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Knoxville Focus for April 21, 2014

Knoxville Focus for April 21, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus online. Knox County School Board asks for even more By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Promoting their budget request as a 2.5% pay increase for…

Publisher’s Position: Ed Brantley Best for County Commission

Publisher’s Position: Ed Brantley Best for County Commission

By Steve Hunley Knox Countians have a big responsibility in picking two county-wide Commissioners At Large in the current primary election.  Bob Thomas, who is running for Seat 10, has…

Austin-East focuses on the arts and music

Austin-East focuses on the arts and music

By Ken Lay Austin-East Magnet High School is changing its brand. It will still remain one of Knox County’s magnet schools but its emphasis will now be on the arts,…

‘The Terror of Tennessee’ Parson Brownlow

‘The Terror of Tennessee’ Parson Brownlow

By Ray Hill William Gannaway Brownlow was one of the most controversial figures in Tennessee history. “Parson” Brownlow was highly controversial during his own time and few figures ever relished…

Stinson now showcasing speed on the track

Stinson now showcasing speed on the track

By Steve Williams Just like Jajuan Stinson when he’s competing in the 100-meter dash, this year’s Knoxville Interscholastic League Track and Field Meet is fast approaching. The annual Knox County…

Our Neighborhoods: John Sevier Highway

Our Neighborhoods: John Sevier Highway

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Every week now for several weeks The Focus has been looking at Our Neighborhoods around Knox County. Each neighborhood or community is special and unique, with…

Knoxville Focus for April 14, 2014

Knoxville Focus for April 14, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus online. Sheriff JJ Jones running on experience and accomplishments By David Klein Running on his experience, Knox County Sherriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones said…

Knox Countians Support Vouchers

Knox Countians Support Vouchers

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll posed the question, “Do you support Governor Haslam’s proposal to create a school voucher program for students who attend a failing school?”…

Live Like Will Foundation honors McKamey’s legacy, helps others

Live Like Will Foundation honors McKamey’s legacy, helps others

By Steve Williams Will McKamey touched the lives of people far and wide, old and young, those who knew him and even some who didn’t. The McKamey family is hoping…

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

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

By Ray Hill Senator Estes Kefauver won a resounding reelection victory in 1960 after facing a bitter primary contest with Judge Andrew “Tip” Taylor.  It was to be his last…

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