The Money-Bullies Are After Martin Daniel

The Money-Bullies Are After Martin Daniel

By Steve Hunley Knoxville has a particular wealthy elite political class that has appeared with alarming frequency during the last several election cycles.  The Haslam family and its faithful retainers have recently had a habit of contributing money for their favorite candidates.  One such candidate was Board of Education member Tracie Sanger who received about […]

The Chalk Board for July 25

The Chalk Board for July 25

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com Knoxville’s Summer Interns Create Mosaic in Honor of Zaevion Dobson High school and college students participating in the City of Knoxville’s Summer in the City internship program have created a mosaic in honor of Zaevion Dobson, the 15-year-old Fulton High School student who was tragically killed in December 2015. The 26 […]

The 1936 Campaign For Governor

The 1936 Campaign For Governor

By Ray Hill Hill McAlister had finally achieved his dream of serving as governor of Tennessee after two hard fought failed campaigns.  The descendant of two governors, McAlister had run a strong race against incumbent Austin Peay when the latter was seeking a third two-year term in 1926.  Peay had died suddenly in 1927 and […]

Karns All-Stars take third place in state

Karns All-Stars take third place in state

By Steve Williams A few of the Karns players could be seen being consoled by a parent after their season ended one win short of the State Little League tournament finals Wednesday night at Karns. Such scenes are quick reminders that these are just 11-year-old boys. Six years or so ago, they were just beginning […]

Head Start, Pilot fuel cards, and TIFs on Commission agenda

By Mike Steely An agenda of some 54 items was passed on to their regular meeting tomorrow night when the Knox County Commission met in work session last week, including a resolution to extend a 20-year lease of a former school for use as a Head Start program. Commissioner Mike Brown, who represents the area […]

Knox County’s first Zika case recorded in traveler

Still no mosquito-borne transmission in continental U.S.   Knoxville, Tenn. – The Knox County Health Department (KCHD) received laboratory confirmation today from the Tennessee Department of Health of Knox County’s first Zika virus case. The individual recently returned to the U.S. from an area overseas with active mosquito-borne transmission of Zika. The individual is expected […]

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