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‘Mr. Speaker’: Champ Clark of Missouri

‘Mr. Speaker’: Champ Clark of Missouri

By Ray Hill Long since forgotten by most, James Beauchamp Clark was a highly respected and popular Democrat from Missouri. And he came within a whisker of becoming president of…

CAK beats Grace Christian 21-7

CAK beats Grace Christian 21-7

By Alex Norman It was a game featuring teams with different offensive styles. And in the end, it was CAK taking a few things out of the Grace Christian playbook.…

Stepp, Burt lead Lady Admirals to win at Bearden

Stepp, Burt lead Lady Admirals to win at Bearden

By Ken Lay In the tradition-rich Farragut High-Bearden High girls soccer rivalry, it was a pair of high school rookies who stole the show and propelled the Lady Admirals to…

Legal and Public Notices: 092214

75 FORECLOSURES NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated April 30, 2001, executed…

Knoxville Focus for September 22, 2014

Knoxville Focus for September 22, 2014

  092214_Knoxville_Focus Plan to spend extra income passes By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Mayor Madeline Rogero’s plans to use $4.3 million in unexpected tax revenue for several projects got some kick-back…

Ground breaking signals start of Halls greenway

Ground breaking signals start of Halls greenway

By Ken Lay A Thursday morning ground breaking ceremony marked the beginning of a long-awaited greenway in the Halls Community. The ceremony was held at the future site of the…

Our Neighborhoods: Area Bridge Names

Our Neighborhoods: Area Bridge Names

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com   We drive over them every day, seldom really thinking about crossing a stream, river, or lake. We don’t really notice bridges until one of them…

‘Mr. Speaker’: ‘Uncle Joe’ Cannon of Illinois

‘Mr. Speaker’: ‘Uncle Joe’ Cannon of Illinois

By Ray Hill One of the most colorful and powerful Speakers of the U. S. House of Representatives was Joseph Gurney Cannon of Illinois. Deeply conservative and thoroughly autocratic, “…

Central shuts out William Blount 3-0

Central shuts out William Blount 3-0

By Ken Lay Entering the 2014 season, Central High School girls soccer coach Bill Mize knew his team was facing a rebuilding campaign and injuries did not help the Lady…

Rebels run past Farragut for first league win

Rebels run past Farragut for first league win

By Ken Lay The West High School football team had enough to prevail in an offensive shootout Friday night. The Rebels’ rushing attack amassed 474 yards and propelled West to…