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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 can boast  Sevier neighborhoods, Sevierville Highway, the Sevier Homestead, Sevier County, various Sevier Avenues and…

Ben W. Hooper

Ben W. Hooper

By Ray Hill For years, Ben W. Hooper was the most successful Republican politician in the state of Tennessee, if the measure was the ability to win a statewide election.…

Brewed Awakenings ~ More than coffee

Brewed Awakenings ~ More than coffee

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “We like giving back to the community,” said Melissa Asher. Asher is a massage therapist who works with Dr. Lisa Beighle at Mountain View Chiropractic in…

Karns All-Stars advance to Little League state finals

Karns All-Stars advance to Little League state finals

By Steve Williams The Karns Little League All-Stars tasted victory and defeat en route to the championship finals of the state tournament last week. After three straight one-sided wins, Karns…

Public and Legal Notices for July 21, 2014

Sale at public auction will be on August 18, 2014 on or about 11:00AM local time, at the North door, Knox County Courthouse, Knoxville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee…

Focus on the Law: Lawsuit Funding

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law It is a sad fact that some lawsuits take many months and even years before they are settled or proceed to trial.  Fortunately, people…

RACE TO THE TOP Part 5: Privatization of Public Schools

By Sally Absher It has been two decades since the first public charter school opened in Minnesota, conceived as a laboratory where innovations could be tested before being introduced into…

Knox County Teachers Race to File Grievances

By Sally Absher In the lazy month of July, when teachers should be relaxing and taking a well-deserved break from thinking about school, a record number of KCS teachers are…

What’s Going On?

By Dr. Jim Ferguson As a baby boomer, the music I identify with is Rock and Roll.  I came of age in the 60s and “my music” was the British…

Lovely Lois Part III

By Ralphine Major I did not know the man who approached us outside the IGA grocery store, but my brother recognized him from their high school days.  Tim, one of…