Southern Gospel Music at its Best

Southern Gospel Music at its Best

By Ralphine Major I study the cover before opening it.  The simple format is striking.  A traditional, small country church, whose architectural style is fast fading from America’s landscape, stands proudly in the background.  In the shadows of leafless trees, its beautiful steeple meets the sky.  Standing in front of the church is a man […]

JACK IS BACK

JACK IS BACK

By Dan Andrews An epic battle of “David verse Goliath” is occurring in radio and it appears that David, or in this case, Jack Ryan, might emerge victorious. The award-winning DJ was recently let go by a powerhouse country radio station and was replaced by “syndication.” That means the radio station brought in a DJ […]

Poll: Almost 76% oppose extending the school year

Poll: Almost 76% oppose extending the school year

By Focus Staff The Knoxville Focus asked quite nearly 500 voters, “Knox County School Superintendent James McIntyre has proposed extending the school year up to seven days at a total cost of $7 million. Do you support or oppose extending the school year?” Almost 76% of Knoxvillians and Knox Countians oppose extending the school year […]

Halls advances to title game

Halls advances to title game

By Ken Lay Hardin Valley Academy has fielded a varsity baseball team for four seasons and the Hawks have already proven that they are a force to be reckoned with on the diamond. Hardin Valley claimed its second consecutive District 3-AAA Tournament Championship with a 4-1 victory over top-seeded Halls Thursday night before an enthusiastic […]

Crematory placement discussion continues

Crematory placement discussion continues

By Sarah Baker On Thursday, May 3, The Metropolitan Planning Commission held a public meeting in the community room at the Cansler Family YMCA to hear input regarding proposed zoning regulations for the placement of facilities for cremation in the City of Knoxville. Last fall Gentry-Griffey Funeral Chapel in Fountain City received a permit from […]

Hold’em High

Hold’em High

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Somehow in the midst of all the turmoil, life goes on and renews itself. On May Day my grandson arrived, and things seem brighter now. Yes, the destruction continues in Washington, wars rage around the world and injustice is even encountered in our City government. But, now a new star shines […]

Farragut, West Valley sweep Track Championship

Farragut, West Valley sweep Track Championship

By Ken Lay Farragut Middle School’s girls and West Valley’s boys won the 2012 Knox County Middle School Track and Field Championships in dominating fashion Wednesday night at Hardin Valley Academy. The Lady Admirals won their second consecutive county title with 143 points. The Halls Lady Demons took second (69). Karns was third with 68 […]

Focus Poll for May 7 edition

Focus Poll for May 7 edition

By Focus Staff The latest poll conducted by The Knoxville Focus asked voters, “The current sales tax rate in Knox County is 9.25% or $9.25 per $100 spent.  Do you support or oppose increasing the Knox County sales tax rate?” The results reveal one of the most lop-sided results since The Focus started conducting polls.  […]