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Knoxville Focus for November 26. 2012

Knoxville Focus for November 26. 2012

  Please click here to view this week’s entire Focus.   James White Parkway extension debate continues Battle lines have been drawn in South Knoxville, and they extend along Chapman…

Voters Favor Ratings For Books For Parental Use

Voters Favor Ratings For Books For Parental Use

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked voters, “In your opinion, other than textbooks, should Knox County Schools implement a ratings system for all books similar to the…

Rural/Metro Incorporating Firefighter Training Into High School Curriculum

Rural/Metro Incorporating Firefighter Training Into High School Curriculum

Seven high school seniors are currently enrolled in an innovative, one-year Career and Technical Education (CTE) course offered at South-Doyle High School that will give them the opportunity to become…

Senator Walter F. George: George of Georgia

Senator Walter F. George: George of Georgia

By Ray Hill Walter F. George was, during his time, one of the most respected and powerful members of the United States Senate. Senator George was a man of innate,…

Derek Dooley’s Downfall

Derek Dooley’s Downfall

By Alex Norman Last Sunday morning “The Derek Dooley Show” aired in its normal time slot, just as news was breaking that Dooley was fired as Tennessee’s head coach. Which…

Community learns about kidney disease at Open House

Community learns about kidney disease at Open House

Dialysis Clinic, Inc., (DCI) invited the community to learn more about kidney disease at an open house held at the Holston River facility on Thursday, November 15. The open house…

Knoxville Focus for November 19, 2012

Knoxville Focus for November 19, 2012

Click here to view this week’s Focus online. 2012 Central High Wall of Fame Honorees Byron Booker honored as Tennessee Teacher of the Year Central High School Foundation and the…

South Knoxvillians Favor Parkway Extension

South Knoxvillians Favor Parkway Extension

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll queried more than 500 South Knoxville voters on extending the James White Parkway.  Voters were asked the question, “Do you support or…

Bigfoot Day in Knox County

Bigfoot Day in Knox County

By Tasha Mahurin mahurint@knoxfocus.com Traffic lined Clinton Highway and uniformed officers were on-hand to direct traffic last Friday night when well over 1,000 people came to Powell Auction to ring…

Alben W. Barkley of Kentucky

Alben W. Barkley of Kentucky

By Ray Hill During his time, Alben W. Barkley was one of the most famous public officials in the country. Barkley was renowned for his oratory and could be depended…