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Publisher’s Position: Shadowy? Not Hardly.

By Steve Hunley Like most people, I love to laugh. Recently, I got one of the better laughs I can remember when a friend of mine forwarded Joe Sullivan’s column…

Football Returns

Football Returns

By David Klein There was an air of familiarity at Central High School Thursday night. Yes, that beloved pigskin with the laces that signals the turn of the calendar, has…

Senator James E. Murray of Montana

Senator James E. Murray of Montana

By Ray Hill Occasionally, a candidate comes out of nowhere to win an election.  It is not a common occurrence in politics, but it has happened throughout our history.  James…

Our Neighborhoods: Smithwood, Beverly Acres

Our Neighborhoods: Smithwood, Beverly Acres

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com It’s odd how history weaves in and of Knox County’s communities. Sometimes the places in our area are founded by newcomers settling the area. Sometimes neighborhoods…

A special reunion will highlight Carter’s season opener

A special reunion will highlight Carter’s season opener

By Steve Williams After 38 years, Jeff McMillan and Carter High School football are back together again. The reunion will become official Thursday night when Coach McMillan leads his Hornets…

Public and Legal Notices for August 11, 2014

Estate of Cleve Francis Douglas, Jr. Docket Number 75240-2 Notice is hereby given that on the 1st day of August, 2014, letters administration in respect of the Estate of Cleve…

Knoxville Focus for August 11, 2014

Knoxville Focus for August 11, 2014

Click here to view this week’s paper. School Board applicants to face Commission By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Interviewing applicants for the 2nd District seat on the board of education is…

Board of Education Declares Emergency to Vote on Strategic Plan

Board of Education Declares Emergency to Vote on Strategic Plan

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@gmail.com At last Wednesday’s Board of Education Meeting, 8th District BOE member Mike McMillan asked to call for personal privilege to postpone the vote on the 2020…

Publisher’s Position: Call 911! Board Calls School Emergency

Publisher’s Position: Call 911! Board Calls School Emergency

By Steve Hunley For those who doubted anything published in The Focus about the Knox County Board of Education and Superintendent Jim McIntyre, the meeting last week should have addressed…

The Kees of West Virginia

The Kees of West Virginia

By Ray Hill One of the lesser-known political dynasties in the country was birthed in the hollows and coal fields of West Virginia.  The Kee family dominated the politics of…