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Publisher’s Position: Students evaluating teachers a bad idea

Publisher’s Position: Students evaluating teachers a bad idea

By Steve Hunley In his recent report to the Knox County Board of Education, Superintendent James McIntyre has raised the issue of having students evaluate teachers.  Evidently the state has…

FDR Comes to Tennessee

FDR Comes to Tennessee

By Ray Hill President Franklin Delano Roosevelt came to Tennessee several times during his presidency.  It gave local politicians the opportunity to bask in the glow of Roosevelt’s magnetic presence…

Powell hangs on to defeat Karns 19-13

Powell hangs on to defeat Karns 19-13

By Bill Mynatt powellfootballradiovoice@yahoo.com On paper this game wasn’t supposed to be close. Powell was a team coming in off of an emotional win at CAK a week ago.  Karns…

Sexton returns from injury, helps Seymour win

Sexton returns from injury, helps Seymour win

By Steve Williams Nick Sexton, Seymour High’s senior quarterback, will be back in the starting lineup when the Eagles host Heritage Friday night. Sexton, who missed almost all of Seymour’s…

Knoxville Focus for September 3, 2013

Knoxville Focus for September 3, 2013

Click here to view this week’s Focus. Bob Thomas announces candidacy for Knox County Commission At-Large Seat By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com “I am excited to announce that I am seeking a…

Focus poll for September 3, 2013

Focus poll for September 3, 2013

  Click here to view the full results.…

Celebration service held for new Ministry Center

Celebration service held for new Ministry Center

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com When it became apparent that the former educational building at Alice Bell Baptist Church (ABBC) in Knoxville had to be replaced due to structural problems, the…

The Old Confederate: William Brimage Bate

The Old Confederate: William Brimage Bate

By Ray Hill Just a few years following America’s bloody Civil War, as states were readmitted to the Union, old Confederates began to arrive in Congress.  The United States Senate…

Fulton’s defense and speed beats Bearden 52-0

Fulton’s defense and speed beats Bearden 52-0

By Steve Williams Bearden won the first two minutes of its football showdown with Fulton Friday night, but after that it was all Falcons. The showdown turned into a blowout.…

Houston downs Lady Bulldogs at Invitational

Houston downs Lady Bulldogs at Invitational

By Ken Lay The second day of the Bearden Invitational soccer tournament didn’t go well for its host team. The Lady Bulldogs surrendered a pair of first-half goals in a…