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Voters Feel Need For School Security Audit

Voters Feel Need For School Security Audit

  By Focus Staff Knoxville and Knox County voters strongly favor a security audit for the school system.  Likely voters were asked the question, “In light of recent events published…

Jones’ foundation starts with ‘character’

Jones’ foundation starts with ‘character’

By Steve Williams Butch Jones, new University of Tennessee head football coach, was asked about Vonn Bell – a 5-star recruit who picked Ohio State over the Vols – early…

The Tennessee Gentleman: Governor Jim Nance McCord

The Tennessee Gentleman: Governor Jim Nance McCord

By Ray Hill Jim Nance McCord is yet another figure from Tennessee’s political history who is little remembered today.  Yet he was both a Congressman and governor; he also served…

Superintendent gives State of the Schools address

Superintendent gives State of the Schools address

By Tasha Mahurin tasha@knoxfocus.com Knox County School Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre addressed elected officials, community leaders, parents, and teachers last week during his 2nd annual State of the Schools address…

CNB celebrates anniversary with giveaways

CNB celebrates anniversary with giveaways

Citizens National Bank (CNB) has a lot to celebrate this year, including the Bank’s 40th Anniversary on February 3, 2013. In celebration of this milestone, CNB is giving away $100…

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…