‘Banged up’ Irish nab Senior Night win over Scott

‘Banged up’ Irish nab Senior Night win over Scott

By Ken Lay A bruised and battered Catholic High School football team overcame injuries and turnovers to nab a 35-2 District 4-AA victory against Scott Friday night before a packed house at Blaine Stadium. It took the Irish just three plays to score a touchdown and set the tone. Catholic (7-1 overall, 3-0 in the […]

Hike to Celebrate Reopening of Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is opening up tomorrow. Come and hike with us! Let’s show solidarity with our park employees and park partners, Great Smoky Mountains Association (GSMA) and Friends of the Smokies (FOTS), and hike in the park now that it has reopened. Join GSMA and Friends of the Smokies for a beautiful fall color […]

Corker Says Attempts to Bust Budget Caps a “Major Distraction” and “Not Helpful to the Process”

          From the office of Senator Bob Corker: In an interview Monday about ongoing budget and debt discussions on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom,” Senator Corker said Democrat efforts to increase spending levels beyond the budget caps put in place as a result of the 2011 Budget Control Act were a “major distraction” and […]

Knoxville Focus for October 14, 2013

Knoxville Focus for October 14, 2013

Click here to view this week’s Focus. A father takes a stand By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com Just over three years ago, Kirk Smalley was a construction worker living in Perkins, Oklahoma. His wife, Laura, worked in the cafeteria at a local school. Things weren’t perfect; they faced challenges common to any middle-class family living in […]

Busy Summer Leads to Even Busier Fall

Busy Summer Leads to Even Busier Fall

Summer is generally the season when most students enjoy time off from school activities, but it wasn’t the case for many Seymour High School choral students.  This past summer, Matt Gainey, Lydia Ogle, and Hannah Williams auditioned for and were accepted into the prestigious Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts.  While in attendance for six […]

Horace Maynard

Horace Maynard

By Ray Hill There are quite a few things named for Horace Maynard in our community, not the least of which is Maynardville.  Yet, few people seem to recall Horace Maynard, who was one of the masters of Tennessee’s rough and tumble politics before and after the Civil War. Horace Maynard was, at one time […]

Templeton is a champion and team leader

Templeton is a champion and team leader

Hardin Valley sweeps KIL cross country titles By Steve Williams After breezing to victory in the annual Knoxville Interscholastic League cross country meet and taking a few seconds to catch his breath, Aaron Templeton didn’t leave for the tent area. Instead, he stayed to shout encouragement to his Hardin Valley Academy teammates as they approached […]

Greenhouse Cistern dedicated at Halls High School

Greenhouse Cistern dedicated at Halls High School

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of Knox County Schools, joined members of the Halls Outdoor Classroom Committee to dedicate a new greenhouse cistern at Halls High School last week. “The new greenhouse cistern is an exciting project for agriculture students at Halls High School,” said Knox […]