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Despite Media Barrage, South Knoxvillians Still Support Parkway Extension

Despite Media Barrage, South Knoxvillians Still Support Parkway Extension

By Focus Staff Since the first Knoxville Focus poll revealed a majority of South Knoxvillians support an extension of the James White Parkway, a wave of stories have appeared in…

Support still strong for James White Parkway Extension

Support still strong for James White Parkway Extension

Please click here for larger view of TDOT’s proposed extension. By Focus Staff After almost a month of opponents coming from seemingly every direction possible, support for the proposed James…

The Senate’s Dandy: James Hamilton Lewis of Illinois

The Senate’s Dandy: James Hamilton Lewis of Illinois

By Ray Hill It seems highly unlikely anyone could be elected to any office today if he or she exhibited just a few of the eccentricities that were a part…

Knox County GOP finds unity through diversity

Knox County GOP finds unity through diversity

By Tasha Mahurin The West Knox Republican Club’s annual Holiday dinner, held last week at Rothchild Catering and Conference Center, had an altogether inclusive flair this year. Members from across…

South Doyle takes Rugby Sevens Title

South Doyle takes Rugby Sevens Title

By Ken Lay MURFREESBORO— The South Doyle rugby club ended a six-month journey with a State Championship at Middle Tennessee State University recently. The Cherokees played in a grueling Tennessee…

Knoxville Focus for December 10, 2012

Knoxville Focus for December 10, 2012

  Click here to view this week’s Focus online. Judge Tim Irwin Wants Your Stuffed Animals By Focus Staff When first seeing Tim Irwin, Judge of Knox County’s Juvenile Court,…

Knox Countians Still Favor Elected Superintendent

Knox Countians Still Favor Elected Superintendent

By Focus Staff In this week’s Knoxville Focus poll, likely voters were asked the question, “In your opinion, should the Superintendent of Schools in Knox County be elected by the…

The Vols (Finally) Have Their Man

The Vols (Finally) Have Their Man

By Alex Norman You can’t spell “Butch” without U-T… After 19 days and reportedly three failed attempts, the University of Tennessee announced that Cincinnati’s Butch Jones would become the 24th…

Senator Ellison DuRant Smith of South Carolina

Senator Ellison DuRant Smith of South Carolina

By Ray Hill Ellison DuRant Smith was one of the more colorful figures in South Carolina’s oftentimes turbulent political history.  It was frequent said, “His name is Ellison DuRant Smith…

The Great Divide: JWPE opinions aired at public hearing

The Great Divide: JWPE opinions aired at public hearing

By Tasha Mahurin mahurint@knoxfocus.com Tensions were high last week when an estimated 600 of South Knox residents, concerned citizens, and elected officials made their way into the auditorium at South…