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Knoxville Focus for July 6, 2015

Knoxville Focus for July 6, 2015

Board of Education Passes Budget Mayor Burchett’s Budget Includes New Middle Schools for Gibbs and Hardin Valley Communities, Payraises For County Employees, No Tax Increase! By Focus Staff The Knox County…

Parents Rally for Non-Renewed Teachers

Parents Rally for  Non-Renewed Teachers

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com More than 50 parents, students, and teachers braved threats of thunderstorms to attend a rally outside the City County building prior to last Wednesday’s Board of…

Lenior City is Booming

Lenior City is Booming

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com If you think Lenoir City as just a suburb of Knoxville you are underrating out neighbor community. Like Alcoa, Maryville and Seymour, Lenior City supplies workers…

Congressman Robert A. “Fats” Everett

Congressman Robert A. “Fats” Everett

By Ray Hill   Long forgotten by most, the late Congressman Robert Ashton “Fats” Everett was one of the more colorful from the political pages of Tennessee’s history.  Everett was…

Fountain City native mentors Dobbs during internship

Fountain City native mentors Dobbs during internship

  By Steve Williams Butch Jones may be Joshua Dobbs’ head football coach, but Fountain City native David Fisher was his mentor this past May. The University of Tennessee quarterback…

‘Really Smart’ Campus Lights wins hoop title

‘Really Smart’ Campus Lights wins hoop title

  By Ken Lay Brent Watts said that he’d have a new favorite college football team when the 2015-16 season tips off in November. “I have a new favorite college…

Knoxville Focus for June 29, 2015

Commission refuses to ‘cure’ Broad contract By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com By a 9-1 vote the Knox County Commission refused to “cure” Knox County School Superintendent James McIntyre’s unapproved acceptance of…

Offensive and defensive play nets Whitt accolades

Offensive and defensive play nets Whitt accolades

By Steve Williams Jordan Whitt’s athletic play at Clinton High this past school year put her in key roles on both sides of the ball – offense and defense. Whitt…

Tennessee’s First State Road

Tennessee’s First State Road

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com When TDOT Commissioner John Schroer visited Knoxville recently to officially open the new Powell Drive he spoke of Tennessee’s First State Road. Schroer and other officials…

Our Convenience Centers

Our Convenience Centers

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett’s opening of the new Karns Convenience Center Wednesday launched the second largest center in the county, with the Halls Center being…

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