Underpass at Old Broadway neglected in sidewalk plans

Underpass at Old Broadway neglected in sidewalk plans

By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com Many people use Old Broadway in Fountain City and those who do might want to check out the city’s plans for sidewalks there. Kristin Finley, the mayor’s communications director, said, “Once the project is complete there will be a sidewalk/greenway connection, along Old Broadway from the north end near […]

Congresswoman Irene Baker

Congresswoman Irene Baker

By Ray Hill Edith Irene Bailey Baker is the only woman to represent Tennessee’s Second Congressional District in the U. S. House of Representatives.  For those folks who recall Irene Baker today, it is usually because she was the step-mother of U. S. Senator Howard Baker. Irene Bailey Baker was born in Sevierville and began […]

Fountain City uses big innings to rout Sweetwater 16-1

Fountain City uses big innings to rout Sweetwater 16-1

By Ken Lay The big inning proved to be a potent weapon for the Fountain City Bobcats in a victory against Sweetwater late last week. The Bobcats also got a solid pitching performance from Ethan DeBusk. Those ingredients were in the recipe for a 16-1 victory over the Wildcats Thursday night in the Knoxville Christian […]

KFOA continues to give back with long-running golf event

KFOA continues to give back with long-running golf event

  By Steve Williams Members of the Knoxville Football Officials Association aren’t used to being applauded, but when it comes to the KFOA’s Scholarship Golf Tournament and Media Day, they deserve some praise. The KFOA’s 38th annual golf tourney and 14th Media Day were held July 10 at the Three Ridges Golf Course and Pavilion. […]

The Knoxville Focus for July 13, 2020

The Knoxville Focus for July 13, 2020

Duties of Knox County Mayor debated by Charter Review Committee By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com Knox County voters may see a charter amendment on the November ballot. The Knox County Charter Review Committee voted 21-3 last week to have any purchase of less than $100,000 placed on the commission’s “spread of records” each month. […]

Odds & Ends of This & That, XI

Odds & Ends of This & That, XI

By Steve Hunley   Evetty Satterfield’s Bold Move By the time this is published, I will be surprised if Evetty Satterfield, the Knox County Board of Education member from the First District, is under attack by professional agitators and anarchists.  The First District encompasses most of Knoxville’s Black community, as well as downtown and the […]

Bill Hagerty stumps in Union County

Bill Hagerty stumps in Union County

By Ken Lay MAYNARDVILLE – Republican United States Senate candidate Bill Hagerty took his campaign to Union County early last week where he greeted his supporters at a lunchtime stop at Maynardville’s Pete’s Place Restaurant Tuesday. Hagerty shook a few hands and had a few brief conversations before addressing supporters at a midmorning gathering. Hagerty […]

Plan now for the Powell Station Celebration

Plan now for the Powell Station Celebration

By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com Feeling cooped up with a bit of cabin fever as COVID-19 seems to last forever? Looking for something the family can do that’s fun, adventurous and even historic? On Saturday, August 29, the Powell community has something planned that you may want to put on your calendar. The Annual […]