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Why the Education Establishment Hates Vouchers

Why the Education Establishment Hates Vouchers

By Steve Hunley The Tennessee School Board Association is busy pedaling an editorial written by the Executive Director of the TSBA for publication all across the state.  The education bureaucrats…

Louisiana’s Kingfish & the Squire of Hyde Park: Huey P. Long and FDR

Louisiana’s Kingfish & the Squire of Hyde Park: Huey P. Long and FDR

By Ray Hill   Two of the most successful politicians of the same era, Huey Pierce Long and Franklin Delano Roosevelt could hardly have been more different.  The handsome, courtly…

At Symmetry, nothing changes but the name

At Symmetry, nothing changes but the name

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Nothing has changed but the name at one of North Knoxville’s most popular salons. Owner  Erin Goode says that the salon at 3501 Tazewell Pike, formerly…

Bulldogs walk their way to victory over Sequoyah

Bulldogs walk their way to victory over Sequoyah

By Ken Lay Bearden High School’s baseball team got off to a fast start Thursday night but had to nab a walk-off victory against Sequoyah. The Bulldogs, who scored six…

Public and Legal Notices for March 9, 2015

75 FORECLOSURES NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated November 21, 2003, executed…

Knoxville Focus for March 9, 2015

Knoxville Focus for March 9, 2015

Game On Against Cancer By Garrett Strand The fourth annual “Game On Against Cancer” benefit was held Friday at Games & Things with all the money raised going to the…

Publisher’s Position: The Next Big Thing: The Balanced School Calendar

Publisher’s Position: The Next Big Thing:  The Balanced School Calendar

By Steve Hunley One of the hallmarks of Superintendent of Schools Jim McIntyre’s regime is there’s always the “next big thing” right around the corner.  Unfortunately, the panacea never really…

Tear down the Coliseum?

Tear down the Coliseum?

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Recently the city received the final report from the Urban Land Institute which contained several recommendations for Knoxville, some of which are drawing questions and comments…

Louisiana’s Kingfish: Huey P. Long Part One

Louisiana’s Kingfish: Huey P. Long Part One

By Ray Hill “Always take the offensive – - – the defensive ain’t worth a damn.” So said Louisiana’s self designated “Kingfish,” Huey P. Long. Huey took his own advice…

Fulton girls fall short against Grainger’s tall lineup

Fulton girls fall short against Grainger’s tall lineup

By Steve Williams Grainger High turned out to be too tall of an order for Fulton High’s girls to get past in their bid to return to the state basketball…