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Knoxville Focus for January 21, 2013

Knoxville Focus for January 21, 2013

Please click here to view this week’s Focus. MLK commission honors outstanding community leaders, organizations The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission presented special awards to two outstanding individuals…

Focus Poll for January 21

Focus Poll for January 21

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2nd Annual Game On Against Cancer to raise funds for Thompson Cancer Survival Center

2nd Annual Game On Against Cancer to raise funds for Thompson Cancer Survival Center

By Tasha Mahurin Mahurint@knoxfocus.com Knoxville’s “go-to” store for home entertainment, Games and Things, has teamed up with a number of local sponsors to host a second annual fundraiser to benefit…

John H. Bankhead of Alabama

John H. Bankhead of Alabama

By Ray Hill   For decades the Bankhead family was one of the most politically prominent in the state.  Today, perhaps the best-known member of the family is the late…

Clevenger puts Vol Basketball on the map and a rivalry is born

Clevenger puts Vol Basketball on the map and a rivalry is born

By Tasha Mahurin mahurint@knoxfocus.com Zora G. Clevenger took over as head coach for the University of Tennessee’s football program in 1911 and three years later led the Volunteers to both…

Jazz Lunch at the Square Room features ‘Tribute to Nat King Cole’

Jazz Lunch at the Square Room features  ‘Tribute to Nat King Cole’

The Square Room, in partnership with the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra and WUOT 91.9FM, is now hosting a Jazz Lunch series on the first Wednesday of each month from noon to…

Knoxville Focus for January 14, 2013

Knoxville Focus for January 14, 2013

Click here to view this week’s entire paper. Massey appointed Chairman of Senate Calendar Committee State Senator Becky Duncan Massey (R-Knoxville) has been appointed Chairman of the Senate Calendar Committee. …

Focus Poll for January 14

Focus Poll for January 14

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Remembering Bill Wright: Brilliant Athlete, Dedicated Educator, Legendary Coach

Remembering Bill Wright: Brilliant Athlete, Dedicated Educator, Legendary Coach

By Tasha Mahurin mahurint@knoxfocus.com Bill Wright coached the University of Tennessee’s baseball team from 1963 until 1981. The program’s longest tenured coach, he is a member of six different halls…

William Gibbs McAdoo

William Gibbs McAdoo

  By Ray Hill Few men have lived as colorful and productive a life as did William Gibbs McAdoo, who was, incidentally, a one-time resident of Knoxville.  A lawyer, businessman,…