Fortner brothers look forward to playing together at Army

Fortner brothers look forward to playing together at Army

  By Steve Williams The setting for twin brothers Kalib and Liam Fortner’s college football signing was just right. With a tank right behind them, the two Central High standouts signed their national letter of intent Thursday to continue their academic and athletic careers at the United States Military Academy at West Point. The signing […]

Publisher’s Positions

Publisher’s Positions

By Steve Hunley Is Christmas Coming Early? City Councilwoman Gwen McKenzie launched her reelection campaign for next year with an announcement in the Knoxville News-Sentinel she is sponsoring a resolution to spend $100 million dollars for a nebulous repayment of those folks who were displaced through the eminent domain exercised by the City of Knoxville […]

Creation of a Sports Authority on City Agenda

Creation of a Sports Authority on City Agenda

By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com The creation of a Knoxville-Knox County Sports Authority is on the city council agenda for Tuesday evening in a request from city administration.  The Authority would cover financing and construction of the new stadium. Earlier last year Randy Boyd, owner of the Knoxville Smokies, announced plans to build a […]

Not winning Mr. Football award motivates Dunn

Not winning Mr. Football award motivates Dunn

  By Steve Williams JD Dunn didn’t return from Nashville with the Tennessee Titans’ Mr. Football award last week, but the Christian Academy of Knoxville junior running back is already aiming for a return trip in 2021. This year’s Division II Class AA Mr. Football award instead went to Dietrick Pennington of Evangelical Christian School […]

Hull was big and dominating for South-Doyle

Hull was big and dominating for South-Doyle

By Steve Williams At 6-foot-6 and 300 pounds, it was hard to miss David Hull on South-Doyle High’s offensive line. But it wasn’t just his size that drew a lot of attention. The Cherokees’ senior left tackle, a first-team selection on The Focus / Coaches’ 2020 All-Knox County squad, also stood out for his consistent […]

The Knoxville Focus for December 7, 2020

The Knoxville Focus for December 7, 2020

Madeline Rogero honored By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com Former Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero was honored Friday by the Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service in a virtual zoom presentation. The organization’s 27th annual Knoxville Award Luncheon lauded Rogero for repeatedly demonstrating care for the community and its residents. The luncheon recognizing deserving persons was different […]

Let them eat cake

Let them eat cake

By Steve Hunley Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi standing in front of her $24,000 refrigerator has never left my mind, especially when the economic policy of the Democratic Party is more Alexandria Ocasio Cortez than John F. Kennedy.  Pelosi was showing off her collection of Jeni’s ice cream, which retails at $11.75 per pint.  […]