Young Falcons eliminated by Greeneville gunners

Young Falcons eliminated by Greeneville gunners

By Steve Williams A young Fulton boys basketball team hung with host Greeneville’s veteran group for only about half of the opening period in its TSSAA Class AA State Sectional game March 8. The Falcons led 2-0 and 7-5 in the early going before senior point guard and captain Connor DeBusk put in a rebound […]

The Knoxville Focus for March 8, 2021

The Knoxville Focus for March 8, 2021

Can the KCSO Merit System Council rule on a sheriff’s transfer of an employee? By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com The push and pull contest between the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and its Merit System Council continues with a new dispute involving a complaint from a current KCSO employee to the council about her use […]

Publisher’s Positions

Publisher’s Positions

By Steve Hunley Knoxville’s Shame I have a lot of respect and admiration for Bob Booker who is a former state representative, city councilman, the former executive director of the Beck Cultural Center and an able historian.  Robert Booker also writes a column published in the Knoxville News-Sentinel.  It may very well be the best […]

It wasn’t pretty, but Lady Bulldogs claim region title

It wasn’t pretty, but Lady Bulldogs claim region title

By Steve Williams Jennifer Sullivan ignited Bearden with an 11-point first period outburst. Maddie Brillhart contributed clutch 3-point shooting. And Renayah McLaughlin offset her free throw shooting in the fourth quarter in so many ways. That and a whole lot more added up to a 57-51 win over Maryville in the Region 2-AAA girls basketball […]

Bulldogs hang on to claim Region 2-AAA Title

Bulldogs hang on to claim Region 2-AAA Title

By Ken Lay OAK RIDGE — As the clock hit triple-zero, a wild celebration ensued on Jill Prudden Court at Wildcat Arena as the Bearden High School student section stormed the floor to celebrate with the school’s boys basketball team. It was a party to celebrate the Region 2-AAA Championship, a title that the Bulldogs […]

The Knoxville Focus for March 1, 2021

The Knoxville Focus for March 1, 2021

Rose planting promoted in Roseberry neighborhood By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com Roseberry City is located just off Braun Road at the foot of Sharp’s Ridge in North Knoxville and is proud of its name and its history. In fact, Sharp’s Ridge was once called Roseberry Ridge for the number of rose bushes there The […]

Justice vs. Social Justice

Justice vs. Social Justice

By Steve Hunley These days we hear an awful lot about “social justice.” The recent shootings of three teenagers inside the City of Knoxville illustrate the difference between action and real commitment and mere symbolism and virtue signaling. Stanley Freeman Jr., Janaria Muhammed, and Justin Taylor were all murdered. All of the victims of these […]

Tindall is Carter’s first state wrestling champion!

Tindall is Carter’s first state wrestling champion!

By Steve Williams Jailynn Tindall’s move from Georgia to Strawberry Plains last summer has proved to be just peachy for Carter High School. Tindall, a junior, notched a TSSAA state wrestling championship in the girls’ 140-pound weight class Thursday at the Chattanooga Convention Center. “As far as I know, she is Carter’s first state champion […]