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Senator Ellison DuRant Smith of South Carolina

Senator Ellison DuRant Smith of South Carolina

By Ray Hill Ellison DuRant Smith was one of the more colorful figures in South Carolina’s oftentimes turbulent political history.  It was frequent said, “His name is Ellison DuRant Smith…

The Great Divide: JWPE opinions aired at public hearing

The Great Divide: JWPE opinions aired at public hearing

By Tasha Mahurin mahurint@knoxfocus.com Tensions were high last week when an estimated 600 of South Knox residents, concerned citizens, and elected officials made their way into the auditorium at South…

Martha Lee’s Jewelry

Martha Lee’s Jewelry

  By Sarah Baker bakers@knoxfocus.com Martha Lee’s Jewelry is the ideal place to shop for Christmas gifts this year, especially if you’re looking for something thoughtful and distinctive. As soon…

Knoxville Focus for Monday, December 3

Knoxville Focus for Monday, December 3

Click here to view this week’s entire Focus online. Safety a factor in proposed JWPE By Tasha Mahurin mahurint@knoxfocus.com The list of officials and organizations opposed to the proposed extension…

Knox Countians Don’t Want Income Tax Hike

Knox Countians Don’t Want Income Tax Hike

By Focus Staff Knox County voters don’t want to see the Federal income tax raised.  In this week’s Knoxville Focus poll, voters were asked the simple question, “In your opinion,…

Knox County thanks community partners for basketball goals

Knox County thanks community partners for basketball goals

On Tuesday, Knox County Commissioner Dave Wright and Knox County Parks and Recreation Director Doug Bataille met with other community partners at Mascot Park to thank EXEDY America Corporation and…

Robert Rice Reynolds of North Carolina

Robert Rice Reynolds of North Carolina

By Ray Hill In a time when the South had some of the most flamboyant politicians in the country, few exceeded Robert Rice Reynolds of North Carolina for his flair. …

Back To The Top: Webb Secures Another State Championship

Back To The Top: Webb Secures Another State Championship

By Alex Norman In 2011 the Webb Spartans dreams of a three-peat fell short in the state semifinals. There would be no such disappointment this time around. On Thursday, November…

Q & A with Anita Lane

Q & A with Anita Lane

  Tasha Mahurin discusses Knoxville’s hospitality industry and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce with Hampton Inn & Suite’s general manager Anita Lane. Last week we discussed Knoxville tourism with Mayor…

Knoxville Focus for November 26. 2012

Knoxville Focus for November 26. 2012

  Please click here to view this week’s entire Focus.   James White Parkway extension debate continues Battle lines have been drawn in South Knoxville, and they extend along Chapman…