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Mr. Speaker: Henry T. Rainey of Illinois

Mr. Speaker: Henry T. Rainey of Illinois

By Ray Hill   Few modern day Speakers of the U. S. House of Representatives are as little remembered as Henry T. Rainey of Illinois. One reason for that is…

South Knoxville: Lake Forest, Lindbergh Forest

South Knoxville: Lake Forest, Lindbergh Forest

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Two south Knoxville neighborhoods are distinct in creation and in style but share many similarities, such as Chapman Highway frontage and having beautiful homes, well-kept lawns,…

Lady Irish wake up to capture soccer title

Lady Irish wake up to capture soccer title

By Ken Lay Catholic High School’s girls soccer team answered a late wake-up call in time to win the District 4-A/AA Tournament Championship. “We started a little slow and we…

Legal and Public Notices for October 13, 2014

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Peggy Lynn Kesterson Docket Number 75456-2 Notice is hereby given that on the 30th day of September, 2014, letters administration in respect of the Estate…

Knoxville Focus for October 13, 2014

Knoxville Focus for October 13, 2014

Cash Mob a hit at Alvin Frye’s Exxon Station By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com There were so many people coming by Alvin Frye’s Exxon Station Saturday that you’d think it was…

Publisher’s Position: Jamie Rowe Best Choice for School Board

By Steve Hunley The upcoming election for the 2nd district board of education seat is one of the most important races on the November ballot. The outcome of that particular…

Catholic corrals Mavericks 50-14 to remain unbeaten

Catholic corrals Mavericks 50-14 to remain unbeaten

By Steve Williams Talk about taking a bull by the horns. In a battle of unbeaten state powers, Catholic High corralled the Anderson County Mavericks Friday night at Blaine Stadium…

Cactus Jack: John Nance Garner of Texas

Cactus Jack: John Nance Garner of Texas

By Ray Hill   John Nance Garner of Texas was one of the most colorful politicians of the twentieth century.  It was Garner who made one of the most oft-repeated…

Our Neighborhoods: Lost Knoxville

Our Neighborhoods: Lost Knoxville

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com What’s missing from this picture? What was there before that parking lot? Wasn’t there a building there before? So many of our landmarks have disappeared over…

October is Knox County Dyslexia Awareness Month

October is Knox County Dyslexia Awareness Month

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@gmail.com On October 2, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, Commissioner Jeff Ownby and affected families joined together to recognize National Dyslexia Month in Knox County. Mayor Burchett…