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Knoxville Focus for Monday, February 4

Knoxville Focus for Monday, February 4

Click here to view this week’s Focus. Ruthie Kuhlman elected Chair of Knox County Republican Party By Tasha Mahurin mahurint@knoxfocus.com Despite the frigid temperatures on Saturday morning, Republicans from across…

Voters Sharply Divided On Digital Signs

Voters Sharply Divided On Digital Signs

By Focus Staff Knoxville and Knox County voters appear to be sharply divided in their opinions about digital signs.  This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked likely voters this question: “Do…

The Lunch House: comfort food at its finest

The Lunch House: comfort food at its finest

By Tasha Mahurin mahurint@knoxfocus.com In East Knoxville, just at the Magnolia Ave. and Asheville Hwy. split, lies a local lunch spot so distinctly “Knoxville” that one of their regular customers…

Hiram W. Johnson of California

Hiram W. Johnson of California

  By Ray Hill Few politicians enjoyed the lengthy career Hiram W. Johnson carved out in California.  Johnson’s time in public office was stormy, yet he remained enduringly popular.  By…

Panthers end perfect conference season with win at Halls

Panthers end perfect conference season with win at Halls

By Ken Lay Powell Middle School’s boys basketball team won its second consecutive regular-season Knox County Middle School Basketball Conference Championship last week. The Panthers (19-1 overall, 13-0 in the…

Burchett’s plan pays off

Burchett’s plan pays off

By Tasha Mahurin mahurint@knoxfocus.com While on the campaign trail in 2010, candidate for Knox County Mayor, Tim Burchett vowed to end the purchasing-card system for county departments under his control.…

The Knoxville Focus for Monday, January 28, 2013

The Knoxville Focus for Monday, January 28, 2013

Click here to view the entire paper.   Knoxville’s Alzonzo Butler to represent at Box-Off   By Tasha Mahurin mahurint@knoxfocus.com Boxing guru Don Elbaum and financial backer Greg Sorrentino announced…

Knox Countians Don’t Like Red-Light Cameras

Knox Countians Don’t Like Red-Light Cameras

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll posed the question to likely voters: “Do you support the use of red light cameras?”. The results were varied across the City…

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: Doyle High Pioneers produced ‘The Turnaround’ in 1984

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: Doyle High Pioneers produced ‘The Turnaround’ in 1984

By Steve Williams A movie could have been made of the 1984 Doyle High School football season, ranking right up there with Hoosiers. The title? The Turnaround. Such a movie…

Carter Glass of Virginia

Carter Glass of Virginia

By Ray Hill Rixey Smith, Senator Carter Glass’s long-time Secretary, wrote a flattering biography of his boss entitled “Unreconstructed Rebel: Carter Glass” and that Glass certainly was.  Indeed, it was…