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More Knox County Curiosities

More Knox County Curiosities

By Mike Steely Steelym@knoxfocus.com Here and there around our county are places where you’ll find curious things, places and some things that simply are interesting and odd. You can travel…

Governor Hill McAlister

Governor Hill McAlister

By Ray Hill   Hill McAlister very much wanted to be governor of Tennessee and made repeated efforts before finally achieving his goal.  Once in office, McAlister found it bit…

Farragut wins Moore Cup and clinches state bid

Farragut wins Moore Cup and clinches state bid

By Ken Lay Bearden/Karns first-year hockey coach Aaron Barnes could do no more than tip his hat to Farragut High School Thursday night after his Icedawgs were stunned by the…

Chicken City: More than ‘Hillbilly Pride’

Chicken City: More than ‘Hillbilly Pride’

By Mike Steely Steelym@knoxfocus.com “We cut fresh meat daily,” said John Maxwell, General Manager of Chicken City on North Central in Knoxville. You’ve seen Chicken City, located at 2518 North…

Legal and public notices for February 16. 2015

75 FORECLOSURES NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated May 5, 2006, executed…

Knoxville Focus for February 16, 2015

Knoxville Focus for February 16, 2015

Hopson Elected as KCEA President By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Lauren Hopson, the founder of Students, Parents and Educators Across Knox County (SPEAK) and a teacher advocate who has been outspoken…

Town Hall updated on Fountain City Lake

Town Hall updated on Fountain City Lake

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Fountain City Town Hall held a community meeting last Monday at the Lions Club Building at Fountain City Park to begin planning for the Honor…

Governor Thomas C. Rye

Governor Thomas C. Rye

By Ray Hill   Just after the turn of the century, Tennessee’s Democratic Party became almost hopelessly fractured.  The candidacies of two men helped to heal the deep divisions inside…

Not Too Shabby is unique

Not Too Shabby is unique

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com It’s one of those little shops where you immediately feel welcome and right at home. Not Too Shabby, next to Impromptu Home and Garden Accessories at…

Publisher’s Position: No Surprise About ‘Insure Tennessee’

Publisher’s Position: No Surprise About ‘Insure Tennessee’

By Steve Hunley Governor Bill Haslam is surprised over the defeat of his “Insure Tennessee” program inside a committee in the State Senate.  I’m not the least bit surprised. Evidently…