Dykes Leads Hardin Valley to Big Win

Dykes Leads Hardin Valley to Big Win

By David Klein Aaron Dykes was a touchdown monster Friday night at Hardin Valley. The Hawks’ running back scored four touchdowns on 10 carries, tying a school record to lead Hardin Valley to a 47-7 win over the visiting South Doyle Cherokees. He finished with 177 yards. In the first half, Dykes ran for 130 […]

Shafer offers technology made simple

Troy Shafer is pictured with his wife Monica and their daughter, Maecyn and their son Sawyer.

Shafer offers technology made simple

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Troy Shafer has 18 years of IT experience and is now offering Shafer Technology Solutions in Knoxville and surrounding areas. He’s bringing his expertise, gained at large companies and government service, to offer a whole technology company geared to assists small and medium businesses.  Shafer prides himself on helping businesses stay […]

The Knoxville Focus for September 6, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for September 6, 2016

Elected officials take the oath of office By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “The new school board represents a historic change and opportunity and sets the stage for real change in the educational process in Knox County,” said new Board of Education member Tony Norman of District 3. Norman was among several newly elected or re-elected county […]

Barnes ‘gives back’ through Emerald Youth Foundation

Barnes ‘gives back’ through Emerald Youth Foundation

By Ken Lay Rick Barnes may be Tennessee’s head men’s basketball coach but he also wants to contribute to the community. That’s why he became involved with Knoxville’s Emerald Youth Foundation. “When I first got here, I wanted to do more than just coach basketball,” Barnes said as he started the 18th Annual Emerald Golf […]

You can help save Butterfly Lake

You can help save Butterfly Lake

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com One of the beautiful features about the Colonial Village neighborhood is Butterfly Lake. The shallow lake sits at the entry of the South Knoxville neighborhood and draws all types of water fowl. Last week the Canadian Geese were waddling along the shoreline looking for food and two cranes were far away […]

The 1952 Senate Race in Tennessee, I

The 1952 Senate Race in Tennessee, I

By Ray Hill The 1952 Senate race in Tennessee had its roots in the 1948 election, which was a turning point in Volunteer State history.  For decades, Tennessee’s politics had been dominated by Senator Kenneth D. McKellar and E. H. Crump, leader of the Shelby County machine.  The two had parted company only occasionally, usually […]

Maryville wears down Falcons 45-29 in Battle of Champions

PHOTO BY DAN ANDREWS A touchdown pass heads Zack Dobson's way in the Battle of Champions. Maryville came from behind to defeat Fulton 45-29.

Maryville wears down Falcons 45-29 in Battle of Champions

By Steve Williams Zaevion Dobson made the ultimate sacrifice in the game of life and the Fulton High football team, which includes many of his teammates, honored him with extraordinary effort in the Battle of Champions Saturday night, Aug. 27. Even though it didn’t result in victory, it was a performance in which Zae could […]

Fans in mid-season form for Thursday pregame parties

Fans in mid-season form for Thursday pregame parties

By Ken Lay It’s just after 11 a.m. on a Thursday on the Cumberland Avenue Strip and commuters are working their way through a nerve-racking construction zone. But this isn’t just another workday in the area surrounding the University of Tennessee campus; this is evident from the unusually full fast food restaurants and the high […]

The Knoxville Focus for August 29, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for August 29, 2016

Howell, Smith Rally CAK to Victory over Grace Christian By David Klein Stewart Howell rescued CAK. The 6’1” sophomore who primarily plays wide receiver for the Warriors made the defensive play of the game. With CAK leading 36-29 and 1:20 left, the Grace Christian Academy Rams faced a 4th-and-goal at the CAK 6. Rams’ quarterback […]

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