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Georgia’s Wild Man: Eugene Talmadge

Georgia’s Wild Man: Eugene Talmadge

  By Ray Hill For two decades, Eugene “Gene” Talmadge, was a fixture in Georgia politics.  Bold, brash and plain spoken, Gene Talmadge was almost always on the ballot for…

Gray comes home for Halls Invitational

Gray comes home for Halls Invitational

By Ken Lay Wrestling has always been a family affair for Benji Gray and ironically, it was family that sent the 2000 Halls High School graduate to Nashville. Gray, who…

Lindsay prefers to just count the games he’s coached

Lindsay prefers to just count the games he’s coached

By Steve Williams A while back, a curious Chris Lindsay figured up the number of high school boys varsity basketball games he had coached in his long career. That number,…

Everly Brothers Park waiting paperwork

Everly Brothers Park waiting paperwork

By Mike Steely Steelym@knoxfocus.com For months the Bearden area has been awaiting word from the Tennessee Department of Transportation about transferring a small piece of right-of-way on Kingston Pike to…

Legals and Public Notices for January 19, 2015

75 FORECLOSURES NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated April 30, 2001, executed…

Knoxville Focus for January 19, 2015

Knoxville Focus for January 19, 2015

Schoonmaker selected for 5th District Seat By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com John R. Schoonmaker, Chairman of the Knox County Board of Zoning Appeals and once a former candidate who stood for…

Special Education Spotlight: Laci and Elise

Special Education Spotlight: Laci and Elise

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com For this week’s Special Education feature, The Focus spoke with Patti Quinton, the mother of four beautiful girls. Caitlyn, 20, is currently a junior at the…

Tennessee In Congress: 1939

Tennessee In Congress: 1939

By Ray Hill Tennessee has been quite fortunate in oftentimes having an excellent Congressional delegation.  The landscape and economic condition of Tennessee would be much different had it not been…

A Tale of Three Buildings

A Tale of Three Buildings

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Here and there around Knox County are several noted buildings that many people pass without knowing the story behind the structures. There are lots of early…

Vols welcome newcomers to football program

Vols welcome newcomers to football program

By Alex Norman In 2014 the Tennessee Volunteers had a winning season for the first time in five years, back when Lane Kiffin was head coach.  They also picked up…