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A visit to Beardsley Farm

A visit to Beardsley Farm

By Sarah Baker Saturday morning found me at Beardsley Farm with a weeding tool in my hands big enough to make me feel like I actually knew what I was…

The Knoxville Focus: Monday, June 18, 2012

The Knoxville Focus: Monday, June 18, 2012

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Over 70% Support Audit of School System

Over 70% Support Audit of School System

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked the question, “Would you support an in-depth financial audit of the Knox County School System by an accredited, outside, independent auditor?”…

Celebrating our 10th Anniversary: Some columns from this week’s Focus

Celebrating our 10th Anniversary: Some columns from this week’s Focus

By Marianne Dedmon Editor When I moved to Knoxville to start work at The Focus as a graphic designer in June 2005, The Fountain City Focus had just transitioned from…

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 4

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 4

  By Ray Hill Tennessee Democrats entered the 1910 gubernatorial campaign divided and in disarray.  Many Democrats breathed a collective sigh of relief when the veteran old campaigner Robert Love…

A-E’s Harper is on both sides of the cheers

A-E’s Harper is on both sides of the cheers

By Steve Williams Jalan Harper is not your typical high school athlete. That’s because she is a cheerleader, too. At Austin-East, she gets to enjoy both – playing and cheering.…

The Medicine Shoppe moves to new location

The Medicine Shoppe moves to new location

By Sarah Baker The Medicine Shoppe is now located at the back of Fountain Square above and behind Verizon Wireless. Owner and pharmacist, Kenton Page, operated The Medicine Shoppe from…

Monday, June 11 Focus

Monday, June 11 Focus

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Voters Favor Elected Law Director

Voters Favor Elected Law Director

By Focus Staff The most recent Knoxville Focus poll asked the question, “In your opinion, should the Knox Law Director be elected by the people or appointed by the Knox…

County Budget Battle Ends; Mayor Burchett Victorious

County Budget Battle Ends; Mayor Burchett Victorious

By Focus Staff The long debate over Superintendent James McIntyre’s request for 35 million new dollars, requiring a 35-cent increase in the property tax, expired at the recent meeting of…