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Knox Countians Believe Chamber Should Be Accountable

Knox Countians Believe Chamber Should Be Accountable

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll queried likely voters, asking the question, “The Knoxville Chamber of Commerce is partially funded with tax dollars.  Should the Chamber of Commerce…

Urban Wilderness Open For Business

Urban Wilderness Open For Business

By Adam Sullivan Bikers and hikers no longer have to shuttle to Norris Dam State Park or the Smokies to get the experience of a lifetime. Local leaders and hundreds…

Gibbs erupts in second half for win over Scott County

Gibbs erupts in second half for win over Scott County

By Ken Lay Gibbs High School’s football team used a big second half to run past Scott County Friday night in a season-opening road victory. Eagles senior quarterback Jay Cade…

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 13

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 13

  By Ray Hill By 1940, Kenneth McKellar had represented Tennessee in the United States Senate longer than any other man.  At seventy-one, the senator showed no signs of slowing…

Cherokees Trap Beavers Again

Cherokees Trap Beavers Again

By Curtis Trotter Resilience is an asset most coaches love to have late in any football season. Bouncing back from deficits is huge to a team that has play-off intentions.…

The Knoxville Focus: Monday, August 13, 2012

The Knoxville Focus: Monday, August 13, 2012

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Two-thirds of Voters Oppose Survey

Two-thirds of Voters Oppose Survey

By Focus Staff Voters were asked the question, “Knox County Commissioner Mike Hammond has proposed using county tax dollars to conduct an employee survey of Knox County school teachers.  Do…

Mike McMillan Pleased By Ritta Traffic Improvements

Mike McMillan Pleased By Ritta Traffic Improvements

By Focus Staff Ritta Elementary School has long been plagued by traffic problems for those parents picking up and dropping off children. For years Washington Pike has been clogged with…

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 12

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 12

By Ray Hill E. H. Crump, leader of the Shelby County political machine, had been bitterly disappointed by his favored candidate for the 1936 gubernatorial nomination, Gordon Browning.  Crump and…

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…