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Voters tell what they would do with surplus

Voters tell what they would do with surplus

By Focus Staff Likely voters were asked the question, “Knox County government has projected a surplus at the end of this fiscal year $24.2 million dollars.  In your opinion how…

The 1972 Gibbs Eagles

The 1972 Gibbs Eagles

By Ralphine Major “Ken Sparks will always be an inspiration for me. His high expectations for me were no less than those of my parents, in regards to my work…

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 17

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 17

By Ray Hill Many have long misunderstood U. S. Senator Kenneth McKellar and his complex relations with the Tennessee Valley Authority; in fact, some still perceive McKellar to have been…

FCAC’s New Clay Program and Leather Workshop

FCAC’s New Clay Program and Leather Workshop

By Sylvia Williams Is there a frustrated sculptor or potter lurking just beneath your calm exterior? If so, now is the perfect time to enroll in a class at the…

Recalling preps of the past in our area

Recalling preps of the past in our area

By Steve Williams Once upon a time, Golden Bears romped atop the ridge above Lonsdale. Panthers snarled in other areas besides Powell. In fact, some were on the prowl in…

View Monday, September 10 Focus online

View Monday, September 10 Focus online

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Trainor In Trouble In South Knox

Trainor In Trouble In South Knox

By Focus Staff Pam Trainor, South Knoxville’s member of the Knox County Board of Education appears to be in trouble as she approaches her reelection bid in 2014. Our survey…

Tony Norman selected as new Commission Chair

Tony Norman selected as new Commission Chair

R. Larry Smith named Vice-Chair By Focus Staff After two years as Vice Chairman of the Knox County Commission, Brad Anders was poised to assume the full Chairmanship following Mike…

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 16

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 16

  By Ray Hill Kenneth McKellar was well established in the nation’s Capitol and by 1942 had served longer in the Senate than any of his colleagues save for E.…

Rosie’s World

Rosie’s World

Rosie Moore celebrated her 80th birthday on September 5. Rosie was born on September 5, 1932 in Lancaster Pennsylvania. Rosie is the mother of eight children, grandmother of twenty one…