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Dependence Day

By Dr. Jim Ferguson   I can claim only partial credit that this week’s essay is timely. Actually, the Focus editor called my attention to the abbreviated schedule for the…

Public and Legal Notices for July 6, 2015

foreclosure notices   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 December 18,…

Knoxville Focus for July 6, 2015

Knoxville Focus for July 6, 2015

Board of Education Passes Budget Mayor Burchett’s Budget Includes New Middle Schools for Gibbs and Hardin Valley Communities, Payraises For County Employees, No Tax Increase! By Focus Staff The Knox County…

Parents Rally for Non-Renewed Teachers

Parents Rally for  Non-Renewed Teachers

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com More than 50 parents, students, and teachers braved threats of thunderstorms to attend a rally outside the City County building prior to last Wednesday’s Board of…

Lenior City is Booming

Lenior City is Booming

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com If you think Lenoir City as just a suburb of Knoxville you are underrating out neighbor community. Like Alcoa, Maryville and Seymour, Lenior City supplies workers…

Congressman Robert A. “Fats” Everett

Congressman Robert A. “Fats” Everett

By Ray Hill   Long forgotten by most, the late Congressman Robert Ashton “Fats” Everett was one of the more colorful from the political pages of Tennessee’s history.  Everett was…

Fountain City native mentors Dobbs during internship

Fountain City native mentors Dobbs during internship

  By Steve Williams Butch Jones may be Joshua Dobbs’ head football coach, but Fountain City native David Fisher was his mentor this past May. The University of Tennessee quarterback…

‘Really Smart’ Campus Lights wins hoop title

‘Really Smart’ Campus Lights wins hoop title

  By Ken Lay Brent Watts said that he’d have a new favorite college football team when the 2015-16 season tips off in November. “I have a new favorite college…

A Lot of Familiar Faces in the Class of ‘54

By Ralphine Major It was one of last summer’s highlights! Carol and Perry McGinnis graciously invited me to be their guest at Perry’s 60th Class Reunion for the Gibbs High…

Want to ride a horse or a camel?

By Mike Steely If you’re looking for a place within an easy day’s drive from Knoxville where you can ride a horse or a camel, there are a couple of…