92 Boxes of Love

92 Boxes of Love

More than 20 volunteers gathered at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (6632 Chapman Highway, Knoxville) last Wednesday (August 15, 2012) to pack 92 boxes of quilts, Personal Care Kits, School Supplies and Baby Care Kits that will be sent to people in need around the world through a partnership with Lutheran World Relief. “Many hands make […]

Blessings to Others

Blessings to Others

By Ralphine Major I remember hearing her crystal clear soprano voice long before I even met her. Rev. Bruce Forlines introduced Angela and told that she was only five years old when he began his ministry at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church. At that time, Bruce had not yet retired; now, he is the Minister of […]

Benefit held to ‘Roll Away SMA’

Benefit held to ‘Roll Away SMA’

By Sarah Baker About 100 cyclists and walkers showed up at Ijams Nature Center on Sunday, August 19 for “Walk-N-Roll Away SMA,” a benefit fundraiser to raise money to find a cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).  SMA is a motor neuron disease which affects the voluntary muscles that are used for activities such as […]

Knox Countians Believe Chamber Should Be Accountable

Knox Countians Believe Chamber Should Be Accountable

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll queried likely voters, asking the question, “The Knoxville Chamber of Commerce is partially funded with tax dollars.  Should the Chamber of Commerce be required to provide a complete accounting of its expenditures if it continues to receive tax dollars?” The response was a resounding “yes!” Voters in […]

Urban Wilderness Open For Business

Urban Wilderness Open For Business

By Adam Sullivan Bikers and hikers no longer have to shuttle to Norris Dam State Park or the Smokies to get the experience of a lifetime. Local leaders and hundreds of volunteers from the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club (AMBC) have worked tirelessly over the past five years to create over 35 miles of trails located […]

Gibbs erupts in second half for win over Scott County

Gibbs erupts in second half for win over Scott County

By Ken Lay Gibbs High School’s football team used a big second half to run past Scott County Friday night in a season-opening road victory. Eagles senior quarterback Jay Cade ran for three touchdowns and threw for another to lead Gibbs to a 41-14 victory over the Highlanders. “We felt like our kids responded well […]

Cherokees Trap Beavers Again

Cherokees Trap Beavers Again

By Curtis Trotter Resilience is an asset most coaches love to have late in any football season. Bouncing back from deficits is huge to a team that has play-off intentions. Friday night at Karns High School, South Doyle head coach Clark Duncan experienced that same asset in week zero of play when his Cherokees not […]