Tarwater returns home to play in summer hoops league

Tarwater returns home to play in summer hoops league

By Ken Lay Dwight Tarwater enjoyed a homecoming of sorts when he suited up for H3 Sports in its season opener in the Pilot Rocky Top League opener Wednesday night at Catholic High School. Tarwater, a 2010 Webb School of Knoxville graduate, last played in his hometown shortly after his high school graduation. That was […]

City Council will meet earlier

City Council will meet earlier

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com   Beginning in July the Knoxville City Council will begin meeting at 6 p.m. rather than the previous 7 p.m. meeting time. The council passed the time change unanimously Tuesday evening and, in doing so, also moved the Beer Board meeting from 6 p.m. until 5 p.m. The idea is to […]

Thomas P Gore: Oklahoma’s Blind Senator

Thomas P Gore: Oklahoma’s Blind Senator

By Ray Hill Tennesseans recall our own two senators named Gore, but there was another, who was apparently a distant cousin, Thomas Pryor Gore. T. P. Gore accomplished much and enjoyed a long and successful career in spite of being blind. Gore had suffered two different childhood accidents that left him completely blind. Thomas P. […]

Former players return to coach at middle school camp

Former players return to coach at middle school camp

By Ken Lay Conley Hamilton and Bryson Cowden enjoyed their middle and high school basketball careers in Powell. They both graduated from high school recently. During their time at the middle school, they won a James A Ivey Jr. Memorial Middle School Tournament Championship in 2012. From there, Hamilton and Cowden moved on to Powell […]

The Knoxville Focus for June 6, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for June 6, 2016

Area mayors discuss loss of jail funding By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com A meeting of East Tennessee Mayors  Thursday saw a discussion of the loss of state funds for state prisoners being housed in county jail. Maryville’s mayor, Tom Taylor, began the discussion by saying that Blount County’s seven mayors met on the situation last week […]

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