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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…

Northwest Rangers repeat, earn best-ever consideration

Northwest Rangers repeat, earn best-ever consideration

By Steve Williams A gracious Chuck Comer tipped his hat to the Northwest Middle School boys basketball team Thursday night. Comer, in his 16th season as coach at West Valley,…

Publisher’s Position: Using Your Tax Dollars To Tax You More

Publisher’s Position: Using Your Tax Dollars To Tax You More

By Steve Hunley President Ronald Reagan used to joke one of the funniest lines he’d heard was, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”  All too often that…

A Tale of Three Buildings

A Tale of Three Buildings

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Here and there around Knox County are several noted buildings that many people pass without knowing the story behind the structures. There are lots of early…

Springer, West baseball pitcher, named NABF preseason All-American

Springer, West baseball pitcher, named NABF preseason All-American

By Steve Williams Sam Springer had a baseball summer to remember in 2014. The National Amateur Baseball Federation recognized it too by naming the West pitcher to its 2015 high…

Knoxville Focus for December 15, 2014

Knoxville Focus for December 15, 2014

Police Review Meeting Draws A Crowd By Focus Staff The Police Advisory and Review Committee, the city mayor and the city police department were praised and criticized last Monday evening…

Voting Rights Act of 1964 remembered

Voting Rights Act of 1964 remembered

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com An event Thursday evening at the Beck Cultural Exchange Center topped off 2014’s Knoxville’s Civil Rights series that began last February. 2014 marks 50 years since…