to be in trouble as she approaches her reelection bid in 2014. Our survey this week asked South Knoxville residents, “During the recent Knox County budget process, South Knox School Board member Pam Trainor strongly supported increasing Knox County […]

Tony Norman selected as new Commission Chair

Tony Norman selected as new Commission Chair

R. Larry Smith named Vice-Chair By Focus Staff After two years as Vice Chairman of the Knox County Commission, Brad Anders was poised to assume the full Chairmanship following Mike Hammond’s decision to step down. Anders had every reason to believe the transition would be a smooth one; he had the open or tacit support […]