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By Joe Rector Not too long ago, I read a Facebook post by Kim Morton. She was a student of mine back when I was young. She and her family are leaving the house her mother called home for 40 years. I’ll steal just a few words from her post to let you get a […]

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By Dr. Jim Ferguson By the time you read this the die will be cast. Tennesseans in record numbers had a chance to voice their opinion in perhaps the most important election in decades. It’s not over on the Republican side, but it’s just a formality for the Democrat’s choice of standard bearer. Actually, Bernie […]

Will Peyton Keep Playing?

By Alex Norman   Let’s put aside the allegations of HGH use by Al Jazeera. Let’s forget about the disputed details of an incident from 1996 in the Tennessee training room. Let’s just talk about football, and whether or not Peyton Manning will be on an NFL roster this fall. Yes, an article about the […]

Tennessee among several schools to offer former Carter standout

By Steve Williams I put in a phone call to the University of Tennessee men’s basketball office shortly after Rick Barnes was named the Vols’ new head coach last year and left him a message about Jordan Bowden, who had just finished an outstanding high school career on the hardwood at Carter. My message was […]

Legal and Public Notices for March 7, 2016

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated August 25, 2005, executed by WILLIAM EDWARD HOOPER, JANELLE TURNER, conveying certain real property therein described to EMMETT JAMES HOUSE OR BILL R. MCLAUGHLIN, as Trustee, as same appears of […]

STAR 102.1’s Dancing With The Knoxville Stars Announces 2016 Lineup

Proceeds from April 9 Event Benefit Children’s Hospital For the eighth year, local celebrities are putting on their dancing shoes and teaming up with professional dance instructors from Dance Tonight, formerly Academy Ballroom, to raise money for East Tennessee’s children with a local version of the popular “Dancing with the Stars” television show. Star 102.1’s […]

The Knoxville Focus for March 7, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for March 7, 2016

Bud Armstrong routs Rowell Owen wins big in 2nd District Horn tops in 5th, heads to run off in August By Steve Hunley, Publisher Knox Countians went to the polls last week and reelected Knox County Law Director by a thumping good majority.  In the last returns available, Armstrong won 78 of 85 precincts with […]

Well… Money Can’t Buy Everything

Well… Money Can’t Buy Everything

By Steve Hunley The people of Knoxville and Knox County deserve a big pat on the back for coming out and voting last Tuesday.  If anybody doubts the power of voting, last week’s election should dispel a lot of preconceived notions; if anybody doubts the ability of the people to overcome a deluge of cash […]

Trolley service cut back for Summit Towers

Trolley service cut back for Summit Towers

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Knoxville Transit Authority is looking to start implementing changes to its trolley services this May. One of the proposed changes, dealing with service to Summit Towers, saw debate for much of KTA’s February meeting. Although the trolley route will add Saturday service and continue to serve Summit Hill Drive every […]

Charles Evans Hughes

Charles Evans Hughes

By Ray Hill Charles Evans Hughes achieved just about every high office that could come to one man save one: the presidency, and he came mighty close to achieving that as well.  Judge Learned Hand once paid tribute to both Hughes and his son, Charles Evan Hughes, Jr., saying, the elder Hughes was the greatest […]

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