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Todd Kelly Jr. Stays Home

By Alex Norman It used to be a day of surprises… but more and more, National Signing Day… the day high school football players sign their Letters of Intent to…

Super blowout could turn out to be Peyton’s last game

By Steve Williams The biggest worry going into Super Bowl XLVIII was the weather. But that turned out to be the least of worries. Still, the most watched game of…

Focus on the Law: Perjury

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Perjury is a crime categorized in Tennessee as an offense against the administration of government.  Legal proceedings rely on the statements of witnesses, both…

Gov. Haslam’s ‘Tennessee Promise’ Deserves Legislature’s Support

By Steve Hunley Governor Bill Haslam unveiled his “Tennessee Promise” plan in his State of the State address. Evidently, the governor had not previously shared his plan with the members…

The Knoxville Focus for February 10, 2014

The Knoxville Focus for February 10, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus. New Middle Schools Requested From School Board By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Middle school students in the Gibbs area are still bused to a…

Knox Countians Approve Haslam Initiative

Knox Countians Approve Haslam Initiative

Click here to view full results. By Focus Staff By an overwhelming majority, Knox Countians approve Governor Bill Haslam’s proposed “Tennessee Promise.” The latest Knoxville Focus poll posed the question,…

Halls Crossroads: Rooted in the past, moving toward the future

Halls Crossroads: Rooted in the past, moving toward the future

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com In the early days prior to Tennessee statehood, Emory Road ran east and west and Andersonville Road ran north and south. Where both intersected just north…

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

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

By Ray Hill   Congressman Estes Kefauver had seriously contemplated challenging Senator Kenneth D. McKellar in 1946.  After exploring the possibility of running against McKellar, Kefauver decided the seventy-seven year…

Congratulations! Seventy area student-athletes make it official on National Signing Day

Congratulations! Seventy area student-athletes make it official on National Signing Day

By Steve Williams Football and soccer players made up a large majority of the student-athletes who inked letters of intent on National Signing Day (Feb. 5) at high schools in…

Lady Admirals hold on to eliminate defending champ Northwest

Lady Admirals hold on to eliminate defending champ Northwest

By Ken Lay By week’s end Knox County will have a new middle school girls basketball champion. Farragut Middle School assured that when it outlasted defending Knox County Middle School…