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More Than 75% Say They Would Not Vote for Hammond By Focus Staff For those who don’t think there would be political repercussions from the proposed tax increases sought by school Superintendent James McIntyre, the results of this week’s Focus poll indicates otherwise. More than 500 Knox County voters were asked the question, “Knox County […]
Last Tuesday, President Barack Obama honored Patricia “Pat” Summitt, former head coach and current head coach emeritus of the University of Tennessee’s women’s basketball team, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national […]
By Ray Hill Kenneth McKellar was forty-two years old when first elected to the House of Representatives in a 1911 special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Congressman George Washington Gordon. His rise to political prominence had come despite the fact he was not a native of Memphis or Tennessee, having […]
By Steve Williams The satisfaction of working for something special and accomplishing it – a state championship – isn’t going away anytime soon, if ever, for members of Gibbs High School’s 2012 softball team. “We’re still on cloud nine,” said head coach Carol Mitchell Wednesday. “It feels great.” When the Lady Eagles turned in their […]
Registration for the Komen Knoxville Race for the Cure began June 1. The 16th annual event will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at World’s Fair Park in downtown Knoxville. Last year, more than 13,000 area residents participated (pictured left) as runners, walkers and volunteers. The event raised more than $845,000, which supported research, […]
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By Focus Staff The Knoxville Focus polled just over 500 voters two months ago and asked the same question in this week’s poll: “Knox County schools Superintendent James McIntyre has requested $35 million in new revenue for the school system. This would require an additional 35 cents or 14.83% increase in property taxes. Do you […]
Over 60 Keller Williams’ real estate agents participated in Red Day, a nationwide day of community service sponsored by Keller Williams International, on May 10. Each year, Keller Williams Realty offices across the county are asked to select a project where agents can give back to the communities that support their careers in real estate. […]
By Ray Hill It will soon be one hundred years since the people of Tennessee elected their first United States Senator by popular vote in 1916. Prior to that time, senators had been elected by state legislatures. The framers of the U. S. Constitution had never intended that members of the United States Senate […]