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

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

By Ray Hill By 1946 Estes Kefauver had been in Congress for seven years and was contemplating a race against Tennessee’s most powerful political figure, United States Senator Kenneth D. McKellar.  Although little known outside his own Congressional district, Kefauver was relatively young and energetic while Senator McKellar was seventy-seven years old and slowing down.  […]

Perfect Storm, perfect timing: President of AMS visits Knoxville Chapter

Perfect Storm, perfect timing: President of AMS visits Knoxville Chapter

By Dan Andrews andrewsd@knoxfocus.com Braving the iced roads and snarled traffic from Atlanta, the President of the American Meteorological Society travelled to Knoxville Thursday to speak with members of the local chapter of the American Meteorological Society Smoky Mountain Chapter at the Four Points Sheraton in Knoxville. For the chapter, the timing could not have […]

Lady Hawks notch comeback win over West

Lady Hawks notch comeback win over West

By Ken Lay The recent snow hampered practice plans for Hardin Valley Academy’s girls basketball team — and the lack of gym time was evident early in Friday night’s game against West High School. The Lady Hawks would eventually celebrate Senior Night with a 75-59 District 4-AAA victory over the Lady Rebels but HVA had […]

SunTrust presents Knox County with rebate check

This morning, SunTrust Bank presented Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett with a $446,343 E-commerce card rebate check. Knox County earned the nearly half-million-dollar rebate from the use of its E-commerce cards during the 2013 calendar year. This amount surpassed 2012’s rebate by more than $128,000, a 40 percent increase. “I appreciate the work of Knox […]

It's almost time for Waynestock 4

The fourth Waynestock: For the Love of Drew festival brings together Knoxville music community for a three-night on January 30, 31 and February 1, at Relix Variety Theatre in Knoxville’s Happy Holler neighborhood.   Admission to Waynestock is $5 per night with all proceeds going to the E.M. Jellinek Center, a non-profit organization that provides […]

Focus for January 27, 2014

Focus for January 27, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus. Huge Turnout for Alvin Frye By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfoucs.com It’s a surprise! That’s what the secret invitation successfully noted, bringing the Fountain City neighborhood together Friday night to salute and celebrate Alvin Frye on his 90th birthday. Frye is the well known operator of the Exxon Station at […]

Associated Therapeutics: Focused on wellness

Associated Therapeutics: Focused on wellness

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com Associated Therapeutics, Inc. has served the Knoxville community for nearly 30 years. The practice was founded by Andrew Smith, M.S., P.T. and Thomas Kelly, P.T. in 1985 and has grown to become one of East Tennessee’s most trusted names in rehabilitation services. In the early 1980s, Smith and Kelly both were […]

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

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

By Ray Hill Estes Kefauver had started out his political life allied to the ruling faction in Tennessee politics; that of senior Senator Kenneth D. McKellar and E. H. Crump, leader of the Shelby County political machine.  With his election to Congress in 1939, Kefauver began to drift away from his political moorings.  When the […]

Shafer Insurance: continually growing, continually giving back

Shafer Insurance: continually growing, continually giving back

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com For over 50 years, Shafer Insurance Agency has provided East Tennessee with comprehensive, affordable, customized insurance coverage. Bo Shafer joined his own father and agency founder, Alex Shafer, in the business in 1963 after his discharge from the U.S. Army. Bo’s son, Andy Shafer, continued the family tradition in 1995 after […]