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Former players turned coaches giving back to Halls baseball

Former players turned coaches giving back to Halls baseball

By Steve Williams A new plan for baseball in Halls has already paid dividends and the long-range outlook is very bright. The key to it all is the coaching of…

God’s Place Thrift is on a mission

God’s Place Thrift is on a mission

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Vickie Johnson is on a mission. Literally. After many years as a caregiver, Mrs. Johnson received a call from her son. “He said God wants to…

Edward Hull Crump: The Boss, Part II

Edward Hull Crump: The Boss, Part II

By Ray Hill Following his ouster as Mayor of Memphis, E. H. Crump ran for and was elected Shelby County Trustee.  His removal from the mayor’s office was a humiliation…

Rocky Top draft opens summer season

Rocky Top draft opens summer season

By Ken Lay The Pilot Rocky Top Basketball League got its season underway with its draft Wednesday night at Doc’s All American Grille and Sports Bar. The league which opens…

Our Neighborhoods: South Knoxville Waterfront

Our Neighborhoods: South Knoxville Waterfront

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com It’s obvious to anyone passing by or looking at the old Baptist Hospital site that something is happening on Knoxville’s south waterfront. Yet, the demolition of…

12 Star Program Provides Valuable Resource for Alzheimer’s Patients, Families

By David Klein Bringing a new concept in a support group for Alzheimer’s care and Dementia in East Tennessee, the Tennessee 12 Star Family Support Group, hosted by Courtyard Senior…

Truck will be sold

Truck will be sold @ Wilkerson Diesel & Tire located @ 3742 Hwy 82 West Leland MS 38756. Unit will be sold for towing, recovery, and storage fees. Sale will…

Knoxville Focus for June 9, 2014

Knoxville Focus for June 9, 2014

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More time requested for PPU audit

More time requested for PPU audit

By Focus Staff Knox County Auditor Andrea Williams presented to the Knox County Audit Committee her findings of Knox County School System (PPU) physical plant upgrade account. The genesis of…

Publisher’s Position: Board Trying to Stifle Free Speech

Publisher’s Position: Board Trying to Stifle Free Speech

By Steve Hunley For any person who values free speech, recent actions by the Knox County Board of Education are cause for deep concern. Superintendent Jim McIntyre is always braying…