Media and the Millennials

Media and the Millennials

By Steve Hunley Now that Donald Trump has been elected President, Hollywood celebrities are signing petitions to ask Republican electors to vote for Hillary Clinton, while some millennials are taking to the streets to protest.  One is about as logical as the other.  The day after the election, the New York Times published an over […]

Suttree Landing Park opened

Suttree Landing Park opened

By Mike Steely steelym@Knoxfocus.com Why is the city’s newest park called “Suttree?” The ribbon cutting at Suttree Landing Park and Waterfront Drive Wednesday across the river from downtown opened the first city-built park in twelve years. The 8-acre park has festival lawns, a playground, a put-in for kayakers, river overlooks with picnic tables and a […]

Senator Howard Baker, Part Seven

Senator Howard Baker, Part Seven

By Ray Hill There were those who believed Howard Baker’s election to the United States Senate was an aberration; some believed Tennessee would return to its Democratic roots in the next election cycle. Yet Richard Nixon carried the Volunteer State in the 1968 presidential election. The Democratic nominee, Hubert Humphrey, had run a poor third […]

Farragut wins in OT, will practice on Thanksgiving Day

Farragut quarterback Adam Fulton (19) prepares to throw while being chased by Ooltewah's Jaylin Rogers. Fulton overcame a shaky start and threw four touchdown passes as the Admirals prevailed in double overtime. Photo by JJ Spears.

Farragut wins in OT, will practice on Thanksgiving Day

By Ken Lay When Tennessee high school football coaches begin preseason workouts on those hot days in mid-July, most tell their respective teams that they would like to still be practicing on Thanksgiving Day. That’s an opportunity that Farragut High School will get in 2016. “We’re going to practice on Thanksgiving Day,” Admirals coach Eddie […]

Bobcats run past Fulton 20-6 and into state semifinals

PHOTO BY LEXIE GILLAND/ FUL.COM Confetti falls on Central High fans and band members during the football game's opening kickoff Friday night at Dan Y. Boring Stadium. Fulton also fell 20-6 in the Class 4A state quarterfinal game.

Bobcats run past Fulton 20-6 and into state semifinals

By Steve Williams It’s Central’s turn to win a Class 4A state championship for Knoxville. Catholic did it last season and Fulton the three years before that. Even Greeneville, just a little ways up the road in Region 1, captured the 4A title in 2010 and 2011. Can the Bobcats keep the streak going? They […]

The Knoxville Focus for November 14, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for November 14, 2016

Beer sales near churches resolution delayed By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com What seemed to be a foregone conclusion to drop the current 300 feet required between churches and beer retailers saw some church opposition Tuesday night. The Knoxville City Council heard Jack Wallace and Carlos Harmon of Oakwood Baptist and Doug Stauffer of Antioch Baptist speak […]

President Trump

President Trump

By Steve Hunley When Donald Trump first announced his intention to seek the Republican presidential nomination, his declaration was greeted with little enthusiasm from many GOP regulars and a collective giggle from the ruling elite and the mainstream media. Just last week, Donald J. Trump won arguably the biggest upset in the history of our […]

Take a Tasty Walk with East TN Tours

Take a Tasty Walk with East TN Tours

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Take a Tasty Walk with East TN Tours Want a tasty walking tour of downtown Knoxville? How about dining your way along Gay Street or Market Square and discovering a bit of history along the way? If your walking shoes are ready and you’ve got a hearty appetite then Lauren Quinn’s […]

Senator Howard Baker, Part Six

Senator Howard Baker, Part Six

By Ray Hill Although Howard Baker had not been selected as Richard Nixon’s running mate in 1968, his political star continued to rise. Even as Howard Baker’s political fortunes rose, 1969 was a difficult year for the Baker family. Everett McKinley Dirksen was the last of his kind. A golden throated orator of a time […]

Central and Fulton will square off again in playoff rematch

PHOTO BY LEXIE GILLAND/ FUL.COM Fulton's Zack Dobson pulls in a touchdown pass in the Falcons' Class 4A second-round victory over Catholic.

Central and Fulton will square off again in playoff rematch

By Steve Williams The lights will be brighter than ever on Broadway this Friday night. An unexpected rematch will pit Fulton at Central in the Battle of Broadway Part II. Many high school football fans had been expecting a Catholic vs. Greeneville showdown in the Class 4A quarterfinals this week. But the Falcons and Bobcats […]

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