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A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 14

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 14

  By Ray Hill Senator Kenneth McKellar had been overwhelmingly reelected to an unprecedented (for Tennessee) fifth term in 1940.  It was during the decade of the forties that K.…

92 Boxes of Love

92 Boxes of Love

More than 20 volunteers gathered at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (6632 Chapman Highway, Knoxville) last Wednesday (August 15, 2012) to pack 92 boxes of quilts, Personal Care Kits, School Supplies…

Blessings to Others

Blessings to Others

By Ralphine Major I remember hearing her crystal clear soprano voice long before I even met her. Rev. Bruce Forlines introduced Angela and told that she was only five years…

Benefit held to ‘Roll Away SMA’

Benefit held to ‘Roll Away SMA’

By Sarah Baker About 100 cyclists and walkers showed up at Ijams Nature Center on Sunday, August 19 for “Walk-N-Roll Away SMA,” a benefit fundraiser to raise money to find…

The Knoxville Focus: Monday, August 20, 2012

The Knoxville Focus: Monday, August 20, 2012

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Knox Countians Believe Chamber Should Be Accountable

Knox Countians Believe Chamber Should Be Accountable

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll queried likely voters, asking the question, “The Knoxville Chamber of Commerce is partially funded with tax dollars.  Should the Chamber of Commerce…

Urban Wilderness Open For Business

Urban Wilderness Open For Business

By Adam Sullivan Bikers and hikers no longer have to shuttle to Norris Dam State Park or the Smokies to get the experience of a lifetime. Local leaders and hundreds…

Gibbs erupts in second half for win over Scott County

Gibbs erupts in second half for win over Scott County

By Ken Lay Gibbs High School’s football team used a big second half to run past Scott County Friday night in a season-opening road victory. Eagles senior quarterback Jay Cade…

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 13

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 13

  By Ray Hill By 1940, Kenneth McKellar had represented Tennessee in the United States Senate longer than any other man.  At seventy-one, the senator showed no signs of slowing…

Cherokees Trap Beavers Again

Cherokees Trap Beavers Again

By Curtis Trotter Resilience is an asset most coaches love to have late in any football season. Bouncing back from deficits is huge to a team that has play-off intentions.…