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A Tale of Three Buildings

A Tale of Three Buildings

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Here and there around Knox County are several noted buildings that many people pass without knowing the story behind the structures. There are lots of early…

Vols welcome newcomers to football program

Vols welcome newcomers to football program

By Alex Norman In 2014 the Tennessee Volunteers had a winning season for the first time in five years, back when Lane Kiffin was head coach.  They also picked up…

Springer, West baseball pitcher, named NABF preseason All-American

Springer, West baseball pitcher, named NABF preseason All-American

By Steve Williams Sam Springer had a baseball summer to remember in 2014. The National Amateur Baseball Federation recognized it too by naming the West pitcher to its 2015 high…

Focus Legal Notices for January 12, 2015

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Roy Coil Brooks Sr. Docket Number 75084-2 Notice is hereby given that on the 8th day of January, 2015, letters administration in respect of the…

Knoxville Focus for January 12, 2015

Knoxville Focus for January 12, 2015

President Obama Visits East Tennessee By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The quick visit to Knoxville and Clinton Friday was President Barack Obama’s first visit to Knoxville as Commander in Chief and…

The Amazing Hen House

The Amazing Hen House

By Ralphine Major It felt like I was stepping back in time as I walked inside.  In a way, I was.  I had only seen Becky once since our high…

KCS Board of Education Wants to Go to the Dance

KCS Board of Education Wants to Go to the Dance

By Sally Absher Cha-ching. That is the sound of the Knox County Schools Board of Education spending more of your tax dollars. At last Monday’s Work Meeting, Dr. McIntyre, in…

The Campaign That Never Was: The 1944 Governor’s Race in Tennessee

The Campaign That Never Was: The 1944 Governor’s Race in Tennessee

By Ray Hill Prentice Cooper had been governor of Tennessee for six years; the first man to be elected to three two-year terms since Austin Peay.  Unlike Peay, Cooper lived…

Cantrell answers call to combat human trafficking

Cantrell answers call to combat human trafficking

By Ken Lay Pam Cantrell received a call from a higher power approximately two years ago and it was a call she felt compelled to answer. So her company, Cantrell’s…

Balanced scoring nets win for Rebels

Balanced scoring nets win for Rebels

By Ken Lay West High School boys basketball coach Chris Kesler saw his young Rebels do exactly what he wanted Friday night. West boasted a balanced scoring attack and the…