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Ben W. Hooper

Ben W. Hooper

By Ray Hill For years, Ben W. Hooper was the most successful Republican politician in the state of Tennessee, if the measure was the ability to win a statewide election.…

Brewed Awakenings ~ More than coffee

Brewed Awakenings ~ More than coffee

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “We like giving back to the community,” said Melissa Asher. Asher is a massage therapist who works with Dr. Lisa Beighle at Mountain View Chiropractic in…

Karns All-Stars advance to Little League state finals

Karns All-Stars advance to Little League state finals

By Steve Williams The Karns Little League All-Stars tasted victory and defeat en route to the championship finals of the state tournament last week. After three straight one-sided wins, Karns…

Public and Legal Notices for July 21, 2014

Sale at public auction will be on August 18, 2014 on or about 11:00AM local time, at the North door, Knox County Courthouse, Knoxville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee…

Knoxville Focus for July 21, 2014

Knoxville Focus for July 21, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus. TN Deputy Commissioner of Education to speak By Sally Absher sallyabsher@gmail.com 8th District Board of Education member Mike McMillan reports that Representative Harry…

Marshall Walker Best Choice for School Board in District 1

Marshall Walker Best Choice for  School Board in District 1

By Steve Hunley There is a very important election in progress for the Knox County Board of Education seat for the First District.  Incumbent board member Gloria Deathridge faces formidable…

Sergeant Alvin York

Sergeant Alvin York

By Ray Hill There was a time when virtually every Tennessean knew the name of Sergeant Alvin Cullum York. A highly decorated veteran of World War I, a genuine hero…

KC Sheriff’s Department steps up to help Baby Roadrunners

KC Sheriff’s Department steps up to help Baby Roadrunners

By Ken Lay The Austin-East Baby Roadrunners kicked their 2014 season off with a football camp last week. The camp was a three-day event and was put on with the…

Our Neighborhoods: Historic Parkridge, George Barber

Our Neighborhoods: Historic Parkridge, George Barber

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Parkridge is a historic neighborhood roughly bounded by Hall of Fame Drive, I-40, Cherry Street and Magnolia Avenue. It’s a large, multiracial area of older homes…

Learning fundamentals is fun at Powell youth football camp

Learning fundamentals is fun at Powell youth football camp

By Steve Williams Fundamentals and fun were meshed together in the Powell Youth Football program’s preseason camp for players, ages 7, 8 and 9, on Saturday, July 12. Forty-six youngsters…