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Edward Hull Crump: The Boss, Part VI

Edward Hull Crump: The Boss, Part VI

By Ray Hil By the decade of the 1940s, E. H. Crump, master of the Shelby County political machine, completely dominated Tennessee politics in partnership with Senator Kenneth D. McKellar. …

Home run explosion powers Karns to district title

Home run explosion powers Karns to district title

By Steve Williams They didn’t move in the fences at the Karns Little League baseball field this season. It just seems that way. Coach Shane Parks’ 12-year-old All-Star team belted…

Knoxville boy leads nation’s Junior Olympians in discus event

Knoxville boy leads nation’s Junior Olympians in discus event

By Steve Williams Like most youngsters, Josh Sobota has dreams and goals. He hopes his come true in the Olympics someday. That’s a long way off, but the 14-year-old, who…

Legal and Public Notices for 07/07/14

WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated December 23, 1998, executed by JACQUELINE N. PELLICER, conveying certain real…

Knoxville Focus for July 7, 2014

Knoxville Focus for July 7, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus. Race to the top Part 3: Teacher Evaluations By Sally Absher sallyabsher@gmail.com Some say it is just bringing transparency and accountability to the teaching…

Publisher’s Position: McIntyre and the Politics of Schools

Publisher’s Position: McIntyre and the Politics of Schools

By Steve Hunley The Knox County Board of Education last week dealt Superintendent Jim McIntyre his first solid rebuff when it refused to approve his firing of a Knox County…

Our Neighborhoods: The Downtown Trolley

Our Neighborhoods: The Downtown Trolley

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com If you live downtown, you probably already know the advantages of the Knoxville Trolleys. If you don’t live downtown, here’s the secret: the trolleys serve most…

Edward Hull Crump: The Boss, Part V

Edward Hull Crump: The Boss, Part V

By Ray Hill Governor Gordon Browning had unleashed a fierce assault on the Memphis political machine, as well as its leader, E. H. Crump.  Browning proposed to institute a county…

Rocky VII thriller: Rice Buick GMC can’t turn out Campus Lights

Rocky VII thriller:  Rice Buick GMC can’t turn out Campus Lights

By Steve Williams As sequels go, Rocky VII was the best yet. Josh Richardson knocked down two clutch free throws with 1.2 seconds remaining to lift Campus Lights to a…

Holstons re-live vintage baseball

Holstons re-live vintage baseball

By Ken Lay The Knoxville Holstons have taken the National Pastime back to its roots. The Holstons, who play in the Tennessee Vintage Baseball Association, play their home games at…