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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…

Knoxville boy leads nation’s Junior Olympians in discus event

Knoxville boy leads nation’s Junior Olympians in discus event

By Steve Williams Like most youngsters, Josh Sobota has dreams and goals. He hopes his come true in the Olympics someday. That’s a long way off, but the 14-year-old, who…

Legal and Public Notices for 07/07/14

WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated December 23, 1998, executed by JACQUELINE N. PELLICER, conveying certain real…

July 4th Polemic and Hope

By Dr. Jim Ferguson   My daughter is an English teacher, and writer. She recently commented that I am prolific.  I do seem to have a lot to say, perhaps…

A Day Away: The Real ‘Walton’s Mountain’

By Mike Steely If you are a fan of The Waltons you may know that Ralph Waite, who played the father in the beloved series, died this past February at…