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Edward Hull Crump: The Boss, Part V

Edward Hull Crump: The Boss, Part V

By Ray Hill Governor Gordon Browning had unleashed a fierce assault on the Memphis political machine, as well as its leader, E. H. Crump.  Browning proposed to institute…

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…

This Week's Focus

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…

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…

Sergeant Alvin York

Sergeant Alvin York

By Ray Hill There was a time when virtually every Tennessean knew the name of…

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…

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…