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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…

Powell gives reins to offensive-minded Ellison

Powell gives reins to offensive-minded Ellison

By Steve Williams For years, Rodney Ellison has been close to football one way or another. The 11 years between graduating from Campbell County High School in 1996 and Tusculum…

Legal and Public Notices for January 5, 2015

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Vivian J. Calloway Docket Number 75771-2 Notice is hereby given that on the 19th day of December, 2014, letters testamentary in respect of the Estate…

Knoxville Focus for January 5, 2015

Knoxville Focus for January 5, 2015

Sign Task Force to meet again By Mike Steely After almost three years of revisions and debate in public meetings, Knoxville’s voluminous Sign Ordinance proposal seems to be no closer…

Publisher’s Position: Council Should Expand Ban On Panhandling

Publisher’s Position: Council Should Expand Ban On Panhandling

By Steve Hunley The Knoxville City Council will consider expanding the current ban on panhandling. Currently the law prohibits panhandling that is considered overly aggressive. While that is somewhat vague,…