Finally… Tennessee Talks (Spring) Football…

Finally… Tennessee Talks (Spring) Football…

By Alex Norman The past few weeks have been filled with off the field distractions for Tennessee’s football program.  So actually getting back on the field for spring practice is a welcome change.  Vols head coach Butch Jones met with the media on before the first practice in Monday, March 7th, and said that he […]

Presidential Character

Presidential Character

By Ralphine Major The professor’s timing is perfect!  In the midst of a presidential election, the release of his book entitled “Presidential Character” is sure to spark enthusiasm for our nation’s highest office.  Timothy D. Holder, Knoxville resident and Professor of History at Walters State, talks about the first six presidents of the United States […]

Neighborhood gathering a success

Neighborhood gathering a success

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com More than 450 people turned out for the Neighborhood Awards and Networking Luncheon at the Knoxville Convention Center recently. The annual event featured exhibits from various city and county agencies, companies, and the presentation of the Diana Conn Good Neighbor of the Year Award. David Gillette of Mechanicsville received the Good […]

A look at our ‘little’ neighbors

A look at our ‘little’ neighbors

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Knox is a large county, surrounded by Anderson, Union, Jefferson, Sevier, Blount, Loudon and Roane Counties. All of these neighboring jurisdictions contribute to Knox County, Knoxville and Farragut’s economy, society, and culture. Most of us know the major cities in these nearby counties but there are smaller places, incorporated or […]

South Doyle Jr. Pro 8U All-Stars Take Second

South Doyle Jr. Pro 8U All-Stars Take Second

By David Klein Teamwork and perseverance were among the lessons the South Doyle Jr. Pro 8 and Under Boys’ All-Stars Basketball Team learned in their march to second place in the Knox County 8 and Under Youth  Basketball Tournament, hosted by the Knox Co. Parks and Recreation Department. “I think that’s the biggest thing they […]

Heifner scores 1,000 points in middle school career

Heifner scores 1,000 points in middle school career

By Ken Lay Carter Middle School eighth grader Jordan Heifner recently closed out a stellar middle school career. And when she did so, she was in elite company. A three-year middle school career, including her seventh and eighth-grade years starring for the Lady Hornets, ended with Heifner scoring 1,000 points. “It was a big honor,” […]

The Knoxville Focus for March 7, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for March 7, 2016

Bud Armstrong routs Rowell Owen wins big in 2nd District Horn tops in 5th, heads to run off in August By Steve Hunley, Publisher Knox Countians went to the polls last week and reelected Knox County Law Director by a thumping good majority.  In the last returns available, Armstrong won 78 of 85 precincts with […]

Well… Money Can’t Buy Everything

Well… Money Can’t Buy Everything

By Steve Hunley The people of Knoxville and Knox County deserve a big pat on the back for coming out and voting last Tuesday.  If anybody doubts the power of voting, last week’s election should dispel a lot of preconceived notions; if anybody doubts the ability of the people to overcome a deluge of cash […]

Trolley service cut back for Summit Towers

Trolley service cut back for Summit Towers

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Knoxville Transit Authority is looking to start implementing changes to its trolley services this May. One of the proposed changes, dealing with service to Summit Towers, saw debate for much of KTA’s February meeting. Although the trolley route will add Saturday service and continue to serve Summit Hill Drive every […]

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