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Focus Poll for May 13

Focus Poll for May 13

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World-famous author Wally Lamb speaks to VMC

World-famous author  Wally Lamb speaks to VMC

By Joe Rector Best-selling author Wally Lamb did speak to an audience of 900 who attended the 2013 Carry the Torch Luncheon at the Knoxville Convention Center. It is sponsored…

Tennessee’s Congressional Delegation 1945-46 (Part 2)

Tennessee’s Congressional Delegation 1945-46 (Part 2)

By Ray Hill Harold Earthman had been a successful businessman, served for a brief time in the Tennessee House of Representatives and as the County Judge (or County Mayor) of…

Exchange students prepare for return

Exchange students prepare for return

By David Klein For a few eager, international students, spending a year at a high school in Tennessee is a great experience. Each year, many foreign students come to the…

Knoxville Focus for Monday, May 6

Knoxville Focus for Monday, May 6

Click here to view this week’s Focus online. Burchett drills down debt, funds schools without a tax increase By Tasha Mahurin “The budget I present to you today is fiscally…

Recession Not Over, According to Knox Countians

Recession Not Over, According to Knox Countians

By Focus Staff Things must be much better at the Knoxville News-Sentinel, as it recently published an editorial proclaiming the recession appears to be over.  It was an interesting question…

Walters named overall Hometown Hero

Walters named overall Hometown Hero

Home Federal Bank named Gregory E. Walters a Hometown Hero and also the program’s 2013 overall winner and presented a check for $5,000 in his name to Friends of Literacy…

Tennessee’s Congressional Delegation 1945-46

Tennessee’s Congressional Delegation 1945-46

By Ray Hill Tennessee was represented by ten men in the U. S. House of Representatives and two in the United States Senate in 1945.  This column will provide mini-biographies…

Powell ‘survives’ tournament tussle with Oak Ridge

Powell ‘survives’ tournament tussle with Oak Ridge

By Ken Lay Jeff Inman had to breathe a sigh of relief Thursday night. “We survived,” Inman said after his Powell High School softball team advanced with a 3-0 victory…

Hardin Valley Academy tracks down KIL titles

Hardin Valley Academy tracks down KIL titles

By Steve Williams Hardin Valley Academy’s battle cry in last week’s Knoxville Interscholastic League track and field meet could have been “Going the Distance.” When the dust left behind by…