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

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

By Ray Hill Estes Kefauver had been in the United States Senate for twelve years in 1960.  He had quickly risen to national prominence, making two serious bids for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1952 and 1956.  Kefauver had crushed a determined opposition to his 1954 reelection to the Senate from an ambitious Congressman who […]

Our Neighborhoods: Farragut

Our Neighborhoods: Farragut

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com It’s the little town with a lot of muscle, the western end of Knox County that has lured newcomers and professionals alike, the shopping and commercial heart of suburbia, and the little engine that could. Farragut did not exist as an incorporated municipality until 1980. It avoided the sweeping annexation of […]

Team Grider…gets results!

Last month I was at the Corryton Senior Center and I noticed that the flags were really tattered. So I called the Chief Communications Public Information and Media Liaison Coordinator Michael Grider. He stated he would take care of the situation. Tonight I had to go out to the Corryton Senior Center and when I […]

An interesting endorsement!

Here is an unusual situation. Imagine getting the public endorsement of a beloved sports figure in Knoxville.  Then  that beloved sports figure stabs Knoxville in the back. Oh did I mention that the person in question lied, cheated, and created a host of NCAA violations… http://content.usatoday.com/communities/campusrivalry/post/2011/08/ncaa-gives-ex-tennessee-coach-bruce-pearl-/1#.Uz1iCvldWe8  So…  click right here http://rowcliffeforschools.weebly.com/wheres-sandra-been-and-what-are-people-saying.html and shockingly we have Sandra Rowcliffe highlighting an […]

UT-State Department Program to Host Olympian Michelle Kwan

Young female athletes from around the globe and Michelle Kwan—five-time world figure skating champion, two-time Olympic medalist and senior adviser at the U.S. Department of State—will visit the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, during the next few weeks.   The Empowering Women and Girls Through Sports initiative is part of the U.S. Department of State’s sports […]

Ijams River Rescue this weekend

  2014 will mark the 25th anniversary of the annual river and creek clean up that takes place at over 50 sites all over Knoxville and surrounding areas. Last year over 1,000 volunteers come out and clean tons of trash from more than 50 miles of our local waterways. This event is truly a community effort and […]

Pellissippi State to host forum featuring mayors

  Pellissippi State Community College hosts a forum that features an interview and Q&A with Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero on Thursday, April 10.   The mayoral forum, “How Local Politics Impacts Business and You,” begins at 6 p.m. in the Clayton Performing Arts Center at the college’s Hardin Valley […]

Yes, Mayor Rogero Really Did Write That!

Exclusive! Earlier today at the University of Tennessee Social Media Week, Mayor Rogero mentioned how she recently emailed her hard working, community dedicated, chief public information officer, Jesse Mayshark. The email was sent late on a Friday night. Within minutes, the dedicated public worker immediately addressed the issue! So the Mayor responded “Get a Life.” […]