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Knoxville Focus for June 23, 2013

Knoxville Focus for June 23, 2013

  Click here to view the entire paper. Heroics on a budget Rescue Squad keeps City, County safe By Dan Andrews andrewsd@knoxfocus.com From performing harrowing water rescues under the Gay…

Knox Countians Don’t Believe Teachers Should Have Automatic Increase

Knox Countians Don’t Believe Teachers Should Have Automatic Increase

By Focus staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked the question, “Do you believe public school teachers should receive an automatic pay raise every year regardless of job performance?” Over…

Councilman Nick Della Volpe pushes for improvements at mall exit

Councilman Nick Della Volpe pushes for improvements at mall exit

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com While commercial development within the city of Knoxville continues to expand both downtown and westward, Knoxville City Councilman Nick Della Volpe, is concerned about existing development-…

The 1938 Senate Primary in Tennessee, V

The 1938 Senate Primary in Tennessee, V

By Ray Hill A  bare-knuckle political battle had rolled across Tennessee for the Democratic nomination fort the United States Senate in 1938.  The contest was a three way fight between…

A YEAR TO REMEMBER: Leadership qualities made Frizen stand out at Bearden

A YEAR TO REMEMBER: Leadership qualities made Frizen stand out at Bearden

By Steve Williams Nicky Frizen wasn’t that tall as a quarterback at Bearden High School last season, but he was looked up to by teammates. “He definitely was the leader…

Webster pursues his passion with Knoxville Force

Webster pursues his passion with Knoxville Force

By Ken Lay Tom Webster relishes his opportunity to play semi-pro soccer in his hometown. “This is really fan,” said Webster, a midfielder for the Knoxville Force. “It nice to…

Googol

By Dr. Jim Ferguson No, my title is not a typo, nor am I referring to Google, the internet search engine, or a gargoyle.  These days we are bombarded with…

Basketball, Rabbits, and A Loving Mother (Part III)

By Ralphine Major “He took his role and played it well,” Bob Dagley said.  Dagley, head coach of the Gibbs Eagles’ 1964-65 basketball team, was talking about Ron Graves, a…

Readers’ Night Out

By Sarah Baker Friends of Literacy hosted a Readers’ Night Out event at Union Avenue Books on June 16.  Local authors including Art Smith, Vince Vawter, Marilyn Kallet, Marcel Browers,…

Camping Nightmares

By Joe Rector I’d listened well, so when our anniversary arrived last December, I bought a tent, sleeping bags, tarps, and air mattresses for a new activity. Amy has this…