The New Deal in Tennessee I

The New Deal in Tennessee I

By Ray Hill “I have got no horse no autmobel and no nothing to ride can you pleas if possible fix for me to get some help some way can you fix for me some way so my family will not purish.” So wrote a man from Newcomb, Tennessee to Congressman J. Will Taylor on […]

Catholic loads up for another run at a state track title

The 4x200 relay team, all sophomores, helped Austin-East get off to a fast start in the East Sectional meet at CAK Thursday. The Roadrunners (from left) are Jahson Jackson, KaJuan Hale, Martest Forbes and Coby Colquitt. Photo by Steve Williams.

Catholic loads up for another run at a state track title

By Steve Williams Knoxville Catholic started the 2015-16 school year with a state championship in cross country last fall. The Irishmen would like to end it with a Class A-AA title in outdoor track and field this week at the TSSAA Spring Fling in Murfreesboro. After state qualifying was completed in the East sectional meet […]

Powell High field first to get new turf

Powell High field first to get new turf

By Steve Williams The Jungle never looked better. That’s where the Powell Panthers play and their new artificial turf is ready for use. Powell is the first of 13 Knox County high schools getting artificial turf over a three-year period, thanks to a $10 million gift from the Haslam family, Pilot and Pilot Flying J. […]

Farragut blows past Hurricanes 13-0 to reach state tourney

Farragut senior Dylan Pacifico threw two shutouts last week to propel the Admirals to the State Tournament last week. He tossed a complete game against Karns in the region semifinals and combined with John Painter for a one-hitter against Morristown East Friday. Photo by Dan Andrews.

Farragut blows past Hurricanes 13-0 to reach state tourney

By Ken Lay For much of the 2016 postseason the Farragut High School baseball team has endured its share of offensive struggles. But the Admirals (37-6) saw their bats awaken a bit in a comeback win against Powell in the Region 2-AAA Championship Game. There, Farragut scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh […]

Farragut comes alive late to win region

Farragut High School's baseball team celebrates a regional championship Wednesday night. The Admirals notched a 6-5 win over Powell when they scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. Photo by Dan Andrews.

Farragut comes alive late to win region

By Ken Lay Farragut High School baseball coach Matt Buckner watched his team struggle for six innings in the Region 2-AAA Championship game Wednesday night while Powell High saw things fall perfectly into place. But the bottom of the seventh was a different story as the Admirals overcame a 5-1 deficit to nab a comeback […]

The Knoxville Focus for May 16, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for May 16, 2016

No new taxes and more money for schools, Safety Center and zoo By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com If there was a surprise in Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett’s annual budget proposal last week it was for an additional $200,000 for the Behavior Health Urgent Care Center, formerly called “The Safety Center.” The mayor had already set […]

Report on Knox County Schools Dismissal Practices

Report on Knox County Schools Dismissal Practices

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com Last week a group of citizen journalists released a report on their investigation of Knox County Schools dismissal practices at the monthly meeting of Students, Parents, and Educators Across Knox County (SPEAK). Fifth District Board candidate Susan Horn was also in attendance. The report, “A Review of Personnel Dismissals by Knox […]

FDR Comes to Tennessee

FDR Comes to Tennessee

By Ray Hill President Franklin Delano Roosevelt came to Tennessee several times during his presidency.  It gave local politicians the opportunity to bask in the glow of Roosevelt’s magnetic presence and the people of Tennessee to actually see the jaunty tilt of FDR’s large head, cigarette holder firmly clenched between his teeth.  The popular image […]

American Legion appeals to City Council

American Legion appeals to City Council

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Knoxville City Council passed on first reading Mayor Rogero’s proposed budget during its meeting Tuesday night. The officials heard reports from the Historic Zoning Commission about saving historic properties and from Kim Trent, of Knox Heritage, about such efforts and her intentions to release the new “Endangered 15” list next […]

Bearden eliminates Rebels on emotional night 7-2

Bearden eliminates Rebels on emotional night 7-2

By Ken Lay Bearden High School boys soccer coach Ryan Radcliffe admitted that soccer took a back seat Thursday night but he knew that his top-seeded Bulldogs had to play a District 4-AAA Tournament semifinal. Bearden (16-3) did play and win as it eliminated fourth-seeded West High School with a 7-2 victory at Bruce Allender […]

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