By Mike Steely email@example.com On Saturday, November 5, the Veterans Heritage Site Foundation’s First Annual Veterans Heritage Ridge Run kicked off fundraising for Sharps Ridge Park. The 5K run and one-mile trail walk was but one of the many ideas the Foundation has for the 63-year-old park. “We’ve adopted the park and once a month […]
Bearden Ice Dawgs goalkeeper Mathieu Senechal makes one of his many saves in Bearden's 8-1 loss to the defending Moore Cup Champion Farragut Admirals Wednesday in the season opener for both teams. Senechal saved 17 of 19 shots over the first two periods of the game. Photo by Ken Lay.
By Ken Lay Entering Wednesday night’s Knoxville Amateur Hockey Association High School season opener, the Farragut High School Hockey Club was in the midst of a run that saw it win three consecutive Moore Cup Championships. And the Admirals continued their recent league dominance by routing rival Bearden 8-1 at the Icearium in the 2016-17 […]
By Mike Steely firstname.lastname@example.org On Tuesday, November 22, a very special dedication will take place at the East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery on Governor John Sevier Highway. While the cemetery holds the remains of veterans and their spouses, a monument will be dedicated to honor the Gold Star Families, the survivors of those veterans who died […]
Yes, your vote will count By Mike Steely email@example.com Cliff Rodgers, Knox County Administrator of Elections, told The Focus last week that anyone who hasn’t voted in the last two national elections become “inactive.” If the voter appears at their polling place they are asked if the address on file is still where they live. […]
By Mike Steely firstname.lastname@example.org A dozen Fountain City residents assembled recently to discuss forming a group that could help coordinate the future of that community. Commercial Bank President John Fugate invited the representatives of various local organizations to meet with him and share their ideas. The group, unnamed at the time of the meeting, plans […]
By Ray Hill Howard Baker had accomplished what most observers had believed to be the impossible by defeating Governor Frank Clement for the United States Senate in the November election in 1966. Baker became the first Republican ever to be popularly elected to the U. S. Senate since Tennesseans began electing senators in 1916. It […]
By Ralphine Major He grew up on Emory Road just west of Fairview Baptist Church, graduated from Gibbs High School’s Class of 1944, and served in WWII. Lynn Tillett of Corryton, Tennessee, passed away October 19, 2016, at the age of 90. I did not personally know Mr. Tillett, but I did know of his […]
PHOTO BY STEVE WILLIAMS CAK Coach Tony Cosey huddles with his Lady Warriors after their close win over Catholic in the Region 2 A-AA cross country meet.
By Steve Williams Georde Goodwyn, who made the switch from basketball to distance running last year, enjoyed his first win in cross country at the Region 2 A-AA meet Thursday at Victor Ashe Park. The Catholic High senior didn’t just win, he dominated the field as there were no competitors in sight when he crossed […]
By Mike Steely email@example.com The resurgence of downtown Knoxville is underway and several vacant buildings are in various stages of renovation. Recently the city-owned Tennessee Supreme Court Building received four bid proposals, the former Phoenix Hotel and the historic Knoxville High School are in the midst of restoration, and the Pryor Brown Parking Garage looks […]
New commission members get active By Mike Steely firstname.lastname@example.org The size of the property at the South Knox Senior Center is increasing thanks to the approval of a purchase last week by the Knox County Commission. The commissioners approved an expenditure of $73,000 to buy a lot from the Harp Family Living Trust fund. Located […]