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Knox Countians Oppose Common Core

Knox Countians Oppose Common Core

By Focus Staff This week’s Focus poll posed the question, “Do you support or oppose the Common Core curriculum for public schools?” Better than 60% of Knox Countians say they…

Publisher’s Position: Politics Alive and Well In the School System

Publisher’s Position: Politics Alive and Well In the School System

By Steve Hunley If anyone doubted that the school system and the appointed superintendent plays politics, two recent press releases should be enough to remove the rose colored glasses of…

The Greatest Campaigner of Them All: Senator Estes Kefauver, Part Thirteen

The Greatest Campaigner of Them All: Senator Estes Kefauver, Part Thirteen

By Ray Hill Estes Kefauver had been in the United States Senate for twelve years in 1960.  He had quickly risen to national prominence, making two serious bids for the…

Our Neighborhoods: Farragut

Our Neighborhoods: Farragut

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com It’s the little town with a lot of muscle, the western end of Knox County that has lured newcomers and professionals alike, the shopping and commercial…

Knoxville Christian baseballers are well on their way

Knoxville Christian baseballers are well on their way

By Steve Williams Knoxville Christian School baseball is just in its second season, but the Knights have been holding their own in games against local teams with established programs. After…

Knoxville Focus for March 31, 2014

Knoxville Focus for March 31, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus.   Bob Thomas Runs for District 10 Commission Seat By David Klein Robert (Bob) Thomas does not have an agenda in becoming Knox…

Focus Poll for Monday, March 31, 2014

Focus Poll for Monday, March 31, 2014

Click here to view the poll’s full results.…

Seymour Chamber swears in new officers

Seymour Chamber swears in new officers

The Seymour Area Chamber of Commerce (SACC) swore in its 2014 Officers on Friday, March 14, 2014 at its 11th Annual Chamber Banquet held at Valley Grove Baptist Church. This…

The Greatest Campaigner of Them All: Senator Estes Kefauver, Part Twelve

The Greatest Campaigner of Them All: Senator Estes Kefauver, Part Twelve

By Ray Hill Tennessee’s Senator Estes Kefauver had once again bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1956.  Unlike 1952, Kefauver had encountered stiff competition from various other candidates.  Former…

Our Neighborhoods: EAST KNOXVILLE

Our Neighborhoods: EAST KNOXVILLE

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Every section of Knox County is unique and offers a variety of home styles, historic sites, restaurants, neighborhoods, and culture. East Knoxville has all that and…