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Sevier Co. couple find hope at Center

Sevier Co. couple find hope at Center

By Joe Rector In the blink of an eye, life can change with devastating news. Because of the Thompson Cancer Survival Center efforts, the gloom that falls on some of…

Guy M. Gillette of Iowa

Guy M. Gillette of Iowa

By Ray Hill For modern readers it should become quite clear the voting patterns and political preferences of many states have been significantly altered over the passage of time.  One…

Northwest claims girls middle school title

Northwest claims girls middle school title

By Ken Lay Northwest Middle School girls basketball coach Ashley Young warned her team that they would have to battle for a Knox County Middle School Basketball Conference Tournament Championship.…

East Tennessee’s Merle FM receives two ACM nominations

East Tennessee’s Merle FM receives two ACM nominations

The staff of radio station Merle 96.7 (WMYL/Knoxville) was pleased to learn last Wednesday that it has received two nominations by The Academy of Country Music.  Merle FM is nominated…

Knoxville Focus for Monday, February 11, 2013

Knoxville Focus for Monday, February 11, 2013

Click here to view this week’s Focus online.   Burchett takes action to aid South Knox business owners By Tasha Mahurin mahurint@knoxfocus.com South Knoxville business owners were dealt a blow…

Voters Feel Need For School Security Audit

Voters Feel Need For School Security Audit

  By Focus Staff Knoxville and Knox County voters strongly favor a security audit for the school system.  Likely voters were asked the question, “In light of recent events published…

Jones’ foundation starts with ‘character’

Jones’ foundation starts with ‘character’

By Steve Williams Butch Jones, new University of Tennessee head football coach, was asked about Vonn Bell – a 5-star recruit who picked Ohio State over the Vols – early…

The Tennessee Gentleman: Governor Jim Nance McCord

The Tennessee Gentleman: Governor Jim Nance McCord

By Ray Hill Jim Nance McCord is yet another figure from Tennessee’s political history who is little remembered today.  Yet he was both a Congressman and governor; he also served…

Superintendent gives State of the Schools address

Superintendent gives State of the Schools address

By Tasha Mahurin tasha@knoxfocus.com Knox County School Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre addressed elected officials, community leaders, parents, and teachers last week during his 2nd annual State of the Schools address…

CNB celebrates anniversary with giveaways

CNB celebrates anniversary with giveaways

Citizens National Bank (CNB) has a lot to celebrate this year, including the Bank’s 40th Anniversary on February 3, 2013. In celebration of this milestone, CNB is giving away $100…