Holstons re-live vintage baseball

By Ken Lay The Knoxville Holstons have taken the National Pastime back to its roots. The Holstons, who play in the Tennessee Vintage Baseball Association, play their home games at the Historic Ramsey House. It’s Knoxville’s first season in the league that was founded in Nashville in 2013 and plays its games according to 1864 […]

Celebrating July 4th around the area

By Mike Steely   You probably already know of Knoxville’s Festival on the Fourth happening this Friday at World’s Fair Park, but there are lots of Independent Day celebrations going on in our area as well.   Gatlinburg kicks off Independence Day early Friday morning with its midnight “First July Fourth Parade in the Nation!” […]

Legal and Public Notices for June 30, 2014

Default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by a certain Deed of Trust executed February 7, 2008 by Steve Herman and Mary Herman, Husband and Wife to Riney Title fo Williamson County, Tennessee, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the office of the Register […]

Knoxville Focus for July 30, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus. Race to the top Part 2: Assessments By Sally Absher sallyabsher@gmail.com When most people think of Race to the Top (RTTT), they think of Common Core. But national, common assessments are perhaps a larger and more insidious part of the initiative. If Common Core is completely repealed, but […]

A True Tennessee Statesman: Senator Howard Baker

Publisher’s Note – I have asked our resident historian, Mr. Ray Hill, to write a special column noting the passing of Senator Howard Baker. Mr. Hill has been working on a lengthy series on Senator Baker’s career. Every member of The Focus staff joins me in sending our condolences and sympathy to Senator Baker’s family […]

Our Neighborhoods: Washington Pike

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Two routes are main arteries to the North Knox County region: one a main highway and one a local byway with a connection to history. One is Rutledge Pike, which shoots off of Magnolia and runs as Highway 11W through upper East Tennessee all the way to Bristol. The other, Washington […]

Duncan re-kindles his passion for hoops in summer

By Ken Lay The Pilot Rocky Top Basketball League provides Zane Duncan the chance to pursue one of his many athletic passions for three weeks during the summer. “Basketball is in my blood and this is a way for me to stay involved in the game,” said Duncan, who is a fifth-year coach in Knoxville’s […]

Mershon was a talented Lady Eagle at Berean and Gibbs

  By Steve Williams Berean Christian School’s Anna Mershon, taking advantage of the TSSAA’s co-op program, experienced a state softball championship as a sophomore two years ago and almost got to enjoy another one this past spring. Since Berean Christian does not have a softball program, Mershon played four years for Gibbs High School. Anna […]

Second District BOE Seat on November Ballot?

In a press release dated June 24, KCS announced that Indya Kincannon, second district school board member, will step down from the Knox County board of Education after the August 6 BOE meeting in order to accompany her family to Slovenia, where her husband was recently awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant. Kincannon has served […]