Farragut upends Oak Ridge, 45-25

Farragut upends Oak Ridge, 45-25

By Mark Nagi It was a battle of two East Tennessee rivals with points and yards aplenty on both sides. But it was one player in particular that stole the show. Farragut got three touchdown receptions and two hundred total yards of offense out of senior Matt White as they defeated Oak Ridge 45-25 on […]

The Knoxville Focus for September 8, 2020

The Knoxville Focus for September 8, 2020

Jim Haslam authors memoir on leadership lessons, learning and luck Pilot Company Founder James “Jim” Haslam II has written “Co-Piloting: Luck, Leadership, and Learning That It’s All About Others,” a book that takes readers inside the journey from owning a single gas station in Gate City, Virginia, to starting one of the largest privately owned […]

Publisher’s Positions

Publisher’s Positions

By Steve Hunley New County Commission Chair Congratulations to Larsen Jay, the newly elected Chairman of the Knox County Commission! It was a victory for the new over the old, with Jay winning the chairmanship over veteran commissioner Randy Smith. While Smith had already served one stint as commission chair, perhaps the biggest point of […]

Jay and Schoonmaker named chair and vice chair of Knox Commission

Jay and Schoonmaker named chair and vice chair of Knox Commission

By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com Knox County’s rural commissioners and the two new Democrats on the body came together Tuesday during the reorganization special session to elect Commissioner Larsen Jay as the new chairman. Lots of behind the scenes campaigning went on before the four new commissioners were sworn to office earlier that Tuesday […]

The 1964 Senate Races in Tennessee, V

The 1964 Senate Races in Tennessee, V

By Ray Hill 1964 was a presidential election year and Lyndon Johnson was running hard to win a term in his own right against Arizona senator Barry Goldwater.  Tennessee was slowly, but surely, becoming a two-party state.  The Republican nominee for president had carried the Volunteer State in 1920, 1928, 1952, 1956 and 1960.  Democrat […]

McCown leads Hardin Valley runners in Fall Classic

PHOTO BY JOHN VALENTINE Farragut senior Lindsay Ott takes a swing in high school golf regular season play as a CAK and Halls player watch and wait their turn at Beaver Brook Country Club on Aug. 31.

McCown leads Hardin Valley runners in Fall Classic

  By Steve Williams Hardin Valley Academy’s Mitchell McCown was a surprise winner in the Knoxville Livestock Center Fall Classic Saturday. Competing in the High School Varsity A Division, McCown covered the 5,000-meter course in Mascot in 16 minutes, 51.03 seconds to finish ahead of HVA teammate and the meet favorite Kaden Keller, who was […]

Cherokees regroup and roll past Gibbs, 37-17

Cherokees regroup and roll past Gibbs, 37-17

By Steve Williams What a difference a week makes. After being shut out and stunned by Grace Christian, South-Doyle responded with a 37-17 Region 2-5A win over Gibbs Friday night in Corryton. The Cherokees’ offense was clicking from start to finish, while the Eagles made a number of mistakes and couldn’t climb out of a […]

The Knoxville Focus for the week of August 31, 2020

The Knoxville Focus for the week of August 31, 2020

Knox County Board of Health discusses public forum, mask mandate By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com As some Knox County Commissioners consider removing Health Board members the board met again Wednesday to hear Deputy Knox County Law Director David Sanders tell them they must include a public forum at each meeting. Mayor Glenn Jacobs has […]

Publisher’s Positions

Publisher’s Positions

By Steve Hunley Welcome Jimmy Duncan! The Knoxville Focus is extraordinarily proud to welcome former congressman Jimmy Duncan as a regular columnist.  We already have, in my opinion, the best line-up of columnists of any local newspaper and Jimmy’s column will be something for our readers to look forward to every week.  For thirty years, […]