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Support for Elected Superintendent Grows

Support for Elected Superintendent Grows

Click here to view the full results. By Focus Staff The week’s Knoxville Focus poll once again posed the question, “In your opinion, should the Superintendent of Schools in Knox…

It rains 3s as Red Devils rout Eagles 77-41

It rains 3s as Red Devils rout Eagles 77-41

By Ken Lay The 3-point shot proved to be a potent weapon for the Halls High School boys basketball team Tuesday night. The Red Devils buried 12 long-range jumpers en…

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

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

By Ray Hill Congressman Sam D. McReynolds had first been elected in 1922 and had been reelected consistently ever since.  McReynolds had been highly popular in Tennessee’s Third Congressional district…

Another Historic School may become senior housing

Another Historic School may become senior housing

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Thursday was a busy day for proponents of converting the old Moses School building in Mechanicsville into senior apartments. The Historic Zoning Commission heard from them…

Andrea Rudd discusses HR Comp’s success, the importance of giving back

Andrea Rudd discusses HR Comp’s success, the importance of giving back

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com “Nine years ago, I was trying to raise three children in Dalton, GA and struggling to pay my light bill. I lived in a mobile home…

Food For Thought

By Rosie Moore It’s amazing to me how God made sure His people had enough to eat. since the beginning of time. After the earth was created, what did He…

No news is good news

By Joe Rector joerector@comcast.net Here in the volunteer state, news stories dripped in over the last couple of week. Oh, Christmas and New Year’s Day have come, and a peppering…

Reverse Mortgages

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law If the homeowners are both 62 or older and have sufficient equity in their home, they may be eligible to apply for a reverse…

Standing Tall on the Court (Part IV): Gibbs’ only College Sports All-American

By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com It has been 50 years since I came to Gibbs,” Bob Dagley said.  The long-time administrator for Knox County Schools was head coach of the Gibbs…

Vols help Cuonzo weather storm, outlook is brighter

By Steve Williams Criticism of the University of Tennessee men’s basketball program was raining down after a disappointing 65-58 home loss to North Carolina State on Dec. 18. Some fans…