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Jacob Whitesides to play the Bijou

Jacob Whitesides to play the Bijou

By Dan Andrews andrewsd@knoxfocus.com “Professional and genuine.” I continue to write those words repeatedly when describing Knoxville’s own Jacob Whitesides. Three years ago, I drove out to Nashville to cover…

Knoxville Focus for February 9, 2015

Knoxville Focus for February 9, 2015

  Sidewalks, Apartments and a Speedy Agenda By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The next Knoxville mayor will get a $12,500 pay raise, the Rogers Group, Inc. will get a contract of…

Publisher’s Position: Why McIntyre?

Publisher’s Position: Why McIntyre?

By Steve Hunley Senator Lamar Alexander has held just about every place of distinction a person could be honored with in a lifetime; at one time or another he has…

Board of Education Debates Policies, Surveys, CLASS Complaint

Board of Education Debates Policies, Surveys, CLASS Complaint

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com The early February Board of Education meetings last week got off to a rough start. Veteran BOE member Karen Carson was clearly irritated that newcomer Amber…

Governor Buford Ellington

Governor Buford Ellington

By Ray Hill   Buford Ellington is perhaps best remembered today for being one of Tennessee’s “leap-frog” governors, alternating terms with Frank Clement.  For almost twenty years, Clement and Ellington…

Northwest Rangers repeat, earn best-ever consideration

Northwest Rangers repeat, earn best-ever consideration

By Steve Williams A gracious Chuck Comer tipped his hat to the Northwest Middle School boys basketball team Thursday night. Comer, in his 16th season as coach at West Valley,…

Publisher’s Position: Using Your Tax Dollars To Tax You More

Publisher’s Position: Using Your Tax Dollars To Tax You More

By Steve Hunley President Ronald Reagan used to joke one of the funniest lines he’d heard was, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”  All too often that…

Legal and Public Notices for February 2, 2015

75 FORECLOSURES NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEEÕS SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated July 30, 2009, executed…

Knoxville Focus for February 2, 2105

Knoxville Focus for February 2, 2105

Leadership of KCEA challenged By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com A contest for leadership of the Knox County Education Association (KCEA) is underway that could see a more proactive leadership and new…

Commission moves meeting times

Commission moves meeting times

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com In what was expected to be a close vote, the Knox County Commission voted 8-2 to change its meeting times  from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.…