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Flip the Switch at Boomsday to help South Knoxville businesses

Flip the Switch at Boomsday to help South Knoxville businesses

Boomsday is celebrating its 25th Anniversary next month and fireworks are not the only thing that will light up the sky.  An exciting announcement was made last Thursday as officials…

Eagles Look to Soar High in 2012

Eagles Look to Soar High in 2012

By Curtis Trotter Size has seemed to be a problem for the Seymour Eagles during the last few seasons. Not only are they the smallest school that competes in District…

Knoxville Focus for August 13, 2012

Knoxville Focus for August 13, 2012

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The Knoxville Focus: Monday, August 6, 2012

The Knoxville Focus: Monday, August 6, 2012

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Knox Countians Favor Direct Election of Judges

Knox Countians Favor Direct Election of Judges

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked the question whether voters prefer direct election of judges or the current “retain or replace” method of ratifying judges. Over 66%…

POLITICAL ANALYSIS: Kane Beats Hutchison

POLITICAL ANALYSIS: Kane Beats Hutchison

By Focus Staff Redistricting gave birth to the new 89th District and the best known candidate to fill the seat was former Knox County Sheriff Tim Hutchison. Several other candidates…

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 11

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 11

By Ray Hill Kenneth McKellar was Tennessee’s senior United States Senator and had been reelected easily in 1934 for another six-year term.  McKellar had carried with him his junior colleague…

South Doyle Tribe to Run in 2012

South Doyle Tribe to Run in 2012

By Curtis Trotter When South Doyle High School football coach Clark Duncan needs to get some questions answered about his football team, he just loads up the squad on a…

Dale Carr takes District 12 House Seat

Dale Carr takes District 12 House Seat

By Tasha Mahurin Mahurint@knoxfocus.com In what is being heralded as perhaps the biggest upset during last Thursday’s primary, Sevierville Alderman and auctioneer, Dale Carr defeated longtime incumbent Richard Montgomery for…

Karns All-Stars earn third place honors and respect

Karns All-Stars earn third place honors and respect

By Steve Williams The Karns All-Stars brought home bronze medals last week from the Tournament of State champions. Representing Tennessee at Ceredo-Kenova, West Virginia in Little League baseball’s 9 and…