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Horace Maynard

Horace Maynard

By Ray Hill There are quite a few things named for Horace Maynard in our community, not the least of which is Maynardville.  Yet, few people seem to recall Horace…

Templeton is a champion and team leader

Templeton is a champion and team leader

Hardin Valley sweeps KIL cross country titles By Steve Williams After breezing to victory in the annual Knoxville Interscholastic League cross country meet and taking a few seconds to catch…

Chapman Revercomb of West Virginia

Chapman Revercomb of West Virginia

  By Ray Hill West Virginia was once one of the more reliably Republican states in the country.  Following the Great Depression and the rise of the machine headed by…

Volunteer spirit at its finest

Volunteer spirit at its finest

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com “One of the pillars of our ‘Vol for Life’ program is the goal of becoming champions in the community as well as in the classroom and…

Theodore Francis Green of Rhode Island

Theodore Francis Green of Rhode Island

By Ray Hill Before Strom Thurmond, Theodore Francis Green was well known for some years as being the oldest member of the United States Senate. First elected when he was…

Knoxville Focus for August 5, 2013

Knoxville Focus for August 5, 2013

Click here to view this week’s Focus online.   First Pacemaker sets the pace at Tennova North By Ralphine Major “It was uneventful and unprecedented and implies that we are…

Focus Poll for August 5

Focus Poll for August 5

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KAAR donates over 200 backpacks to area youth

KAAR donates over 200 backpacks to area youth

By Tasha Mahurin tasha@knoxfocus.com “This is the third year we have been invited to join Youth Villages in this effort, and we appreciate the opportunity to support them as well…

A Tale of Tennessee and the FBI: Senator K. D. McKellar and J. Edgar Hoover

A Tale of Tennessee and the FBI:  Senator K. D. McKellar and J. Edgar Hoover

By Ray Hill Francis Biddle, was Attorney General of the United States under President Franklin D. Roosevelt and noted Tennessee’s Senator Kenneth D. McKellar could be “obstinate” and “vindictive”, but…

ORNL FCU holds first cash mob at Knoxville Soap, Candle & Gifts

ORNL FCU holds first cash mob at Knoxville Soap, Candle & Gifts

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com According to Knoxville Soap, Candle & Gifts store owner Jodi Bowlin it was “Christmas in July” last week as dozens flocked to the Fountain City gift…