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Publisher’s Position: McIntyre and the Politics of Schools

Publisher’s Position: McIntyre and the Politics of Schools

By Steve Hunley The Knox County Board of Education last week dealt Superintendent Jim McIntyre his first solid rebuff when it refused to approve his firing of a Knox County…

Our Neighborhoods: The Downtown Trolley

Our Neighborhoods: The Downtown Trolley

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com If you live downtown, you probably already know the advantages of the Knoxville Trolleys. If you don’t live downtown, here’s the secret: the trolleys serve most…

Edward Hull Crump: The Boss, Part V

Edward Hull Crump: The Boss, Part V

By Ray Hill Governor Gordon Browning had unleashed a fierce assault on the Memphis political machine, as well as its leader, E. H. Crump.  Browning proposed to institute a county…

Rocky VII thriller: Rice Buick GMC can’t turn out Campus Lights

Rocky VII thriller:  Rice Buick GMC can’t turn out Campus Lights

By Steve Williams As sequels go, Rocky VII was the best yet. Josh Richardson knocked down two clutch free throws with 1.2 seconds remaining to lift Campus Lights to a…

Holstons re-live vintage baseball

Holstons re-live vintage baseball

By Ken Lay The Knoxville Holstons have taken the National Pastime back to its roots. The Holstons, who play in the Tennessee Vintage Baseball Association, play their home games at…

Legal and Public Notices for June 30, 2014

Default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by a certain Deed of Trust executed February 7, 2008 by Steve Herman and…

Celebrating 60 Years with the Wheelers

By Ralphine Major The two young people in the picture did not look familiar.  Their smiles spoke volumes, foretelling a lifetime together filled with hopes and dreams.  Sixty years later,…

The Good Shepherd

By Rosie Moore During my 46 years living in Pennsylvania, I once lived in a house across the road from a huge Amish farm. One of my favorite pastimes was…

Oh Law!

By Dr. Jim Ferguson As I watched my grandson, Oakley, run towards the ocean’s edge I realized he was still a toddler.  His lack of arm swing and twisting torso…

Pulling for Will’s team, the USA and ‘The Coach’

By Steve Williams If local fans of the Tennessee Vols would like an additional college football team to follow and pull for this season, may I suggest Navy. The Midshipmen…