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County Budget Battle Ends; Mayor Burchett Victorious

County Budget Battle Ends; Mayor Burchett Victorious

By Focus Staff The long debate over Superintendent James McIntyre’s request for 35 million new dollars, requiring a 35-cent increase in the property tax, expired at the recent meeting of…

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 3

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 3

  By Ray Hill Even as a freshman Congressman, Kenneth McKellar had demonstrated an ability to bring improvements and projects to his district, a talent that would serve him and…

Five Questions with Overtone

Five Questions with Overtone

1. Your band Overtone has been on “Ellen,” toured with Corrine Bailey Rae, opened twice for One Republic, is currently playing on Satellite radio and now is on a major…

A super year for CAK athletics

A super year for CAK athletics

By Steve Williams If an award were given to the Knox County high school which had the most success in TSSAA Division I competition in 2011-12, it would be hard…

Monday, June 4 Focus

Monday, June 4 Focus

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Poll Shows Political Repercussions

Poll Shows Political Repercussions

More Than 75% Say They Would Not Vote for Hammond By Focus Staff For those who don’t think there would be political repercussions from the proposed tax increases sought by…

President Obama honors Summitt

President Obama honors Summitt

Last Tuesday, President Barack Obama honored Patricia “Pat” Summitt, former head coach and current head coach emeritus of the University of Tennessee’s women’s basketball team, with the Presidential Medal of…

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar Chapter 2

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar Chapter 2

By Ray Hill Kenneth McKellar was forty-two years old when first elected to the House of Representatives in a 1911 special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death…

Gibbs’ state softball championship is very satisfying

Gibbs’ state softball championship is very satisfying

By Steve Williams The satisfaction of working for something special and accomplishing it – a state championship – isn’t going away anytime soon, if ever, for members of Gibbs High…

Susan G. Komen Knoxville Race for the Cure registration open

Susan G. Komen Knoxville Race for the Cure registration open

Registration for the Komen Knoxville Race for the Cure began June 1. The 16th annual event will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at World’s Fair Park in downtown…