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Knoxville Focus for March 2, 2015

Knoxville Focus for March 2, 2015

Winter Storm Continues By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Snow and ice continued to be a hazard in Knox County last week as one snow followed another and the schools remained closed.…

Something for everyone at Neighborhood Conference

Something for everyone at Neighborhood Conference

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com More than 80 information booths, 32 workshops, door prizes, and all for free — sounds like a large event, doesn’t it? It certainly is and…

Checking on the elderly

Checking on the elderly

By Dan Andrews and Mike Steely Late one afternoon last week, the E-911 Center received a call from an elderly female asking for food. Dispatchers notified Knoxville Police Department Officers…

Governor Malcolm Rice Patterson

Governor Malcolm Rice Patterson

By Ray Hill Before the age of television, blue shirts and blow-dried hair, Tennessee had some of the most colorful political figures anywhere. Amongst those was Malcolm Rice Patterson, a…

Carter slows it down to eliminate Warriors

Carter slows it down to eliminate Warriors

By Ken Lay The only thing that stooped the Carter High School boys basketball team Friday night was the Carter High School basketball team. The Hornets, who scored 100 or…

Sign him up… but hurry

Sign him up…  but hurry

By Steve Williams It was the right kind of snow for making a snowman. Make that a big snowman. A Big Orange snowman. Jason Welch found out last Wednesday night’s…

Knoxville Focus for February 23, 2015

Knoxville Focus for February 23, 2015

Arctic Blast: Businesses, Government, Schools affected by winter weather By Mike Steely steelym@Knoxfocus.com By far the biggest news story last week was the freezing weather. It touched everyone and was harsher…

Granddaddy looking forward to ‘hanging out’ with Kahlil McKenzie

Granddaddy looking forward to ‘hanging out’ with Kahlil McKenzie

By Steve Williams Thousands of University of Tennessee football fans are happy that Kahlil McKenzie signed with the Volunteers, but “Granddaddy” is probably the happiest. Sam McKenzie Jr. is Kahlil’s…

More Knox County Curiosities

More Knox County Curiosities

By Mike Steely Steelym@knoxfocus.com Here and there around our county are places where you’ll find curious things, places and some things that simply are interesting and odd. You can travel…

Governor Hill McAlister

Governor Hill McAlister

By Ray Hill   Hill McAlister very much wanted to be governor of Tennessee and made repeated efforts before finally achieving his goal.  Once in office, McAlister found it bit…

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