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Knoxville Focus for April 13, 2015

Knoxville Focus for April 13, 2015

Tennessee River Tour Kicks Off In Knoxville By Dan Andrews andrewsd@knoxfocus.com As fire, police, and emergency service boats flanked a large environmental barge, the Mayor of Knoxville beamed with pride…

A. B. Chandler of Kentucky, Part III

A. B. Chandler of Kentucky, Part III

By Ray Hill Governor Albert B. “Happy” Chandler had badly lost his bid to defeat Senator Alben W. Barkley for the United States Senate in 1938. The death of Kentucky’s…

Junk Bee Gone is thriving

Junk Bee Gone is thriving

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Changing with the times and customer needs has been very successful for Mike Such, owner of Junk Bee Gone. In only 10 years, the Knoxville company…

Two sides of the same coin: Why Gibbs and Hardin Valley both need new middle schools

Two sides of the same coin: Why Gibbs and Hardin Valley both need new middle schools

By Steve Hunley If you build it, they will come. Those words spoken about a baseball park carved out of an Iowa cornfield have recently taken on new relevance in…

Everly Brothers Park moves ahead

Everly Brothers Park moves ahead

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com On the City Council’s agenda for their Tuesday meeting is an item authorizing  Mayor Madeline Rogero to enter into a license agreement with the state that…

New Fulton shot putter may get to celebrate another state title

New Fulton shot putter may get to celebrate another state title

By Steve Williams Jonathan Roth’s first year in the shot put event could be a golden one. The Fulton High senior, who helped lead the Falcons to a state championship…

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…

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