I hate DST!

By Rosie Moore No- not DDT, the bug killer, but DST, the time killer. Why do the “powers that be” have to mess with our time? Now I’ve read that they want to instigate DST all year. Oh, no! Way back in 1895 Mr. George Vernon Hudson, lay in his bed one night and devised a […]

A simpler landscaping way

By Joe Rector I don’t want to jinx anything, but it does looks as if spring might make an appearance on time. Most of us are weary from all the snow and frigid temperatures that have assaulted us this winter. So, with a few days of warm weather, we’re ready to arise from our hibernation […]

Focus for Monday, March 24

Focus for Monday, March 24

Please click here to view this week’s Focus online. Charles Busler running for 7th District County Commission Seat By David Klein Charles Busler, Knox County Commission Candidate for District 7, has been living in the 7th District for 41 years and has three generations of family that live in the area. He retired from working […]

Sally Absher Running for 4th District School Board Seat

Sally Absher Running for 4th District School Board Seat

By Ken Lay Sally Absher is hoping to make some positive changes in the Knox County School System. She is running for the Knox County Board of Education’s District 4 seat; and her platform is simple: “I think we need more local control of our schools and I think we need to let educators make […]

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

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

By Ray Hill Senator Estes Kefauver had demolished his opposition inside the 1954 Democratic primary and he had been reelected to a second term that fall easily. Almost immediately following his reelection, Senator Kefauver began considering another run for the presidential nomination of his party in 1956. Dwight D. Eisenhower was quite likely the single […]

Rebels build, Cherokees sweep and Irishmen split in Florida

Rebels build, Cherokees sweep and Irishmen split in Florida

By Steve Williams There’s more to spring break baseball trips than runs, hits and errors. “It’s a good team-building opportunity,” said Buzz McNish, West High head coach, before sending his Rebels out to play last Thursday afternoon against Shorecrest Prep School, one of the local teams in St. Petersburg, Fla., where West spent its spring […]

Our Neighborhoods: KNOX COUNTY, A community of neighborhoods

Our Neighborhoods: KNOX COUNTY, A community of neighborhoods

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Our county is the third most populated county in Tennessee, with about 441,311 people living here in our 526 square miles. The City of Knoxville has about 183,200 residents within its 98 square miles. The Town of Farragut has 20,678 people. In 2013, Knoxville was among the top 10 fastest growing […]

Knoxville Zoo hosts Star Wars Character Day This Saturday

  Meet your favorite “Star Wars” characters without making a trip to a galaxy far, far away.  This Saturday, March 22nd, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., Knoxville Zoo will bring the big screen to life with help from the MidSouth Garrison of the 501st Legion, the preferred costuming organization of Lucasfilm Ltd., producer of […]

League of Women Voters to Hold BoE Candidate Forums

The League of Women Voters of Knoxville/Knox County (LWVKKC) has partnered with the Knox County Teachers Association (KCTA) to develop a voter guide for all 13 School Board candidates and to hold two moderated candidate forums in order to inform voters about their choices for the Knox County Board of Education in the May 6 […]