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Knoxville Focus for April 21, 2014

Knoxville Focus for April 21, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus online. Knox County School Board asks for even more By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Promoting their budget request as a 2.5% pay increase for…

Publisher’s Position: Ed Brantley Best for County Commission

Publisher’s Position: Ed Brantley Best for County Commission

By Steve Hunley Knox Countians have a big responsibility in picking two county-wide Commissioners At Large in the current primary election.  Bob Thomas, who is running for Seat 10, has…

Austin-East focuses on the arts and music

Austin-East focuses on the arts and music

By Ken Lay Austin-East Magnet High School is changing its brand. It will still remain one of Knox County’s magnet schools but its emphasis will now be on the arts,…

‘The Terror of Tennessee’ Parson Brownlow

‘The Terror of Tennessee’ Parson Brownlow

By Ray Hill William Gannaway Brownlow was one of the most controversial figures in Tennessee history. “Parson” Brownlow was highly controversial during his own time and few figures ever relished…

Stinson now showcasing speed on the track

Stinson now showcasing speed on the track

By Steve Williams Just like Jajuan Stinson when he’s competing in the 100-meter dash, this year’s Knoxville Interscholastic League Track and Field Meet is fast approaching. The annual Knox County…

Our Neighborhoods: John Sevier Highway

Our Neighborhoods: John Sevier Highway

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Every week now for several weeks The Focus has been looking at Our Neighborhoods around Knox County. Each neighborhood or community is special and unique, with…

Knoxville Christian baseballers are well on their way

Knoxville Christian baseballers are well on their way

By Steve Williams Knoxville Christian School baseball is just in its second season, but the Knights have been holding their own in games against local teams with established programs. After…

The Greatest Campaigner of Them All: Senator Estes Kefauver, Part Nine

The Greatest Campaigner of Them All: Senator Estes Kefauver, Part Nine

By Ray Hill Tennessee’s Estes Kefauver had won more primaries and votes than any other contender for the 1952 Democratic presidential nomination, yet he journeyed to Chicago uncertain of the…

Lady Hawks notch comeback win over West

Lady Hawks notch comeback win over West

By Ken Lay The recent snow hampered practice plans for Hardin Valley Academy’s girls basketball team — and the lack of gym time was evident early in Friday night’s game…

The Greatest Campaigner of Them All: Senator Estes Kefauver, Part Three

The Greatest Campaigner of Them All: Senator Estes Kefauver, Part Three

By Ray Hill Estes Kefauver had started out his political life allied to the ruling faction in Tennessee politics; that of senior Senator Kenneth D. McKellar and E. H. Crump,…

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