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It rains 3s as Red Devils rout Eagles 77-41

It rains 3s as Red Devils rout Eagles 77-41

By Ken Lay The 3-point shot proved to be a potent weapon for the Halls High School boys basketball team Tuesday night. The Red Devils buried 12 long-range jumpers en…

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

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

By Ray Hill Congressman Sam D. McReynolds had first been elected in 1922 and had been reelected consistently ever since.  McReynolds had been highly popular in Tennessee’s Third Congressional district…

Another Historic School may become senior housing

Another Historic School may become senior housing

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Thursday was a busy day for proponents of converting the old Moses School building in Mechanicsville into senior apartments. The Historic Zoning Commission heard from them…

Andrea Rudd discusses HR Comp’s success, the importance of giving back

Andrea Rudd discusses HR Comp’s success, the importance of giving back

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com “Nine years ago, I was trying to raise three children in Dalton, GA and struggling to pay my light bill. I lived in a mobile home…

Local weather enthusiasts needed to improve forecasts

Local weather enthusiasts needed to improve forecasts

By Dan Andrews andrewsd@knoxfocus.com A well-known American writer said once that while everybody talked about the weather, nobody seemed to do anything about it. Nowadays, with the recent advances in…

Knoxville Focus for January 13, 2014

Knoxville Focus for January 13, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus. Travel Channel comes to Fountain City Auction By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Lots of auction goers were surprised Saturday morning when Fountain City Auction…

January 13 Focus Poll

January 13 Focus Poll

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Publisher’s Position: School Board Races: A Referendum on McIntyre?

Publisher’s Position: School Board Races: A Referendum on McIntyre?

By Steve Hunley With the arrival of the New Year, politics will heat up in Knox County.  Virtually every office in the county is up for grabs, with the exception…

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

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

By Ray Hill My grandmother was from Madisonville, Tennessee and I recall very well her traveling from her home in Maryville to attend the funeral of Senator Estes Kefauver in…

Passion, perseverance behind the development of ColoMarker

Passion, perseverance behind the development of ColoMarker

At 75 years old, Tommye Jordan is a quick witted, energetic grandmother; dressed unassumingly in a festive holiday sweater…. She is also responsible for ColoMarker- a groundbreaking medical diagnostic test…