Lady Hornets take title and make history in bowling

Lady Hornets take title and make history in bowling

By Steve Williams It didn’t take long for Carter High’s girls bowling team to make its mark in District 4. In just its second year of having a team, the Lady Hornets stung Bearden 20-7 in the championship match Friday at the Oak Ridge Bowling Center. “I think it’s really important because this is a […]

Response and Responsibility

Response and Responsibility

By Steve Hunley Recently the Knoxville News-Sentinel published a nice little article that was more editorial than news story in covering the Knox County Commission’s discussion of whether or not to dissolve the Board of Health.  The reporter covering the spectacle of the Commissioners arguing over the Board of Health was underscored by noting approximately […]

Historic Jackson Avenue Ramps to open

Historic Jackson Avenue Ramps to open

By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com Soon walkers and drivers will get the opportunity to pass over portions of something that is more than 100 years old. The Jackson Avenue ramps, leading up to North Gay Street or down to Jackson Avenue in the Old City, were partially opened for public travel on New Year’s […]

‘He was just being Gene’

‘He was just being Gene’

Longtime TSSAA official is fatal victim of hit-and-run By Steve Williams On a snowy Christmas Eve night in Halls, Gene Mynatt, a longtime TSSAA official in multiple sports, left this world doing what he liked to do best – and that was helping someone. His assistance this time found Mynatt, 74, walking alongside East Emory […]

‘It’s Time’

‘It’s Time’

By Tom Mattingly The day was Tuesday, June 2, 1998, when a media release about a significant happening within the University of Tennessee Athletic Department was sent out, accomplished on something called a Fax Expander. “MEDIA CONFERENCE SET FOR WEDNESDAY: The University of Tennessee Athletic Department will hold a media conference in the Team Meeting […]

The Knoxville Focus for December 28, 2020

The Knoxville Focus for December 28, 2020

Fountain City Auction opens year with Advertisement Auction By Ken Lay Fountain City Auction will soon begin the New Year with its biggest event of 2021. On Saturday, January 2, it will host its 16th annual Advertisement Auction. But COVID-19 has made things a little different. The event will be completely virtual this time around […]

Publisher’s Positions

Publisher’s Positions

By Steve Hunley Mayor Crazy Bill DeBlasio, whose real name is William Wilhelm, Jr., is the perfect chief executive for a crazy town, because he is clearly the kind of nut-cake that could feed the squirrels of the world for quite some time.  Of course these days he has plenty of competition, especially from the […]