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Injuries hurt West in first trip to state finals

Injuries hurt West in first trip to state finals

By Steve Williams Reflecting on West’s 28-27 loss to Henry County in this year’s TSSAA Class 5A state football title game, Coach Scott Cummings, in an e-mail, said, “Story of…

Governor Ben W. Hooper

Governor Ben W. Hooper

By Ray Hill For years, Ben W. Hooper was the most successful Republican politician in the state of Tennessee, if the measure was the ability to win a statewide election. …

What’s in the Bag?

What’s in the Bag?

By Ralphine Major It had buttons for its eyes and a red felt tongue. The little blue and white teddy bear has survived years of house cleanings. When other keepsakes…

Scarecrow Foundation ready for new year

Scarecrow Foundation ready for new year

By Mike Steely steelym@Knoxfocus.com “No one should go to bed hungry.” It’s a simple statement that everyone can agree with, yet we still have hunger. Jimmy Buckner and the Scarecrow…

Here’s hoping Santa will swoosh in to fulfill a wish

Here’s hoping Santa will swoosh in to fulfill a wish

By Steve Williams Dear Santa, I guess it was one day last spring when I walked into The Knoxville Focus office and saw this cute little black puppy. At first,…

Knoxville Focus for Monday, December 16

Knoxville Focus for Monday, December 16

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POLL: Knox Countians Don’t Believe McIntyre’s Contract Should Have Been Extended

POLL: Knox Countians Don’t Believe McIntyre’s Contract Should Have Been Extended

(Click here to view the full poll results.) By Focus Staff Almost two thirds of Knox County voters don’t believe the Board of Education should have extended Superintendent James McIntyre’s…

Publisher’s Position: Double, double, toil & trouble

Publisher’s Position: Double, double, toil & trouble

By Steve Hunley I think the thing I like least in any human being is hypocrisy. I don’t doubt for a moment my attitude is uncommon. It seems to me…

McIntyre contract extended, promises to listen to teachers

McIntyre contract extended, promises to listen to teachers

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com By an 8-1 vote, the Knox County School Board voted last Monday to extend Superintendent James McIntyre’s contract for another year, despite objections from some teachers…

Perfect season gives Fulton claim to best-ever distinction

Perfect season gives Fulton claim to best-ever distinction

By Steve Williams To lay claim to being Knoxville’s best high school football team since the playoff era began in 1969, Fulton would have to go undefeated. “I think so,”…