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You Mad Bro? Local Sports Talk Radio Anger Grows

By Alex Norman Consistent readers of this column have noticed how much joy I get from local sports talk radio shows.  I don’t have official confirmation, but at last count…

Dal Gene

By Joe Rector Dal Gene …that’s what everyone called him from birth until sometime after he went away to college. Then he became Dallas or Dal, and the “Gene” disappeared.…

I Dreamed a Dream

By Rosie Moore Are you watching the Olympics? I hope so. Those fabulous, sometimes nerve-wracking, yet thrilling games between the most athletic young people in the world–and some not so…

Publisher’s Position: State of the Schools Address Is More of the Same

By Steve Hunley Anyone expecting anything new in Superintendent of Schools Jim McIntyre’s annual State of the Schools address had to be terribly disappointed.  Recently, there has been an attempt…

Knoxville Focus for February 17, 2014

Knoxville Focus for February 17, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus. The Homeless Question By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Currently in our city there are numerous agencies, churches, and organizations wrestling with the needs of…

Knox Countians Approve Haslam Term

Knox Countians Approve Haslam Term

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll, asked the question: “In January, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam began the fourth and final year of his first term in office.  Do…

5th grade student at Adrian Burnett plans to raise $20K for class trip

5th grade student at Adrian Burnett plans to raise $20K for class trip

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com “While running for student council, everyone kept asking why I was running,” 5th grade student Jordan Bishop told The Focus. “I decided that I wanted to…

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

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

Estes Kefauver had quite nearly managed the impossible by getting himself elected to the United States Senate in 1948.  Kefauver took advantage of E. H. Crump’s mistake in refusing to…

Gilley to play soccer at Pfeiffer University

Gilley to play soccer at Pfeiffer University

By Ken Lay Powell High School senior soccer player Deidre Gilley will continue her athletic career. She made that official recently when she signed to play collegiate soccer at Pfeiffer…

South Knoxville Part One: Chapman Highway and Vestal

South Knoxville Part One: Chapman Highway and Vestal

As part of our continuing series focusing on “Our Neighborhoods” we begin looking at South Knoxville. That portion of the Knox County communities will include several upcoming issues as we…