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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…

Edward Hull Crump: The Boss, Part IV

Edward Hull Crump: The Boss, Part IV

By Ray Hill Edward Hull Crump, in partnership with U. S. Senator Kenneth McKellar, began his domination of Tennessee politics in 1932.  Crump was then a member of Congress, although…

Knoxville Focus for June 16, 2014

Knoxville Focus for June 16, 2014

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Former players turned coaches giving back to Halls baseball

Former players turned coaches giving back to Halls baseball

By Steve Williams A new plan for baseball in Halls has already paid dividends and the long-range outlook is very bright. The key to it all is the coaching of…

God’s Place Thrift is on a mission

God’s Place Thrift is on a mission

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Vickie Johnson is on a mission. Literally. After many years as a caregiver, Mrs. Johnson received a call from her son. “He said God wants to…

Rocky Top draft opens summer season

Rocky Top draft opens summer season

By Ken Lay The Pilot Rocky Top Basketball League got its season underway with its draft Wednesday night at Doc’s All American Grille and Sports Bar. The league which opens…

Our Neighborhoods: South Knoxville Waterfront

Our Neighborhoods: South Knoxville Waterfront

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com It’s obvious to anyone passing by or looking at the old Baptist Hospital site that something is happening on Knoxville’s south waterfront. Yet, the demolition of…

12 Star Program Provides Valuable Resource for Alzheimer’s Patients, Families

By David Klein Bringing a new concept in a support group for Alzheimer’s care and Dementia in East Tennessee, the Tennessee 12 Star Family Support Group, hosted by Courtyard Senior…

Gresham beats West Valley to nab soccer title

Gresham beats West Valley to nab soccer title

By Ken Lay Gresham Middle School’s boys soccer team ended its 2014 season recently with a Smoky Mountain Middle Soccer Championship. The Gladiators notched a 1-0 win over West Valley…