Thank you, Pat Summitt

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Thank you, Pat Summitt

By Mark Nagi You couldn’t script it if you tried… A girl from a small town in the middle of Tennessee wins more games than any basketball coach in history… But Pat Summitt was so much more than that. Pat was, simply put, one of the most important people in the history of our state, […]

On a mission, Trentham’s ‘team’ connects with children

In addition to tennis, Wallen won post-season honors in football and wrestling.

On a mission, Trentham’s ‘team’ connects with children

By Steve Williams Softball standout Samantha Trentham enjoyed a victory of a different kind last week as she went to Mexico on a mission trip. “We have been loving on and witnessing to the children down here and being ‘Jesus with skin on,’ which has kind of become our motto,” e-mailed Trentham, Seymour High’s female […]

Thackerson is an early bird (Eagle) at Carson-Newman

By Steve Williams Tyler Thackerson already has turned a page on the new chapter in his life. The record-setting Clinton High quarterback has begun preparation for his first year at Carson-Newman University. “Since I reported to Carson-Newman in early June, my main focus has been completing two summer classes, working out every day and to […]

The Knoxville Focus for June 27, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for June 27, 2016

Fountain City bridge replacement brings improved facade, pedestrian options A new 58-foot-long bridge, adjacent to First Baptist Church and Fountain City United Methodist Church, was officially opened last Wednesday. The bridge feeds traffic to Gresham Middle School and Fountain City Presbyterian Church. Added improvements include sidewalks, bike lanes, a stairway down to Fountain Road and […]

1st Annual Firecracker 250 planned

1st Annual Firecracker 250 planned

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Want to do something different that the kids might love too? How about going to the First Annual Firecracker 250 on Saturday, July 2 at the Smokey Mountain RC Raceway? RC (or Radio Controlled) race cars aren’t like our childhood Hot Wheels or Slot Cars but are those toys’ bigger brothers. […]

Jacobs Insurance: Superstars in more ways than one

Jacobs Insurance: Superstars in more ways than one

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com What insurance agent in Knoxville is “bigger than life,” known just about anywhere he goes and is active in various causes in our area? The answer is Glenn Jacobs, owner of Jacobs Insurance Associates, LLC. Jacobs might be better known as “Kane,” a WWE wrestling champion who is still active in […]

‘The Man’ —Theodore G. Bilbo of Mississippi

‘The Man’ —Theodore G. Bilbo of Mississippi

By Ray Hill The art of politics has changed dramatically over the years. The age of truly gifted speakers who could move the emotions of audiences, bringing them alternately to laughter or tears is long gone.  Courthouse rallies and barbecues are already becoming things of the past, replaced by slick television advertisements, polling and focus […]

Webb’s Harrison will now take her volleyball to the beach

Webb’s Harrison will now take her volleyball to the beach

By Steve Williams There will be a lot of sunshine in Frances Harrison’s future. Webb School’s female Student-Athlete of the Year for 2015-16 signed scholarship papers last November to play beach volleyball at the University of South Carolina. In Harrison the Gamecocks are getting a 5-foot-10 outside hitter who was a record-setting player in her […]

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