Senator Howard Baker, Part Nine

Senator Howard Baker, Part Nine

By Ray Hill For much of 1979, Howard Baker was preoccupied with the business of running for president.  Senator Baker arrived at the Lyons Township Republican annual steak fry and the temperature was still a broiling 90 degrees as the sun went down.  Worse still, the sound system failed and Howard Baker stood at the […]

Changes guide Grace Rams to special title season

Cool champion. Head Coach Kris Kimbrough gets the "Gatorade treatment" from Assistant Coach Phillip Morgan after the Baby Roadrunners won this season's 6U Flag AFC championship in the Knox Metro Youth Football League. Assistant Coach Brandon Fair also was in on the fun. "I started to put the stuff up, then the coaches tried to give me a bath," said Kimbrough. "I ran for 10 minutes and finally gave in."

Changes guide Grace Rams to special title season

By Steve Williams It may be grassroots football, but the intricacies of it are more sophisticated than one might expect. At least that was the case for Grace Christian’s 11-and-under Pee Wee team this season. The Rams installed a new offense this year and put in a new defensive formation for the post-season tournament in […]

Turnovers, defensive lapses spell defeat for Admirals

Tough Night: Farragut's Elijah Thomas (34) and Caleb Thomas can't hide their frustration during the Admirals' 74-55 loss to Harriman last week at the Lynn E. Sexton Gymnasium. The defeat dropped Farragut to 1-2 on the season.

Turnovers, defensive lapses spell defeat for Admirals

By Ken Lay Farragut High School boys basketball coach Chris Cool is preaching patience as his young Admirals embark on the early stages of the 2016-17 basketball season. Trouble is: his team hasn’t quite bought over the first three games of the new campaign. “We have to learn to be more patient,” Cool said after […]

The Knoxville Focus for November 28, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for November 28, 2016

Angelic Ministries needs your help By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Angelic Ministries will host 25 families in need every Tuesday and Wednesday throughout December and supply them with Christmas gifts and various other sundries and household goods the families need. The ministry supplies everything from clothing to furniture for families that have lost most, if not […]

Mainstream Media Has Learned Nothing

Mainstream Media Has Learned Nothing

By Steve Hunley Following the election of Donald Trump it was readily apparent to even the mainstream news media they had not only missed the boat, but weren’t even at the right dock.  The publisher and chief editor of the New York Times assured readers the Grey Lady would “rededicate” herself to what it considered […]

Antique Addiction a superb place to shop

Antique Addiction a superb place to shop

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com It may well be the cleanest and best organized antique shop in the region and Kim and Donna are proud of their store and merchandise. Not only does Antique Addiction have lots of vendors but the ladies also offer their own selection of items. Located at 3529 West Emory Road in […]

Senator Howard Baker, Part Eight

Senator Howard Baker, Part Eight

By Ray Hill Fresh from his titanic reelection victory in 1972, Howard Baker returned to the United States Senate on the cusp of becoming a national figure. Richard Nixon had also won an historic reelection victory, but it quickly unraveled.  When the Senate appointed a bipartisan committee to investigate the Watergate break-in, Minority Leader Hugh […]

Gibbs gains confidence, upsets three teams en route to title

GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL Cameron Mercer was a member of the First Baptist Academy grasscutter team that captured the 9-under NFC division championship this fall at John Tarleton Park. It was only the second season for FBA in the Knox Metro Youth Football League. Mercer plays fullback and linebacker for the Eagles. Starting today, The Knoxville Focus is running stories, scores and photos of the 2016 KMYFL team champions. The two-part feature will continue in the Dec. 5 issue.

Gibbs gains confidence, upsets three teams en route to title

By Steve Williams Gibbs’ 14-under Varsity team got on a roll in the Knox Metro Youth Football League’s post-season tournament and captured the NFC division championship despite being seeded No. 6 out of seven teams. After going 1-5-1in the regular season, the Eagles won four games in 10 days, capping their remarkable tourney run with […]

Webb overcomes tough start to pound Rebels 61-38

West High's Tyrone Patterson (30) dribbles into the frontcourt as Webb's Charlie Wyrick prepares to defend. Patterson led the Rebels with 14 points but the Spartans used a big second half to prevail 61-38.

Webb overcomes tough start to pound Rebels 61-38

By Ken Lay For the first quarter of its victory over West High School, Webb School of Knoxville’s boys basketball team struggled with the Rebels’ pressure defense. But after a sluggish beginning, the Spartans got things figured out. “During the first quarter, I think we really struggled with their pressure,” Webb coach Ricky Norris said […]

The Knoxville Focus for November 21, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for November 21, 2016

School system policies under review By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com In a meeting that was sometimes jovial and sometimes blunt the Board of Education continued to wrestle with altering the policies dealing with relations between them and the director of schools. Several of the BOE members meet with Interim Superintendent Buzz Thomas Thursday in the mezzanine […]

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