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The Knoxville Focus: Monday, July 2, 2012

The Knoxville Focus: Monday, July 2, 2012

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Knox County Voters Disagree With High Court Ruling

Knox County Voters Disagree With High Court Ruling

By Focus Staff Knox County voters disapprove of the United States Supreme Court ruling upholding “Obamacare” by a 63-37% margin.  Voters were asked the question, “The Supreme Court ruled today…

City ready for Old Fashioned Fourth

City ready for Old Fashioned Fourth

Fireworks, a Patriotic Bike Parade and a dramatic presentation from some daring individuals will be among the highlights of an old-fashioned celebration at the City of Knoxville’s Festival on the…

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 6

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 6

  By Ray Hill Tennessee’s senior United States Senator, John Knight Shields, proved to be less than thrilled with President Woodrow Wilson’s cherished idea of America participating in the League…

East Tennessee’s Best Friend in Washington

East Tennessee’s Best Friend in Washington

By Ralphine Major It all started with a flag. I wrote to our Congressman and asked him to bring a flag to our church during the summer of ‘73. The…

Cross country turns out to be Templeton’s sport

Cross country turns out to be Templeton’s sport

By Steve Williams For someone who didn’t start running cross country until his sophomore year in high school, Will Templeton sure covered a lot of ground in a hurry. Since…

The Knoxville Focus: Monday, June 25, 2012

The Knoxville Focus: Monday, June 25, 2012

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Voters Don’t Favor Tax Dollars For Chamber

Voters Don’t Favor Tax Dollars For Chamber

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll posed the question, “In your opinion, should the privately owned Knoxville Chamber of Commerce be subsidized with local public tax dollars?” 78%…

16 honored on Hall of Fame

16 honored on Hall of Fame

By Sarah Baker The Knoxville East High School Alumni Association (KEHSAA) celebrated their alma mater’s 60th anniversary on June 16 at the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.  Besides being a…

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 5

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 5

  By Ray Hill When K. D. McKellar first entered the United States Senate on March 4, 1917, he was forty-eight years old.  One long-time Senate employee recalled McKellar was…