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All joking aside, Denton, Voice of Neyland Stadium, will be missed

By Steve Williams There seemed to be more laughter than sadness when family, friends and fans of Bobby Denton reacted to the passing of the popular and longtime University of…

Publisher’s Position: Superintendent Angling For Defacto Tax Hike

Publisher’s Position: Superintendent Angling For Defacto Tax Hike

By Steve Hunley All of a sudden, School Superintendent Jim McIntyre is interested in giving the teachers a pay raise.  During his almost six years as superintendent, McIntyre hasn’t shown…

Knoxville Focus for April 14, 2014

Knoxville Focus for April 14, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus online. Sheriff JJ Jones running on experience and accomplishments By David Klein Running on his experience, Knox County Sherriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones said…

Knox Countians Support Vouchers

Knox Countians Support Vouchers

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll posed the question, “Do you support Governor Haslam’s proposal to create a school voucher program for students who attend a failing school?”…

Live Like Will Foundation honors McKamey’s legacy, helps others

Live Like Will Foundation honors McKamey’s legacy, helps others

By Steve Williams Will McKamey touched the lives of people far and wide, old and young, those who knew him and even some who didn’t. The McKamey family is hoping…

The Greatest Campaigner of Them All: Senator Estes Kefauver, Part Fourteen

The Greatest Campaigner of Them All: Senator Estes Kefauver, Part Fourteen

By Ray Hill Senator Estes Kefauver won a resounding reelection victory in 1960 after facing a bitter primary contest with Judge Andrew “Tip” Taylor.  It was to be his last…

BOE incumbents don’t show up for Forum

BOE incumbents don’t show up for Forum

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com There were two obvious things that came out of the school board candidate forum segment of the Concerned Citizens’ Candidate Town Hall meeting Thursday: None of…

Halls makes quick work of Oak Ridge in 17-0 win

Halls makes quick work of Oak Ridge in 17-0 win

By Ken Lay Halls High School’s softball team scored in bunches Wednesday night. The Lady Devils got three runs in the opening inning of their 17-0 three-inning District 3-AAA victory…

The Theodicy Question

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I plan to see the movie Noah despite the warnings of some fundamentalists.  I believe my faith can handle a story not told by the King…

A Day Away: Those Drive-In Theaters

By Mike Steely I don’t know about you, but when I was a teen and had the use of the family car I often went to a drive-in theater, either…