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Knoxville Focus for January 26 2015

Knoxville Focus for January 26 2015

Cate enjoys homecoming at Halls Invitational By Ken Lay Alex Cate returned to his high school wrestling home recently. Cate, now the wrestling coach at Seymour High School, brought his…

Publisher’s Position: Don’t Confuse the Voter

Publisher’s Position: Don’t Confuse the Voter

By Steve Hunley In my opinion, one of the most important maxims in business is “don’t confuse your customer.” This maxim is also true for politics. However, in the case…

Georgia’s Wild Man: Eugene Talmadge

Georgia’s Wild Man: Eugene Talmadge

  By Ray Hill For two decades, Eugene “Gene” Talmadge, was a fixture in Georgia politics.  Bold, brash and plain spoken, Gene Talmadge was almost always on the ballot for…

Gray comes home for Halls Invitational

Gray comes home for Halls Invitational

By Ken Lay Wrestling has always been a family affair for Benji Gray and ironically, it was family that sent the 2000 Halls High School graduate to Nashville. Gray, who…

Lindsay prefers to just count the games he’s coached

Lindsay prefers to just count the games he’s coached

By Steve Williams A while back, a curious Chris Lindsay figured up the number of high school boys varsity basketball games he had coached in his long career. That number,…

Everly Brothers Park waiting paperwork

Everly Brothers Park waiting paperwork

By Mike Steely Steelym@knoxfocus.com For months the Bearden area has been awaiting word from the Tennessee Department of Transportation about transferring a small piece of right-of-way on Kingston Pike to…

A Tale of Three Buildings

A Tale of Three Buildings

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Here and there around Knox County are several noted buildings that many people pass without knowing the story behind the structures. There are lots of early…

Springer, West baseball pitcher, named NABF preseason All-American

Springer, West baseball pitcher, named NABF preseason All-American

By Steve Williams Sam Springer had a baseball summer to remember in 2014. The National Amateur Baseball Federation recognized it too by naming the West pitcher to its 2015 high…

Knoxville Focus for December 15, 2014

Knoxville Focus for December 15, 2014

Police Review Meeting Draws A Crowd By Focus Staff The Police Advisory and Review Committee, the city mayor and the city police department were praised and criticized last Monday evening…

Voting Rights Act of 1964 remembered

Voting Rights Act of 1964 remembered

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com An event Thursday evening at the Beck Cultural Exchange Center topped off 2014’s Knoxville’s Civil Rights series that began last February. 2014 marks 50 years since…

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