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Hiram W. Johnson of California

Hiram W. Johnson of California

  By Ray Hill Few politicians enjoyed the lengthy career Hiram W. Johnson carved out in California.  Johnson’s time in public office was stormy, yet he remained enduringly popular.  By…

Panthers end perfect conference season with win at Halls

Panthers end perfect conference season with win at Halls

By Ken Lay Powell Middle School’s boys basketball team won its second consecutive regular-season Knox County Middle School Basketball Conference Championship last week. The Panthers (19-1 overall, 13-0 in the…

Burchett’s plan pays off

Burchett’s plan pays off

By Tasha Mahurin mahurint@knoxfocus.com While on the campaign trail in 2010, candidate for Knox County Mayor, Tim Burchett vowed to end the purchasing-card system for county departments under his control.…

The Knoxville Focus for Monday, January 28, 2013

The Knoxville Focus for Monday, January 28, 2013

Click here to view the entire paper.   Knoxville’s Alzonzo Butler to represent at Box-Off   By Tasha Mahurin mahurint@knoxfocus.com Boxing guru Don Elbaum and financial backer Greg Sorrentino announced…

Knox Countians Don’t Like Red-Light Cameras

Knox Countians Don’t Like Red-Light Cameras

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll posed the question to likely voters: “Do you support the use of red light cameras?”. The results were varied across the City…

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: Doyle High Pioneers produced ‘The Turnaround’ in 1984

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: Doyle High Pioneers produced ‘The Turnaround’ in 1984

By Steve Williams A movie could have been made of the 1984 Doyle High School football season, ranking right up there with Hoosiers. The title? The Turnaround. Such a movie…

Carter Glass of Virginia

Carter Glass of Virginia

By Ray Hill Rixey Smith, Senator Carter Glass’s long-time Secretary, wrote a flattering biography of his boss entitled “Unreconstructed Rebel: Carter Glass” and that Glass certainly was.  Indeed, it was…

The Summitt Legacy: A Personal Perspective

The Summitt Legacy:  A Personal Perspective

By Tasha Mahurin mahurint@knoxfocus.com One can’t properly pen a series about the heritage of the University of Tennessee’s athletics program without paying tribute to Lady Vols basketball Coach Pat Summitt.…

Focus on the Law: Social Security in 2013

Focus on the Law: Social Security in 2013

By Sharon Frankenberg Attorney at Law A bit of good news if you are one of the nearly 62 million Americans who receive monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income…

Knoxville Focus for January 21, 2013

Knoxville Focus for January 21, 2013

Please click here to view this week’s Focus. MLK commission honors outstanding community leaders, organizations The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission presented special awards to two outstanding individuals…