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Tennessee’s First Election For the U. S. Senate: The Democratic Primary 1915

Tennessee’s First Election For the U. S. Senate: The Democratic Primary 1915

By Ray Hill 2015 marks the one-hundredth year since the people of Tennessee cast their ballots to select a candidate for the United States Senate. There had previously been non-binding…

UT’s Cherokee Farm on MPC agenda

UT’s Cherokee Farm on MPC agenda

By Mike Steely The Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission will consider a long agenda of various requests when they meet in a workshop and their regular meeting this week. One…

Short-handed Bulldogs stay perfect with tournament championship

Short-handed Bulldogs stay perfect with tournament championship

By Ken Lay Despite missing two key players, the Bearden High School boys basketball team posted a dominant victory, kept its perfect record intact and claimed a holiday tournament championship…

Seven Islands State Park

Seven Islands State Park

By Mike Steely You can’t get there from here. Yep. Tennessee’s newest state park, Seven Islands State Birding Park, is located in Knox County but you’ve got to go through…

Legal and Public Notices for December 29, 2014

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Vivian J. Calloway Docket Number 75771-2 Notice is hereby given that on the 19th day of December, 2014, letters testamentary in respect of the Estate…

Knoxville Focus for December 29, 2014

Knoxville Focus for December 29, 2014

Historic Moses School Building announced as site for Emerald Academy By Focus Staff Knox County’s first public charter school has found a home. Emerald Charter Schools recently purchased the Historic…

Auction to feature an oil wagon, advertising items, and much more

Auction to feature an oil wagon, advertising items, and much more

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Ever wondered how the oil was distributed in the days before those huge tanker trucks? Ever see an Oil Wagon? Horsepower for the oil wagons was…

Bob Taylor of Tennessee

Bob Taylor of Tennessee

By Ray Hill Senator Kenneth D. McKellar once claimed that outside of the three men who served as President of the United States, Robert Love Taylor was “the best-known man…

Dayspring Christian Academy breaks ground for new gym

Dayspring Christian Academy breaks ground for new gym

Ground was officially broken for a gymnasium expansion at the corner of West Sunrise and West Oldham for Dayspring Christian Academy on Thursday, December 18. Administrator Rob Burress said, “We…

‘Most important award they can ever get’

‘Most important award they can ever get’

By Steve Williams Coach Dave Moore noticed high school athletes were not getting equal attention and that led to the start of the Careacter Star Athlete program. “The players that…