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Halls advances to title game

Halls advances to title game

By Ken Lay Hardin Valley Academy has fielded a varsity baseball team for four seasons and the Hawks have already proven that they are a force to be reckoned with…

The U.S. Senate In The Age of McKellar: 1917 – 1953

The U.S. Senate In The Age of McKellar: 1917 – 1953

By Ray Hill   Kenneth Douglas McKellar arrived in the United States Senate in 1917 and it was a much sleepier place than it would become a few decades later.…

Monday, May 7, 2012 Focus

Monday, May 7, 2012 Focus

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Crematory placement discussion continues

Crematory placement discussion continues

By Sarah Baker On Thursday, May 3, The Metropolitan Planning Commission held a public meeting in the community room at the Cansler Family YMCA to hear input regarding proposed zoning…

Hold’em High

Hold’em High

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Somehow in the midst of all the turmoil, life goes on and renews itself. On May Day my grandson arrived, and things seem brighter now. Yes,…

Farragut, West Valley sweep Track Championship

Farragut, West Valley sweep Track Championship

By Ken Lay Farragut Middle School’s girls and West Valley’s boys won the 2012 Knox County Middle School Track and Field Championships in dominating fashion Wednesday night at Hardin Valley…

Focus Poll for May 7 edition

Focus Poll for May 7 edition

By Focus Staff The latest poll conducted by The Knoxville Focus asked voters, “The current sales tax rate in Knox County is 9.25% or $9.25 per $100 spent.  Do you…

Edward Hull Crump: The Boss, Part VII

Edward Hull Crump: The Boss, Part VII

  By Ray Hill Despite encountering stiff opposition to the candidates supported by Shelby County Boss E. H. Crump and Tennessee’s senior United States Senator Kenneth D. McKellar, the two…

Monday, April 30, 2012 Focus

Monday, April 30, 2012 Focus

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Meeting Nikki Giovanni

Meeting Nikki Giovanni

By Sarah Baker As a literature teacher, there is no bigger thrill than meeting an author whose work you have taught.  I have been teaching Nikki Giovanni’s poetry for 14…