Bulldogs notch comeback win over Carter in Super 16

Bearden’s Ques Glover (0) brings the ball into the front court in the Bulldogs’ 67-53 victory Wednesday night at the Super 16. Glover, a sophomore, scored a game-high 20 points for the host Bulldogs against the Hornets.

Bulldogs notch comeback win over Carter in Super 16

By Ken Lay Jeremy Parrott knew that his Bearden High School boys basketball team would have a height advantage against Carter Wednesday night. And Parrott, the Bulldogs’ first-year head coach, knew that if his squad was going to enjoy success against the Hornets, it would have to cash in inside. “We knew coming in that […]

Do Local Officials STILL Not Get It?

Do Local Officials STILL Not Get It?

By Steve Hunley The Knox County Board of Education met last week with the Knox County Legislative delegation and the Knox County Commission to discuss the legislative agenda for the next session of the Tennessee General Assembly.  The vice chair of the board of education was quoted as saying there are no failed schools, only […]

Ray Blanton, Part One

Ray Blanton, Part One

By Ray Hill Ray Blanton is little remembered today save for one thing: the corruption of his administration. Compared to many of Tennessee’s more significant historical figures, Blanton’s political career was not long, but it was impossible not to notice the man who became governor. While Ray Blanton was considered by many to be a […]

Remembering Larry Graham

Remembering Larry Graham

After a family trip to Dollywood, the Graham family parted ways on August 16, 2015. It would be the last time Larry Graham’s children would feel the caring touch from their father and hear “I love you baby and be careful.” The family was forever changed when a driver under the influence of narcotics caused […]

Forum gives views on beer sales, new trash canisters

Forum gives views on beer sales, new trash canisters

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Knoxville City Council got an earful Tuesday night when Rev. Doug Stauffer of the Antioch Baptist Church spoke in public forum and called some of the council out by name for their vote recently to do away with the distance required between beer sellers and churches. Stauffer demanded a compromise […]

The Knoxville Focus for December 19, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for December 19, 2016

High schools again provide holiday helpers By Steve Williams While much of Knoxvillians’ interest, along with their thoughts and prayers, has been in the deadly and destructive wildfires that struck the Sevier County area recently, the holiday season has continued with its many events on the local scene. And once again, high school student-athletes and […]