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Carol Zachary Mitchell gets 700th win

Carol Zachary Mitchell gets 700th win

By Steve Williams Gibbs High School’s 7-1 softball victory over Clinton Friday night ended with an asterisk, footnote and fireworks. Just the latest special game for the softball powerhouse and…

Our Neighborhoods: Downtown Knoxville 2

Our Neighborhoods: Downtown Knoxville 2

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com This week we take a second look at downtown Knoxville, everyone’s central core in Knox County. It’s part of our continuing series about “Our Neighborhoods” and…

Six Lady Eagles sign lacrosse scholarships

Six Lady Eagles sign lacrosse scholarships

By Ken Lay SEYMOUR—Patrick Doyle couldn’t be prouder of his Seymour High School girls lacrosse team. “Seymour players have become very attractive to coaches in this region,” Doyle said after…

The Knoxville Focus for April 28, 2014

The Knoxville Focus for April 28, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus. School Board Incumbents Get a Failing Grade By Steve Hunley, Publisher publisher@knoxfocus.com We constantly hear from the school administration just how good our…

Publisher’s Position: Appointed Superintendent Playing Politics

Publisher’s Position: Appointed Superintendent Playing Politics

By Steve Hunley An appointed School Superintendent has a constituency of exactly five, a majority of the nine member Board of Education.  So long as the superintendent can keep five…

Mayor Rogero presents budget

Mayor Rogero presents budget

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Your city property taxes will probably go up about $84 a year next year if the Knoxville City Council approves the budget that Mayor Madeline Rogero…

Governor Albert H. Roberts

Governor Albert H. Roberts

By Ray Hill There is likely no more fickle mistress than that of politics.  Political success for any person is always a combination of many things, not the least of…

Our Neighborhoods: Downtown Knoxville

Our Neighborhoods: Downtown Knoxville

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Each week the Focus looks at Our Neighborhoods and this week we focus on Downtown Knoxville. You might not think of downtown being a “neighborhood” but…

Farragut names baseball field house for fallen coach

Farragut names baseball field house for fallen coach

By Ken Lay Scott Dean’s name will live forever in Farragut High School baseball. Dean, who died in January after suffering a heart attack at age 28, had his number…

Knoxville Focus for April 21, 2014

Knoxville Focus for April 21, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus online. Knox County School Board asks for even more By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Promoting their budget request as a 2.5% pay increase for…