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5th grade student at Adrian Burnett plans to raise $20K for class trip

5th grade student at Adrian Burnett plans to raise $20K for class trip

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com “While running for student council, everyone kept asking why I was running,” 5th grade student Jordan Bishop told The Focus. “I decided that I wanted to…

The Greatest Campaigner of Them All: Senator Estes Kefauver, Part Six

The Greatest Campaigner of Them All: Senator Estes Kefauver, Part Six

Estes Kefauver had quite nearly managed the impossible by getting himself elected to the United States Senate in 1948.  Kefauver took advantage of E. H. Crump’s mistake in refusing to…

Gilley to play soccer at Pfeiffer University

Gilley to play soccer at Pfeiffer University

By Ken Lay Powell High School senior soccer player Deidre Gilley will continue her athletic career. She made that official recently when she signed to play collegiate soccer at Pfeiffer…

South Knoxville Part One: Chapman Highway and Vestal

South Knoxville Part One: Chapman Highway and Vestal

As part of our continuing series focusing on “Our Neighborhoods” we begin looking at South Knoxville. That portion of the Knox County communities will include several upcoming issues as we…

The Knoxville Focus for February 10, 2014

The Knoxville Focus for February 10, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus. New Middle Schools Requested From School Board By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Middle school students in the Gibbs area are still bused to a…

Knox Countians Approve Haslam Initiative

Knox Countians Approve Haslam Initiative

Click here to view full results. By Focus Staff By an overwhelming majority, Knox Countians approve Governor Bill Haslam’s proposed “Tennessee Promise.” The latest Knoxville Focus poll posed the question,…

Halls Crossroads: Rooted in the past, moving toward the future

Halls Crossroads: Rooted in the past, moving toward the future

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com In the early days prior to Tennessee statehood, Emory Road ran east and west and Andersonville Road ran north and south. Where both intersected just north…

The Greatest Campaigner of Them All: Senator Estes Kefauver, Part Five

The Greatest Campaigner of Them All: Senator Estes Kefauver, Part Five

By Ray Hill   Congressman Estes Kefauver had seriously contemplated challenging Senator Kenneth D. McKellar in 1946.  After exploring the possibility of running against McKellar, Kefauver decided the seventy-seven year…

Congratulations! Seventy area student-athletes make it official on National Signing Day

Congratulations! Seventy area student-athletes make it official on National Signing Day

By Steve Williams Football and soccer players made up a large majority of the student-athletes who inked letters of intent on National Signing Day (Feb. 5) at high schools in…

Lady Admirals hold on to eliminate defending champ Northwest

Lady Admirals hold on to eliminate defending champ Northwest

By Ken Lay By week’s end Knox County will have a new middle school girls basketball champion. Farragut Middle School assured that when it outlasted defending Knox County Middle School…