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Legal and Public Notices for July 14, 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…

Lovely Lois (Part II)

By Ralphine Major It was an East Tennessee beauty whose photo was chosen as the winner. The Tennessee connection came when young Lois Wood entered a contest and won. The…

It Grows Sadder and Sadder

By Joe Rector The brouhaha over Knox County Schools just keeps going. The school is led by a superintendent who has minimal experience in the classroom and is a numbers…

Vols still trying to get back on college football map

By Steve Williams It’s 48 days until Tennessee’s 2014 season football opener. That’s the good news. The sad news is it’s been 2,417 days since Tennessee football was relevant. The…

SEC Media Days Recap (in Advance)

By Alex Norman People in the Southeast tend to take their college football a little bit too seriously.  Case in point the annual SEC Media Days event in Hoover, Alabama.…

Knoxville Focus for July 14, 2014

Knoxville Focus for July 14, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus. Race to the top Part 4: Data Mining By Sally Absher By Sally Absher sallyabsher@gmail.com A particularly troubling aspect of the RTTT scheme is…

Take a walk through school history

Take a walk through school history

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com If you are a graduate or teacher from a Knoxville or Knox County school I’ll bet you don’t know about the Knox County Museum of Education.…

OUR NEIGHBORHOODS: What’s in a name?

OUR NEIGHBORHOODS: What’s in a name?

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Throughout Knox County there are places that we probably know the names of but may not know why. This week The Focus takes a look at…

Edward Hull Crump: The Boss, Part VI

Edward Hull Crump: The Boss, Part VI

By Ray Hil By the decade of the 1940s, E. H. Crump, master of the Shelby County political machine, completely dominated Tennessee politics in partnership with Senator Kenneth D. McKellar. …

Home run explosion powers Karns to district title

Home run explosion powers Karns to district title

By Steve Williams They didn’t move in the fences at the Karns Little League baseball field this season. It just seems that way. Coach Shane Parks’ 12-year-old All-Star team belted…