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Poll: Knox Countians Do NOT Support Tax Increase

Poll: Knox Countians Do NOT Support Tax Increase

By Focus Staff Last week the Knoxville News-Sentinel published the results of a poll, sponsored by local businessman Randy Boyd and other Chamber of Commerce-types, purporting to show 57% of…

Fountain City Auction: An auction experience you don’t want to miss

Fountain City Auction:  An auction experience you don’t want to miss

By Tasha Mahurin mahurint@knoxfocus.com Friday nights in North Knoxville haven’t been the same since Greg Lawson, owner of Fountain City Auction, expanded the business to a new 10,000 sq. ft.…

Hill McAlister of Tennessee

Hill McAlister of Tennessee

By Ray Hill Hill McAlister was governor of Tennessee during one of the most difficult times in our state’s history; McAlister was chief executive of the Volunteer State during the…

After 17 years, South-Doyle Cherokees make it to region

After 17 years, South-Doyle Cherokees make it to region

By Steve Williams A fourth-place finish in a district tournament would not be a momentous occasion for most high school basketball teams, but for the South-Doyle Cherokees, it’s a big…

Author of Amelia Bedelia Children’s Books Visits Academy

Author of Amelia Bedelia Children’s Books Visits Academy

The author of the popular Amelia Bedelia children’s books, Herman Parish, visited The King’s Academy for a very entertaining and enjoyable assembly. The invitation was extended by TKA librarian, Stacy…

Back to the Game I Love

Just when a person thinks life is settling into a routine, fate, karma, or God Himself decides to shake things up. It happened to me recently. The phone rang on…

After The Thrill Is Gone

By Alex Norman It was March 2005. The Tennessee Volunteers had just hired Bruce Pearl as their new men’s basketball coach, replacing Buzz Peterson. Buzz was literally the nicest guy…

Publisher’s Position: Playing the Blame Game

By Steve Hunley It seems to me one of the most popular activities for politicians is a particular game that we know all too well: it’s called the Blame Game.…

Focus on Law: Hiring a Lawyer

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Most people rarely find themselves in need of an attorney. When they do need an attorney, it is often in an emergency situation. Child…

Corryton Beauty Nook celebrates 50 years

Open House set for February 24th By Richie Beeler Businesses are vital to the welfare of any thriving community. But for folks in Corryton, one particular establishment has become nothing…