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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…

BOE incumbents don’t show up for Forum

BOE incumbents don’t show up for Forum

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com There were two obvious things that came out of the school board candidate forum segment of the Concerned Citizens’ Candidate Town Hall meeting Thursday: None of…

Halls makes quick work of Oak Ridge in 17-0 win

Halls makes quick work of Oak Ridge in 17-0 win

By Ken Lay Halls High School’s softball team scored in bunches Wednesday night. The Lady Devils got three runs in the opening inning of their 17-0 three-inning District 3-AAA victory…

Focus for April 7

Focus for April 7

Click here to view this week’s Focus. Rountree shines at School Board Candidates Forum By Steve Hunley, Publisher publisher@knoxfocus.com Candidates for the Knox County Board of Education met last week…

Knox Countians Oppose Common Core

Knox Countians Oppose Common Core

By Focus Staff This week’s Focus poll posed the question, “Do you support or oppose the Common Core curriculum for public schools?” Better than 60% of Knox Countians say they…

Publisher’s Position: Politics Alive and Well In the School System

Publisher’s Position: Politics Alive and Well In the School System

By Steve Hunley If anyone doubted that the school system and the appointed superintendent plays politics, two recent press releases should be enough to remove the rose colored glasses of…

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

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

By Ray Hill Estes Kefauver had been in the United States Senate for twelve years in 1960.  He had quickly risen to national prominence, making two serious bids for the…

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