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Knoxville area players benefit from ETSU’s return to football

By Steve Williams The excitement over the return of football at East Tennessee State University can be felt 100 miles away. That’s about how far it is from Knoxville to…

The Knoxville Focus for August 31, 2015

The Knoxville Focus for August 31, 2015

Replica of Mayberry Sheriff Car at Fountain City Auction By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Who doesn’t like Andy Taylor and Barney Fife of Mayberry fame? Both Andy Griffith and Don Knotts…

Fountain City Lake update draws a crowd

Fountain City Lake update draws a crowd

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Fountain City residents packed the Lion’s Club house Tuesday afternoon to hear an update and plans for restoring the Fountain City Lake. Mayor Madeline Rogero…

Beep! Beep! Big plays power Roadrunners past Halls, 46-22

Beep! Beep! Big plays power Roadrunners past Halls, 46-22

By Steve Williams Austin-East quarterback Darius Harper is known for his passing arm, but it was his legs that broke Halls’ back Friday night. After the Red Devils had rallied…

The Colonel: Luke Lea, Part IV

The Colonel: Luke Lea, Part IV

By Ray Hill   Once again happily married, doting on his newborn daughter, former United States Senator Luke Lea concentrated upon reducing his indebtedness after his return from the World…

Knoxville’s Safety City Teaches

Knoxville’s Safety City Teaches

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Knoxville is the only city in Tennessee with a special “Safety City” that teaches children, especially 2nd graders, about traffic and fire safety. The facility, at…

Sevier County edges West 29-26

Sevier County edges West 29-26

By Alex Norman Perhaps the most entertaining football game of the week took place on Thursday, August 27th in Knoxville. Sevier County and Knoxville West, two teams with the potential…

The Chalk Board: August 24, 2015

By Sally Absher Superintendent School Visits Dr. McIntyre will wrap up his morning school visits during the week of August 24 as follows: Monday Aug. 24 – Brickey-McCloud Elementary, Halls…

Value Added Modeling on Trial in New York

By Sally Absher   Valerie Strauss, writing at the Washington Post (08/15/2015), provided a report last week of a high-profile New York court case brought by Great Neck public school…

Focus on the Law: Double Jeopardy

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Both the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Tennessee prohibit double jeopardy. Article I, section 10 of the…