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16 honored on Hall of Fame

16 honored on Hall of Fame

By Sarah Baker The Knoxville East High School Alumni Association (KEHSAA) celebrated their alma mater’s 60th anniversary on June 16 at the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.  Besides being a…

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 5

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 5

  By Ray Hill When K. D. McKellar first entered the United States Senate on March 4, 1917, he was forty-eight years old.  One long-time Senate employee recalled McKellar was…

The 2nd Annual Knoxville Sports Media Combine

The 2nd Annual Knoxville Sports Media Combine

By Alex Norman Next month the Summer Olympic games will get underway in London.  The world’s greatest athletes will compete for pride, for country, for fame… On the flip side…

A visit to Beardsley Farm

A visit to Beardsley Farm

By Sarah Baker Saturday morning found me at Beardsley Farm with a weeding tool in my hands big enough to make me feel like I actually knew what I was…

The Knoxville Focus: Monday, June 18, 2012

The Knoxville Focus: Monday, June 18, 2012

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Over 70% Support Audit of School System

Over 70% Support Audit of School System

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked the question, “Would you support an in-depth financial audit of the Knox County School System by an accredited, outside, independent auditor?”…

Celebrating our 10th Anniversary: Some columns from this week’s Focus

Celebrating our 10th Anniversary: Some columns from this week’s Focus

By Marianne Dedmon Editor When I moved to Knoxville to start work at The Focus as a graphic designer in June 2005, The Fountain City Focus had just transitioned from…

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 4

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 4

  By Ray Hill Tennessee Democrats entered the 1910 gubernatorial campaign divided and in disarray.  Many Democrats breathed a collective sigh of relief when the veteran old campaigner Robert Love…

A-E’s Harper is on both sides of the cheers

A-E’s Harper is on both sides of the cheers

By Steve Williams Jalan Harper is not your typical high school athlete. That’s because she is a cheerleader, too. At Austin-East, she gets to enjoy both – playing and cheering.…

The Medicine Shoppe moves to new location

The Medicine Shoppe moves to new location

By Sarah Baker The Medicine Shoppe is now located at the back of Fountain Square above and behind Verizon Wireless. Owner and pharmacist, Kenton Page, operated The Medicine Shoppe from…