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Recession Not Over, According to Knox Countians

Recession Not Over, According to Knox Countians

By Focus Staff Things must be much better at the Knoxville News-Sentinel, as it recently published an editorial proclaiming the recession appears to be over.  It was an interesting question…

Walters named overall Hometown Hero

Walters named overall Hometown Hero

Home Federal Bank named Gregory E. Walters a Hometown Hero and also the program’s 2013 overall winner and presented a check for $5,000 in his name to Friends of Literacy…

Tennessee’s Congressional Delegation 1945-46

Tennessee’s Congressional Delegation 1945-46

By Ray Hill Tennessee was represented by ten men in the U. S. House of Representatives and two in the United States Senate in 1945.  This column will provide mini-biographies…

Powell ‘survives’ tournament tussle with Oak Ridge

Powell ‘survives’ tournament tussle with Oak Ridge

By Ken Lay Jeff Inman had to breathe a sigh of relief Thursday night. “We survived,” Inman said after his Powell High School softball team advanced with a 3-0 victory…

Hardin Valley Academy tracks down KIL titles

Hardin Valley Academy tracks down KIL titles

By Steve Williams Hardin Valley Academy’s battle cry in last week’s Knoxville Interscholastic League track and field meet could have been “Going the Distance.” When the dust left behind by…

Birchfield stresses positive lessons with Explosion

By Ken Lay When Joe Birchfield founded the Knoxville Explosion softball program he wanted to provide a positive experience for young players regardless of talent level or socio-economic background. “We…

Knoxville Focus for April 29, 2013

Knoxville Focus for April 29, 2013

  Click here to view this week’s Focus online.   Bill Williams honored on Crime Victims’ Rights Week By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com State Senator Becky Massey, Knox County Commissioner Ed…

Knox Countians Favor Term Limits For School Board

Knox Countians Favor Term Limits For School Board

By Focus Staff In this week’s Knoxville Focus poll, likely voters were asked the question, “Most elected offices in Knox County are limited to two consecutive terms.  Do you support…

Home Federal Bank Honors Hometown Heroes

Home Federal Bank Honors Hometown Heroes

Home Federal Bank recognized four outstanding community leaders last week as part of its Hometown Heroes tradition. Now in its third year, the Hometown Heroes program spotlights ordinary people who…

The Senator And Mrs. Vanderbilt: Senator Peter Gerry of Rhode Island

The Senator And Mrs. Vanderbilt: Senator Peter Gerry of Rhode Island

By Ray Hill There are few people in our community who haven’t either heard of or visited the magnificent Biltmore House.  Biltmore was the vision of George Washington Vanderbilt II,…