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The Knoxville Focus for February 10, 2014

The Knoxville Focus for February 10, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus. New Middle Schools Requested From School Board By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Middle school students in the Gibbs area are still bused to a…

Knox Countians Approve Haslam Initiative

Knox Countians Approve Haslam Initiative

Click here to view full results. By Focus Staff By an overwhelming majority, Knox Countians approve Governor Bill Haslam’s proposed “Tennessee Promise.” The latest Knoxville Focus poll posed the question,…

Halls Crossroads: Rooted in the past, moving toward the future

Halls Crossroads: Rooted in the past, moving toward the future

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com In the early days prior to Tennessee statehood, Emory Road ran east and west and Andersonville Road ran north and south. Where both intersected just north…

The Greatest Campaigner of Them All: Senator Estes Kefauver, Part Five

The Greatest Campaigner of Them All: Senator Estes Kefauver, Part Five

By Ray Hill   Congressman Estes Kefauver had seriously contemplated challenging Senator Kenneth D. McKellar in 1946.  After exploring the possibility of running against McKellar, Kefauver decided the seventy-seven year…

Congratulations! Seventy area student-athletes make it official on National Signing Day

Congratulations! Seventy area student-athletes make it official on National Signing Day

By Steve Williams Football and soccer players made up a large majority of the student-athletes who inked letters of intent on National Signing Day (Feb. 5) at high schools in…

Lady Admirals hold on to eliminate defending champ Northwest

Lady Admirals hold on to eliminate defending champ Northwest

By Ken Lay By week’s end Knox County will have a new middle school girls basketball champion. Farragut Middle School assured that when it outlasted defending Knox County Middle School…

The Knoxville Focus for February 3, 2014

The Knoxville Focus for February 3, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus online. Commission listens to teachers By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Who exactly controls discussions at the upcoming County Commission and Board of Education Retreat?…

Focus Weekly Poll

Focus Weekly Poll

Click here to view the full results of this week’s poll.…

McMillan, defensive guru, reconnects with Carter football

McMillan, defensive guru, reconnects with Carter football

    By Steve Williams When Jeff McMillan played football for Carter High School in the mid-1970s, the “Green Hornets” were beginning a 10-year period when they were known more…

The Greatest Campaigner of Them All: Senator Estes Kefauver, Part Four

The Greatest Campaigner of Them All: Senator Estes Kefauver, Part Four

By Ray Hill By 1946 Estes Kefauver had been in Congress for seven years and was contemplating a race against Tennessee’s most powerful political figure, United States Senator Kenneth D.…