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Knox Countians Solidly Against TVA Being Privatized

Knox Countians Solidly Against TVA Being Privatized

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked voters the question, “In your opinion, should the Tennessee Valley Authority be privatized”? More than 80% of likely voters said that…

Work to start on new juvenile court facilities

Work to start on new juvenile court facilities

By Tasha Mahurin tasha@knoxfocus.com The ground breaking ceremony for the expansion of the Knox County Juvenile Court boasted a virtual Who’s Who of government.  Juvenile Court Judge Tim Irwin, an…

The Old Warhorse of Tennessee Politics: Benton McMillin

The Old Warhorse of Tennessee Politics: Benton McMillin

By Ray Hill Almost entirely forgotten today, Benton McMillin was one of the most popular politicians in Tennessee for decades. McMillin served in Congress for twenty years, two terms as…

Hall of famer Ed Irvin produced dominating record in volleyball

Hall of famer Ed Irvin produced dominating record in volleyball

By Steve Williams For years, Ed Irvin had a dynasty in high school girls volleyball. It’s no wonder he was a unanimous selection for induction into the Greater Knoxville Sports…

Admirals rout Bearden 6-0 in rivalry match

Admirals rout Bearden 6-0 in rivalry match

By Ken Lay The Farragut High-Bearden High boys soccer rivalry has seen plenty of hotly contested and intense matches over the past several years. But Friday night, the latest chapter…

Karns High student to compete in Miss Tennessee Scholarship Pageant

Karns High student to compete in Miss Tennessee Scholarship Pageant

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com Caty Davis has been participating in teen pageants for three years. Last year she was crowned Miss Knoxville’s Outstanding Teen, as well as, Knoxville’s Distinguished Young…

Knoxville Focus for April 15, 2013

Knoxville Focus for April 15, 2013

Click here to view this week’s Focus online. Farragut Teacher in running for state Teacher of the Year The Tennessee Department of Education recently announced Knox County School teacher Wanda…

Knox Countians Favor Gun Permits To Be Private

Knox Countians Favor Gun Permits To Be Private

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked likely voters, “In your opinion, should individual personal information regarding handgun carry permits be public or private information?” Almost 59% of…

Knoxville, Knox County achieve top rankings in ‘Let’s Move!’

Knoxville, Knox County achieve top rankings in ‘Let’s Move!’

The National League of Cities (NLC) has recognized City of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett for recent completion of key health and wellness goals for…

The Boy Wonder: Senator Rush Holt of West Virginia

The Boy Wonder: Senator Rush Holt of West Virginia

By Ray Hill Political success can come quickly and just as quickly be snuffed out. Rush D. Holt of West Virginia is a prime example of stunning political success at…