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A True Tennessee Statesman: Senator Howard Baker

A True Tennessee Statesman:  Senator Howard Baker

Publisher’s Note – I have asked our resident historian, Mr. Ray Hill, to write a special column noting the passing of Senator Howard Baker. Mr. Hill has been working on…

Our Neighborhoods: Washington Pike

Our Neighborhoods:  Washington Pike

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Two routes are main arteries to the North Knox County region: one a main highway and one a local byway with a connection to history. One…

Edward Hull Crump: The Boss, Part IV

Edward Hull Crump: The Boss, Part IV

By Ray Hill Edward Hull Crump, in partnership with U. S. Senator Kenneth McKellar, began his domination of Tennessee politics in 1932.  Crump was then a member of Congress, although…

Duncan re-kindles his passion for hoops in summer

Duncan re-kindles his passion for hoops in summer

By Ken Lay The Pilot Rocky Top Basketball League provides Zane Duncan the chance to pursue one of his many athletic passions for three weeks during the summer. “Basketball is…

Mershon was a talented Lady Eagle at Berean and Gibbs

Mershon was a talented Lady Eagle at Berean and Gibbs

  By Steve Williams Berean Christian School’s Anna Mershon, taking advantage of the TSSAA’s co-op program, experienced a state softball championship as a sophomore two years ago and almost got…

Legal and Public Notices for July 23, 2014

  WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated November 3, 2009, executed by JOHN CISNEROS AND NORMA MIREYA…

Knoxville Focus for June 23, 2014

Knoxville Focus for June 23, 2014

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Veterans reunite on anniversary of Korean invasion

Veterans reunite on anniversary of Korean invasion

Korean War military veterans of East Tennessee will hold their annual reunion luncheon Wednesday, June 25th at noon at the Golden Corral restaurant at 6612 Clinton Highway, in the Crowne…

Edward Hull Crump: The Boss, Part III

Edward Hull Crump: The Boss, Part III

By Ray Hill Henry Horton had won reelection as governor in 1930, but within days the landscape of Tennessee politics was forever altered.  Both Horton and his closest political adviser…

Rollins takes unselfish path to success at South-Doyle

Rollins takes unselfish path to success at South-Doyle

By Steve Williams Brody Rollins has been a three-sport athlete at South-Doyle throughout his high school career, but with just one year to go and having a goal of earning…