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The Congressman From Crazy Town: Marion Zioncheck of Washington

The Congressman From Crazy Town: Marion Zioncheck of Washington

By Ray Hill Polls continue to show few people have much respect for Congress and its members, but when Marion Zioncheck was first elected in 1932, most Americans had both…

April named Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April named Parkinson’s Awareness Month

By Dan Andrews On Monday, the two worlds of politics and Parkinson’s combined. Local activist Alan Zimmerman received a proclamation on behalf of Parkinson’s organizations from the Knox County Commission…

Bulldogs cash in on Oak Ridge mistakes

Bulldogs cash in on Oak Ridge mistakes

By Ken Lay Bearden High School baseball coach relishes his team’s chance to play on Farragut’s Throwback day. “It’s always fun to play in this game,” Rice said after his…

Fake lake over real creek broken

Fake lake over real creek broken

Pull up a chair…you will need one   By Dan Andrews   The lake at World’s Fair Park is broken. On Tuesday, the head of the Public Building Authority, Mr. Dale…

Legal and Public Notices for April 20, 2015

75 FORECLOSURES     SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE     Sale at public auction will be on May 4, 2015 on or about 11:00AM local time, at the North door, Knox…

Publisher’s Position: When Right prevails

By Steve Hunley School Board members deserve credit for approving Gibbs Middle   There’s an old adage many of us learned from our grandparents: “It’s never too late to do…

The Irrepressible “Happy” Chandler: A. B. Chandler of Kentucky IV

The Irrepressible “Happy” Chandler: A. B. Chandler of Kentucky IV

By Ray Hill   Albert Benjamin Chandler had once again defeated the state machine and won election to the governorship by a record majority twenty years after having first been…

Idea by dad sparked GCA’s Elwood to state discus title and more

Idea by dad sparked GCA’s Elwood to state discus title and more

By Steve Williams A suggestion by his dad led to Rhett Elwood throwing the discus when he was in the 8th grade three years ago. The idea eventually blossomed into…

Knoxville Focus for April 20, 2015

Knoxville Focus for April 20, 2015

School Board Debates, Approves FY16 Budget By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com Last Monday, the Board of Education considered Dr. McIntyre’s proposed General Operating Fund ($441.5M), Capital Fund ($19.15M for next year),…

An Instaway to Promote Knoxville

By Dan Andrews While “Visit Knoxville” may have been out of the spotlight lately, the old saying “out of sight… out of mind,” does not apply here.  The organization continues…