Marathon commission meeting changes nothing

Marathon commission meeting changes nothing

By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com After a historic marathon meeting that stretched until 1:30 a.m. the Knox County Commission passed a watered-down resolution that, while critical of the Board of Health, has no power at all. Commissioner Terry Hill, an opponent of restrictions placed by the Board of Health, said it best, “We’ve changed […]

The Feudist

The Feudist

Senator K. D. McKellar vs. Drew Pearson By Ray Hill Kenneth D. McKellar was the first person ever to be popularly elected to the United States Senate in Tennessee. McKellar was also Tennessee’s longest serving senator, a record that remains unbroken. All told, K. D. McKellar spent forty-two years in Congress; six in the House […]

Dunn is dazzling in CAK’s seventh straight win

Dunn is dazzling in CAK’s seventh straight win

By Steve Williams All of those spin moves by JD Dunn may have left Chattanooga Notre Dame’s football team a little dizzy. Christian Academy of Knoxville’s exciting junior running back at times ran circles around the Fighting Irish Friday night in a 45-13 win at Warrior Stadium. At other times, the 5-8, 165-pound workhorse carried […]

The Knoxville Focus for September 28, 2020

The Knoxville Focus for September 28, 2020

Pilot, Haslams donate $5 million for new Emergency Department at ETCH Pilot Company and the Haslam family have donated $5 million to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital to renovate the Emergency Department at the hospital’s main campus on Clinch Avenue in downtown Knoxville. The facility will be named Pilot Emergency Care Center, in honor of past, […]

Publisher’s Positions

Publisher’s Positions

By Steve Hunley   Health Board Hijinks A couple of County Commissioners have taken the position favored by County Mayor Glenn Jacobs that is less “Republican” than “Libertarian.”  Commissioners Justin Biggs and Kyle Ward are pushing along a resolution that backs up some of the regulations passed by the Knox County Board of Health, including […]

The 1964 Senate Races in Tennessee, VIII

The 1964 Senate Races in Tennessee, VIII

By Ray Hill With less than a week left before Tennesseans went to the polls to cast their ballots to elect a president, as well as fill both of the Volunteer State’s seats in the United States Senate, the candidates campaign frenetically.  Senator Albert Gore hammered home his populist message, while Congressman Ross Bass, running […]

Seymour VFD dedicates a new fire station

Seymour VFD dedicates a new fire station

  By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com Since 1971 the Seymour Volunteer Fire Department has served homes and businesses in their growing community. The department responds to calls in Knox, Blount and Sevier counties because all three county borders meet there. SVFD began with 12 volunteer firefighters, a new fire engine, and 24 calls during […]

Knoxville celebrates re-opening of Cal Johnson Recreation Center

Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon and other city leaders cut the ribbon to celebrate the re-opining of the Cal Johnson Recreation Center in Downtown Knoxville Wednesday morning. Photo by Ken Lay.

Knoxville celebrates re-opening of Cal Johnson Recreation Center

By Ken Lay The Cal Johnson Recreation Center is like new. And the City of Knoxville celebrated all the work that went into renovating the building and the area around it in Downtown Knoxville Wednesday morning. Mayor Indya Kincannon culminated the festivities with other city leaders as she cut the ribbon officially reopening of the […]

CAK freshman wins title in first district tourney

Christian Academy of Knoxville swept the boys’ and girls’ Division II Class A District 1 golf team championships Tuesday at Three Ridges. Top (left to right): Coach Donnie Cooper, Kaleb Wilson, Benjamin Johnston, John Meadows, Cade Nichols and Jackson Hughey. Below: Allie Cooper (left) and Malerie Taylor, who also captured the individual girls’ title. Photo by Steve Williams.

CAK freshman wins title in first district tourney

By Steve Williams Playing in her first-ever district tournament, freshman Malerie Taylor of Christian Academy of Knoxville overcame a quadruple-bogey to take top medalist honors in the Division II Class A District 1 golf tourney Tuesday. Taylor shot an 84, but her nerves were tested after she scored a 39 on her first nine holes […]