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Our Neighborhoods: MASCOT

Our Neighborhoods: MASCOT

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com It may be the most unique neighborhood in Knox County. Isolated in the eastern corner, separated by distance and the river, Mascot is also separated by…

The Stolen Election of 1894: Governor Peter Turney vs. H. Clay Evans

The Stolen Election of 1894: Governor Peter Turney vs. H. Clay Evans

By Ray Hill Election fraud is nothing new to politics, nor to Tennessee politics, for that matter.  In some states, it was a staple of the election cycle. Charges of…

Baker puts team ahead of herself in girls state track

Baker puts team ahead of herself in girls state track

By Steve Williams Track and field is often thought of as an “individual” sport, but it has “team” players, too. Like Camille Baker of Catholic High. Baker started off Spring…

Publisher’s Position: Backward Budgeting

Publisher’s Position: Backward Budgeting

By Steve Hunley The hallmark of Superintendent of Schools Jim McIntyre’s administration seems to be grand and glorious phraseology along with regular requests to jack up taxes. The superintendent is…

PUBLIC NOTICE: Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization – Executive Board Meeting, May 28, 2014.

  The Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) Executive Board will meet on Wednesday, May 28, at 9 a.m. in the Small Assembly Room of the City/County Building, 400 Main…

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMNATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS

Sterling South dba Oakmont Education admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at…

Knoxville Focus for Monday, May 19, 2014

Knoxville Focus for Monday, May 19, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus online. Haslam signs ‘Tennessee Promise’ into law Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam held a ceremonial bill signing at Fulton High School last week for…

Exchange students prepare to return home

Exchange students prepare to return home

By David Klein Hosting an international student can be a very rewarding experience, both for the students and the host families. Often, friendships are made for life and students and…

CAK 8th grader in running for TSSAA state honors

CAK 8th grader in running for TSSAA state honors

By Steve Williams Rebecca Story is not yet in high school, but she could be a high school state champion before the end of this week. Story is an 8th…

Governor Thomas C. Rye

Governor Thomas C. Rye

By Ray Hill Just after the turn of the century, Tennessee’s Democratic Party became almost hopelessly fractured.  The candidacies of two men helped to heal the deep divisions inside the…