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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…

Edward Hull Crump: The Boss, Part I

Edward Hull Crump: The Boss, Part I

Published March 26, 2012 By Ray Hill The modern history of Memphis is inextricably tied to that of Edward Hull Crump. “Mister” Crump was indisputably a political boss in a…

Almost in the bag

Almost in the bag

By Dan Andrews andrewsd@knoxfocus.com For Becky Chaffee, a simple idea has become a long and daunting challenge. The idea is to provide affordable, well-crafted musical instrument shaped purses to the…