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Knox Countians Opposed to Superintendent Being Paid More Than Governor

Knox Countians Opposed to Superintendent Being Paid More Than Governor

By Focus Staff   Knox Countians were asked the question, “Do you believe an appointed school superintendent in Tennessee should be paid more in salary than the duly elected Governor…

Pedal Power

Pedal Power

By Dan Andrews A fun and innovative idea of using pedal power for downtown transportation has come to fruition in the Central Business Improvement District Area. “Downtown Rickshaw” is a…

Governor Prentice Cooper, Chapter II

Governor Prentice Cooper, Chapter II

By Ray Hill By the fall of 1937, E. H. Crump, leader of the Shelby County political machine, was openly fighting Governor Gordon Browning. After having supported Browning for governor…

Doyle Human’s view of officiating turned from hate to love

Doyle Human’s view of officiating turned from hate to love

  By Steve WIlliams When Doyle Human came to his first meeting of the East Tennessee Federation of Umpires in 1962, one veteran official got even. “As I walked down…

WorkNow! opens in Fountain City

WorkNow! opens in Fountain City

By Tasha Mahurin tasha@knoxfocus.com Earlier this summer  WorkNow! Inc., a staffing company based in Morristown, TN, held a grand opening event at their new office, located at 4704 North Broadway…

Knoxville Focus for Monday, July 1

Knoxville Focus for Monday, July 1

Click here to view this week’s Focus.   Family, Duty, Honor By Tasha Mahurin tasha@knoxfocus.com “Honey, what part of the Korean War were you in?” an elderly gentleman asked as…

Focus Poll for July 1

Focus Poll for July 1

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Tennova discusses neighborhood concerns

Tennova discusses neighborhood concerns

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com When Tennova Healthcare announced earlier this year that it had secured an option to buy 110 acres off Middlebrook Pike near Old Weisgarber Road, it was…

Hummingbird Festival Offers Close-up View of Hummingbirds

Hummingbird Festival Offers Close-up View of Hummingbirds

By Vickie Henderson The Ruby-throated hummingbird weighs only about 1/10th of an ounce, and has a brain approximately the size of a BB. Yet, hummingbirds are considered masters of navigation,…

A YEAR TO REMEMBER: Lewis played key role in putting Seymour softball on map

A YEAR TO REMEMBER: Lewis played key role in putting Seymour softball on map

By Steve Williams For Seymour High School’s softball team, the third time at the state tournament was not the charm. The 2013 season did not have a storybook ending. But…