Parking Garage, Pensions, Billboards

Parking Garage, Pensions, Billboards

By Mike Steely Steelym@knoxfocus.com The demolition of the Pryor Brown parking garage, built in the 1920s, to make way for a block-long street level parking lot was rejected by City Council last week. Royal Properties was appealing a Metropolitan Planning Commission rejection. A local petition to save the multi-story garage and objections by Knox Heritage […]

Powell overcomes slow start to down Lady Pats

Powell overcomes slow start to down Lady Pats

By Ken Lay For the first quarter of its game Tuesday afternoon the Powell High School girls basketball team was sleepwalking. But when the Lady Panthers finally answered their wake-up call, they were able to defeat Jefferson County 52-42 in the first round of the U.S. Cellular Basketball Tournament at Central High School. “I don’t […]

Publisher’s Position: Clerk Flap Is Pure Politics

By Steve Hunley Well, it looks like the 2014 election season has already begun. The flap about innocent folks being arrested without cause is being laid at the doorstep of Criminal Court Clerk Joy McCroskey by much of the local media. They have likely been fed this information by a disgruntled (with McCroskey) prosecutor in […]

Part Two: Tennessee’s Old Gray Fox Albert Gore

Part Two: Tennessee’s Old Gray Fox Albert Gore

By Ray Hill In 1938, Albert Gore defeated a host of opponents to go to Washington as the Fourth District’s Congressman.  Gore had long idolized a former Congressman from the Fourth District, Cordell Hull.  Hull had known Gore’s father quite well and lived in Carthage when in Tennessee.  Gore would frequently visit whenever Hull had […]

Oak Ridge slows down Central attack, 24-13

Oak Ridge slows down Central attack, 24-13

By Steve Williams A Central High offense that was averaging 35 points per outing could only reach the end zone twice Friday night. A young Oak Ridge defense that continues to grow up had a lot to do with it. The Bobcats’ own mistakes also were a factor. The end result was a 24-13 victory […]