The Knoxville Focus for April 4, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for April 4, 2016

Drop the beer distance ordinance? Council says ‘Not Yet.’ By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com It is apparent that the distance between a beer retail store and places like schools, hospitals, churches and mortuaries may someday be changed but a 5-4 vote Tuesday evening by the city council keeps the 300 foot requirement. The close decision not […]

LITTLE BIG SHOTS

LITTLE BIG SHOTS

Powell Orange’s 6U coed team was the youngest of the teams to win a Knox County tournament championship in local youth basketball this season. See team photos of all seven Knox County champions and the 11 Knoxville champions on Page C2 in this week’s issue of The Knoxville Focus.

Lady Admirals win three, rout rival Bearden

Lady Admirals win three, rout rival Bearden

By Ken Lay After opening the 2016 season by losing four of its first six games, the Farragut High School softball game is in the midst of a three-game winning streak. The Lady Admirals (5-5 overall, 3-1 in District 4-AAA) opened the week with a 14-0 victory over rival Bearden Tuesday night at Bellamy Field. […]

Harmony and Hymns by the TOTS

Harmony and Hymns by the TOTS

By Ralphine Major You may be one of the Focus readers who has been privileged to hear them sing in one of the more than 175 churches or assisted living facilities over the years.  I have always known them as “The TOTS,” an acronym for “The Old Time Singers,”— though they have playfully said it […]

Bearden overcomes slow start to down Green Wave 4-1

Bearden overcomes slow start to down Green Wave 4-1

By Ken Lay   Bearden High School boys soccer coach Ryan Radcliffe finally saw his team produce the results he wanted when it focused and went back to basics. “Credit Gallatin,” Radcliffe said after his Bulldogs notched a 4-1 win over the Green Wave Thursday night in the opening round of the Bearden Invitational at […]

John Nance Garner as Vice President

John Nance Garner as Vice President

By Ray Hill Few men have been as colorful as John Nance Garner of Texas. Garner spent thirty-eight years in Washington, D. C., and the last eight as vice president under Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Yet, Garner shunned the limelight, preferring to make his considerable presence felt in the corridors of power and hidden offices of […]

Our National Landmarks: Railroad Depots

Our National Landmarks: Railroad Depots

By Mikes Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Knoxville is celebrating 225 years this year and you probably don’t realize that the city and its county have some 111 places on the National Register of Historic Sites. That includes not only historic homes and buildings but also landmarks. You probably know our “main” sites on the national registry but […]

CTE Goes Live

CTE Goes Live

Emily Ann Roberts signs Camille Clark’s autograph at the CTE Goes Live kick off held last Wednesday at Toyota Knoxville. Roberts won last year’s event and went on to place second in the television show The Voice. CTE Goes Live will be held on May 6 at Market Square, giving contestants from fifteen Knox County […]

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