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The Senator And Mrs. Vanderbilt: Senator Peter Gerry of Rhode Island

The Senator And Mrs. Vanderbilt: Senator Peter Gerry of Rhode Island

By Ray Hill There are few people in our community who haven’t either heard of or visited the magnificent Biltmore House.  Biltmore was the vision of George Washington Vanderbilt II,…

Boys & Girls Clubs gear up for summer

Boys & Girls Clubs gear up for summer

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com “Summer is our busiest time at the Boys & Girls Clubs,” Vice President of Operations, Markus Jackson told The Focus. And this summer, the Boys &…

Colt Buchanan to play for Milligan after standout prep career

Colt Buchanan to play for Milligan after standout prep career

By Steve Williams His first name fits him well. A hard-hitting first baseman and crafty left-handed pitcher, Colt Buchanan has been a horse for Pigeon Forge, again one of the…

Knoxville Focus for April 22, 2013

Knoxville Focus for April 22, 2013

Click here to view this week’s Focus. State Budget Contains Funds to help South Knoxville State Senator Becky Massey (R-Knoxville) said last Friday that Governor Bill Haslam included a $30,000…

Knox Countians Solidly Against TVA Being Privatized

Knox Countians Solidly Against TVA Being Privatized

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked voters the question, “In your opinion, should the Tennessee Valley Authority be privatized”? More than 80% of likely voters said that…

Work to start on new juvenile court facilities

Work to start on new juvenile court facilities

By Tasha Mahurin tasha@knoxfocus.com The ground breaking ceremony for the expansion of the Knox County Juvenile Court boasted a virtual Who’s Who of government.  Juvenile Court Judge Tim Irwin, an…

The Old Warhorse of Tennessee Politics: Benton McMillin

The Old Warhorse of Tennessee Politics: Benton McMillin

By Ray Hill Almost entirely forgotten today, Benton McMillin was one of the most popular politicians in Tennessee for decades. McMillin served in Congress for twenty years, two terms as…

Hall of famer Ed Irvin produced dominating record in volleyball

Hall of famer Ed Irvin produced dominating record in volleyball

By Steve Williams For years, Ed Irvin had a dynasty in high school girls volleyball. It’s no wonder he was a unanimous selection for induction into the Greater Knoxville Sports…

Admirals rout Bearden 6-0 in rivalry match

Admirals rout Bearden 6-0 in rivalry match

By Ken Lay The Farragut High-Bearden High boys soccer rivalry has seen plenty of hotly contested and intense matches over the past several years. But Friday night, the latest chapter…

Karns High student to compete in Miss Tennessee Scholarship Pageant

Karns High student to compete in Miss Tennessee Scholarship Pageant

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com Caty Davis has been participating in teen pageants for three years. Last year she was crowned Miss Knoxville’s Outstanding Teen, as well as, Knoxville’s Distinguished Young…