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‘Mr. Speaker’: William Bankhead of Alabama

‘Mr. Speaker’: William Bankhead of Alabama

By Ray Hill For decades, one of the most politically and socially prominent families in Alabama were the Bankheads.  John H. Bankhead was both a Congressman and senator from Alabama;…

Kroger complex in Powell postponed

Kroger complex in Powell postponed

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Kroger has asked for a postponement on its proposed store and shopping complex as the corporation changes its plans and redesigns the entry and exits…

Cherokees survive gutsy effort by Gibbs to advance

Cherokees survive gutsy effort by Gibbs to advance

By Bill Mynatt, Radio Voice of South-Doyle Cherokee Football on AM 620 WRJZ CherokeeRadioVoice@frontier.com It took a while, but the 5th ranked South-Doyle Cherokee football team finally figured out a…

Knoxville Focus for November 3, 2014

Knoxville Focus for November 3, 2014

Four Central Alumni Honored Two artists, a decorated career veteran and a noted educator are the distinguished alumni nominated to the Central High School “Wall of Fame” for 2014. This…

Publisher’s Position: School Woes and Little Children

Publisher’s Position: School Woes and Little Children

By Steve Hunley Having served on the Knox County Board of Education, I learned a long time ago to watch out when someone was intoning, “It’s all for the children.” …

60 Years of Service at Dott Baker

60 Years of Service at Dott Baker

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Can you imagine a family company that’s been in business for 60 years still being under the same family ownership? Can you imagine three generations offering…

All In One Lifetime: James F. Byrnes of South Carolina, Part II

All In One Lifetime: James F. Byrnes of South Carolina, Part II

By Ray Hill James F. Byrnes had resigned from the Supreme Court of the United States to accept the responsibility for running much of America’s war effort at the personal…

Central joins a Knox County playoff field of 11 teams

Central joins a Knox County playoff field of 11 teams

By Steve Williams A strong defensive effort lifted Central High to a 13-0 win over Gibbs Friday night and into the TSSAA state playoffs. With the shutout, the Bobcats, under…

CAK’s Ground Game Gets Going in 42-20 Win

CAK’s Ground Game Gets Going in 42-20 Win

By David Klein On a cold, rainy Halloween night at Christian Academy, the Warriors treated their home crowd to a 42-20 victory over the Kingston Yellow Jackets. In a rarity…

Legal and Public Notices for October 27, 2014

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Earl S. Sentell Docket Number 75485-1 Notice is hereby given that on the 13th day of October, 2014, letters testamentary in respect of the Estate…