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Sergeant Alvin York

Sergeant Alvin York

By Ray Hill There was a time when virtually every Tennessean knew the name of Sergeant Alvin Cullum York. A highly decorated veteran of World War I, a genuine hero…

KC Sheriff’s Department steps up to help Baby Roadrunners

KC Sheriff’s Department steps up to help Baby Roadrunners

By Ken Lay The Austin-East Baby Roadrunners kicked their 2014 season off with a football camp last week. The camp was a three-day event and was put on with the…

Our Neighborhoods: Historic Parkridge, George Barber

Our Neighborhoods: Historic Parkridge, George Barber

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Parkridge is a historic neighborhood roughly bounded by Hall of Fame Drive, I-40, Cherry Street and Magnolia Avenue. It’s a large, multiracial area of older homes…

Learning fundamentals is fun at Powell youth football camp

Learning fundamentals is fun at Powell youth football camp

By Steve Williams Fundamentals and fun were meshed together in the Powell Youth Football program’s preseason camp for players, ages 7, 8 and 9, on Saturday, July 12. Forty-six youngsters…

Legal and Public Notices for July 14, 2014

Sale at public auction will be on August 18, 2014 on or about 11:00AM local time, at the North door, Knox County Courthouse, Knoxville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee…

Knoxville Focus for July 14, 2014

Knoxville Focus for July 14, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus. Race to the top Part 4: Data Mining By Sally Absher By Sally Absher sallyabsher@gmail.com A particularly troubling aspect of the RTTT scheme is…

Take a walk through school history

Take a walk through school history

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com If you are a graduate or teacher from a Knoxville or Knox County school I’ll bet you don’t know about the Knox County Museum of Education.…

OUR NEIGHBORHOODS: What’s in a name?

OUR NEIGHBORHOODS: What’s in a name?

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Throughout Knox County there are places that we probably know the names of but may not know why. This week The Focus takes a look at…

Edward Hull Crump: The Boss, Part VI

Edward Hull Crump: The Boss, Part VI

By Ray Hil By the decade of the 1940s, E. H. Crump, master of the Shelby County political machine, completely dominated Tennessee politics in partnership with Senator Kenneth D. McKellar. …

Home run explosion powers Karns to district title

Home run explosion powers Karns to district title

By Steve Williams They didn’t move in the fences at the Karns Little League baseball field this season. It just seems that way. Coach Shane Parks’ 12-year-old All-Star team belted…