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All In One Lifetime: James F. Byrnes of South Carolina

All In One Lifetime: James F. Byrnes of South Carolina

By Ray Hill The autobiography of James F. Byrnes of South Carolina was appropriately named All In One Lifetime.  Byrnes served as a Congressman, U. S. senator, Associate Justice of…

Gibbs coasts past struggling Powell, focuses on Central

Gibbs coasts past struggling Powell, focuses on Central

By Steve Williams Gibbs High’s football team took care of business Friday night and kept its playoff hopes alive. In the process, a struggling Powell program took another hit in…

South Knoxville: Bridge named for Harold Woods

South Knoxville:  Bridge named for Harold Woods

By Mike Steely The Focus has reported on bridge names around Knox County including a recent “Our Neighborhoods” story that included the Henley, Buck Karnes, Bonnyman, J. Will Taylor, Ralph…

Legal and Public Notices for Monday, October 20, 2014

75 FORECLOSURES NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEEÕS SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated March 4, 2010, executed…

Knoxville Focus for October 20, 2014

Knoxville Focus for October 20, 2014

Jamie Rowe Working Hard in School Board Race Second District BOE Candidates Square Off Before Early Voting By Sally Absher sallyabsher@gmail.com Last week was busy for Second District Board of…

Publisher’s Position: Election for Sale?

Publisher’s Position: Election for Sale?

By Steve Hunley For several years, I have pointed out the connection between the wealthy elitists and local politics.  For those who doubt it is there, all one has to…

Young Williams Animal Center to Launch ‘Paws for Reading’

Young Williams Animal Center to Launch  ‘Paws for Reading’

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@gmail.com This week we turn our dyslexia awareness focus to Young-Williams Animal Center, and a new program they will be kicking off next month, “Paws for Reading.”…

Mr. Speaker: Henry T. Rainey of Illinois

Mr. Speaker: Henry T. Rainey of Illinois

By Ray Hill   Few modern day Speakers of the U. S. House of Representatives are as little remembered as Henry T. Rainey of Illinois. One reason for that is…

South Knoxville: Lake Forest, Lindbergh Forest

South Knoxville: Lake Forest, Lindbergh Forest

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Two south Knoxville neighborhoods are distinct in creation and in style but share many similarities, such as Chapman Highway frontage and having beautiful homes, well-kept lawns,…

Lady Irish wake up to capture soccer title

Lady Irish wake up to capture soccer title

By Ken Lay Catholic High School’s girls soccer team answered a late wake-up call in time to win the District 4-A/AA Tournament Championship. “We started a little slow and we…