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‘Mr. Speaker’: ‘Uncle Joe’ Cannon of Illinois

‘Mr. Speaker’: ‘Uncle Joe’ Cannon of Illinois

By Ray Hill One of the most colorful and powerful Speakers of the U. S. House of Representatives was Joseph Gurney Cannon of Illinois. Deeply conservative and thoroughly autocratic, “…

Central shuts out William Blount 3-0

Central shuts out William Blount 3-0

By Ken Lay Entering the 2014 season, Central High School girls soccer coach Bill Mize knew his team was facing a rebuilding campaign and injuries did not help the Lady…

Rebels run past Farragut for first league win

Rebels run past Farragut for first league win

By Ken Lay The West High School football team had enough to prevail in an offensive shootout Friday night. The Rebels’ rushing attack amassed 474 yards and propelled West to…

Legal and Public Notices: 091514

75 FORECLOSURES NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEEÕS SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated June 24, 2005, executed…

Knoxville Focus for September 15, 2014

Knoxville Focus for September 15, 2014

Link for pdf below story. Repairs to begin on Historic Fountain City Lake By Steve Williams After over at least 15 months, the draining of Historic Fountain City Lake will…

Dr. Hess speaks to Civil War Roundtable

Dr. Hess speaks to Civil War Roundtable

By Dan Andrews andrewsd@knoxfocus.com The monthly meeting takes place at the Bearden Banquet Hall. However, the learning experience rivals the best lecture halls in all of academia. The Knoxville Civil…

OUR NEIGHBORHOODS: James White Fort

OUR NEIGHBORHOODS: James White Fort

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com   It is rare that any structure from the early settlement of Knox County still stands today. A few have, such as the Blount Mansion and…

The Triumph and Tragedy of Woodrow Wilson II

The Triumph and Tragedy of Woodrow Wilson II

By Ray Hill Woodrow Wilson returned to America to face a hostile Republican Congress and a people tired of the war. Wilson believed if he could reach the American people,…

Willis commits to Tusculum College

Willis commits to Tusculum College

By Ken Lay Andrew Willis will soon begin his final season with the Gibbs High School team. He’ll do it with a huge weight off his shoulders. The Eagles’ senior…

Cherokees get road win over Hawks

Cherokees get road win over Hawks

10th ranked South-Doyle improves to 3-0 on the season By Bill Mynatt, Radio Voice of South-Doyle football on AM 620 WRJZ CherokeeRadioVoice@frontier.com Respect.  That’s something that the South-Doyle Cherokee football…