Venero gets redemption in win over Rebels

Venero gets redemption in win over Rebels

By Ken Lay Carmelo Venero saw an opportunity to redeem himself Wednesday night and he took advantage of his chance. A senior outfielder for the Farragut High School baseball team, Venero had a rough go of things as he and the Admirals suffered their second loss of the young 2016 season against archrival Bearden Tuesday […]

The Knoxville Focus for March 21, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for March 21, 2016

‘Toughness’ pulls Fulton through in state opener By Steve Williams Jody Wright had a lot to fuss about after Fulton’s opening game in the TSSAA Class AA state basketball tournament, but he summed up in two words the most positive thing he would take away from his team’s struggle to get past Chattanooga Central. “Our […]

The Coming Supreme Court Fight

The Coming Supreme Court Fight

By Steve Hunley The national media is already doing all it can to buck up President Barak Obama in the pending battle to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court. Republicans are being heckled and attacked because of their obvious reluctance to approve Obama’s nomination. We’re hearing a lot about […]

The 1932 Governor’s Race In Tennessee, Part I

The 1932 Governor’s Race In Tennessee, Part I

By Ray Hill In 1932, Henry Horton was still governor of Tennessee.  He was eligible to seek reelection to another two-year term, but with the collapse of Caldwell and Company just after the 1930 election, Horton had barely survived being impeached.  Although he did survive, Henry Horton was a broken man, personally and politically.  Horton […]

Easter Blessings

Easter Blessings

By Ralphine Major Mother Nature is putting on a show!  She is covering winter’s drab canvas by weaving a tapestry of beauty.  Only days from the official start of spring, the earth is bursting forth with new life and new growth.  Driving down the highway, we seemed to be surrounded by vibrant green fields, yellow […]

The origin of Sunrise Services

The origin of Sunrise Services

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com What are you doing Easter Morning? Have you ever been to a Sunrise Service? Bet you don’t know the origin of those events. As early as 1732 the Moravian Church held Easter Morning Prayer services in Saxony. Following the prayers the young men of the church went to the church cemetery […]

Warriors do it their way, but bow to Brainerd at state

Warriors do it their way, but bow to Brainerd at state

  By Steve Williams Christian Academy of Knoxville’s basketball team didn’t have the outcome it wanted in the TSSAA state tournament, but you’ve got to give the Warriors credit for doing it their way. CAK bowed to Chattanooga Brainerd 76-52 in the Class AA quarterfinals Thursday at Murfreesboro. The loss ended the Warriors’ season at […]

Much of Loveville History Lost

Much of Loveville History Lost

By Mike Steely steelym@Knoxfocus.com You know Lovell Road don’t you? That busy stretch of road between Kingston Pike and Hardin Valley Road seems to get busier each week with the growth in West Knoxville. But I bet you don’t know how it was named or the history behind that area. Back in the early days […]

Beavers sweep Powell to open season

Beavers sweep Powell to open season

By Ken Lay A long offseason came to an end for the Karns High School baseball team last week. The Beavers had to wait an extra day but once they finally got on the field, they picked up a pair of crucial District 3-AAA wins over rival Powell. Karns beat the Panthers 1-0 at home […]

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