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Strawberry Plains Library gets computer grant

Strawberry Plains Library gets computer grant

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Parrott-Wood Memorial Library in Strawberry Plains will have a state of the art computer lab thanks to a $9,000 grant. Donna Phillips, director of…

The Colonel: Luke Lea, Part II

The Colonel: Luke Lea, Part II

By Ray Hill Luke Lea had not only survived the intense political wars in Tennessee, but had profited from them. Elected to the United States Senate in 1911, Lea’s alliance…

Coaches welcome new region alignments and playoff format

Coaches welcome new region alignments and playoff format

  By Steve Williams No more quadrants. No more playoff bracket announcement redoes. No more head scratching. The TSSAA’s new Division I region alignments and playoff format certainly will give…

Everly Park Dedicated

Everly Park Dedicated

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “In the last couple of years this little park has been known by different names. It was the Everly Brothers Conception Park, the Proposed Everly Brothers…

Legal and Public Notices for August 10, 2015

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   Sale at public auction will be on September 14, 2015 on or about 11:00AM local time, at the North door, Knox County Courthouse, Knoxville, Tennessee, conducted…

Knoxville Focus for August 10, 2015

Knoxville Focus for August 10, 2015

School Board Defers Non-Renewal Policy, Adopts New Superintendent Evaluation Tool By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com The Knox County Board of Education decided last week to postpone further discussion and action on…

Thunder On the Right AND Left: The Rise of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders

Thunder On the Right AND Left: The Rise of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders

By Steve Hunley Like it or not, the 2016 presidential contest is underway.  The Republicans almost have more candidates than the Duggers have children and have already clashed in the…

Council postpones Gibbs Drive rezoning

Council postpones Gibbs Drive rezoning

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The most contested of the various agenda items at Tuesday’s meeting of the Knoxville City Council has been postponed until September 1.  Smith-Lindsey Development, LLC., wants…

The Colonel: Luke Lea, Part One

  By Ray Hill The pages of Tennessee’s history is littered with colorful characters, but the life of Luke Lea is one right out of a novel; handsome, urbane, highly…

Lindbergh Forest is coming back!

Lindbergh Forest is coming back!

By Mike Steely steelym@Knoxfocus.com It has taken a while for the  Lindbergh Forest neighborhood to get organized, but, now under new officers they are ready to kick-start their efforts and…