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Mathieu could have set up Tennessee for a national title

By Steve Williams It’s hard to argue with a Sweet 16 showing, but Tennessee could have won the NCAA championship this season. Point guard DeAndre Mathieu, a product of Knoxville…

Focus for April 7

Focus for April 7

Click here to view this week’s Focus. Rountree shines at School Board Candidates Forum By Steve Hunley, Publisher publisher@knoxfocus.com Candidates for the Knox County Board of Education met last week…

Knox Countians Oppose Common Core

Knox Countians Oppose Common Core

By Focus Staff This week’s Focus poll posed the question, “Do you support or oppose the Common Core curriculum for public schools?” Better than 60% of Knox Countians say they…

Publisher’s Position: Politics Alive and Well In the School System

Publisher’s Position: Politics Alive and Well In the School System

By Steve Hunley If anyone doubted that the school system and the appointed superintendent plays politics, two recent press releases should be enough to remove the rose colored glasses of…

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

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

By Ray Hill Estes Kefauver had been in the United States Senate for twelve years in 1960.  He had quickly risen to national prominence, making two serious bids for the…

Our Neighborhoods: Farragut

Our Neighborhoods: Farragut

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com It’s the little town with a lot of muscle, the western end of Knox County that has lured newcomers and professionals alike, the shopping and commercial…

Knoxville Christian baseballers are well on their way

Knoxville Christian baseballers are well on their way

By Steve Williams Knoxville Christian School baseball is just in its second season, but the Knights have been holding their own in games against local teams with established programs. After…

Paradigm Shifts

By Dr. Jim Ferguson “The questions never change, just the answers.”  Sometimes I don’t remember if I’ve written something, read it somewhere, or just thought it.  Perhaps my stories and…

The Sixth Starter (Part II)

By Ralphine Major The coach often held No. 10 in reserve and called on him and his swift ball-handling skills to bail the Eagles out of trouble against the press. …

Off-and-on play against Michigan mirrors Vols’ season

By Steve Williams Tennessee’s play against Michigan in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament was like a microcosm of its season. The Vols fell behind, battled back…