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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

Legal and Public Notices for July 28, 2014

Estate of Kenneth W. Emert Docket Number 75146-1 Notice is hereby given that on the…

Knoxville Focus for July 28, 2014

Knoxville Focus for July 28, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus. Passion, experience provide fuel for incumbent judge By…

Publisher’s Position: Terry Hill Best Choice for School Board in District 6

Publisher’s Position: Terry Hill Best Choice for School Board in District 6

By Steve Hunley Voters are already going to the polls and few races are as…

OUR NEIGHBORHOODS: All Things Sevier

OUR NEIGHBORHOODS: All Things Sevier

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Why are Knox County and East Tennessee so “Sevier?” The region…

Ben W. Hooper

Ben W. Hooper

By Ray Hill For years, Ben W. Hooper was the most successful Republican politician in…