The Knoxville Focus for December 12, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for December 12, 2016

School leaders brief community at rezoning forum By Ken Lay Knox County Schools hosted a rezoning meeting Tuesday night at Gibbs Elementary School to discuss the impact of two new middle schools. Gibbs Middle School and Hardin Valley Middle are scheduled to open in 2018 and last week’s meeting was held to get community input […]

King of the Courts

King of the Courts

By Steve Hunley Knox County Criminal Court Clerk Mike Hammond apparently isn’t satisfied with running the Criminal courts and the Fourth Circuit Court.  The Fourth Circuit Court is Knox County’s busiest divorce court and considering how many marriages seem to dissolve daily, it likely moves like a revolving door at lunchtime.  No, not content with […]

Ijam’s River Cleanup Ongoing

Ijam’s River Cleanup Ongoing

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com You may have seen him as he slowly boated up and down both shores with buckets and bags in the boat and a long dip net. Who is that guy out in the boat on the Tennessee River and what’s he doing? Depending on the day the guy in the boat […]

Central’s magic carpet ride ends one win short of gold

PHOTO BY JOHN VALENTINE Central senior lineman Isaac Buell tries to get to Memphis East sophomore quarterback Justin Lynn in the Class 4A state championship game Dec. 3 at Tennessee Tech. Buell had two solo stops in the Bobcats' 27-3 loss.

Central’s magic carpet ride ends one win short of gold

By Steve Williams Central’s football team proved to be human after all. They had an off day. After many magic moments led to an 11-game winning streak and their first berth in the TSSAA state finals in 17 seasons, the Bobcats couldn’t get in the end zone and Memphis East pulled away for a 27-3 […]

Holiday Open House at the Museum of East Tennessee History

Holiday Open House at the Museum of East Tennessee History

Saturday, December 10, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Cookies and apple cider will warm the day at the East Tennessee Historical Society’s Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 10. Entertainment will be provided by the Smokyland Sound Chorus of the Greater Knoxville Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Activities include craft demonstrations and the sale of […]

The Knoxville Focus for December 5, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for December 5, 2016

Teacher Advisory Committee discusses evaluations By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Teacher evaluations and school textbooks were the topics of Tuesday’s meeting of the Knox County Teacher Advisory Committee and Interim Superintendent Buzz Thomas said the meeting was incredibly helpful. Thomas chaired the group, made up of 20 teachers and one assistant principal, and opened the discussion […]

Let’s Get Control of Controlled Substances

Let’s Get Control of Controlled Substances

By Steve Hunley The problem of drug addiction in America is complex, troubling and growing at an alarming rate.  Yet I wonder if our country has really made the effort to properly regulate opioid painkillers.  Clearly if Walmart can instantly know how and when to restock its shelves through their perpetual inventory system, the technology […]

Webb Falls to Lausanne 12-9 in Division II-A Title Game

PHOTO BY DANNY DUNLAP Webb sophomore running back Jah-Lil Jefferson carries the ball against Lausanne in the Division II-A championship game in Cookeville. The Memphis team edged the Spartans 12-9 for its first state football title.

Webb Falls to Lausanne 12-9 in Division II-A Title Game

By Alex Norman The Webb Spartans were looking for its ninth state championship, and fourth in five years. But it would be Lausanne Collegiate School picking up its first gold ball. On Thursday, December 1st, Lausanne edged Webb 12-9 for the Division II-A championship, in what was a surprisingly defensive matchup in Cookeville. The Spartans […]

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