POLITICAL ANALYSIS: Kane Beats Hutchison

POLITICAL ANALYSIS: Kane Beats Hutchison

By Focus Staff Redistricting gave birth to the new 89th District and the best known candidate to fill the seat was former Knox County Sheriff Tim Hutchison. Several other candidates entered the primary and yet another prospective candidate tried in vain to get on the ballot.  The Republicans were always thought to have the advantage […]

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 11

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 11

By Ray Hill Kenneth McKellar was Tennessee’s senior United States Senator and had been reelected easily in 1934 for another six-year term.  McKellar had carried with him his junior colleague Nathan L. Bachman and Governor Hill McAlister.  The alliance between McKellar and E. H. Crump, leader of the Shelby County political machine had again asserted […]

South Doyle Tribe to Run in 2012

South Doyle Tribe to Run in 2012

By Curtis Trotter When South Doyle High School football coach Clark Duncan needs to get some questions answered about his football team, he just loads up the squad on a bus and heads west on I-40. For two consecutive years, Duncan has placed his tribe of Cherokees on the turf of Tennessee Tech University in […]

Dale Carr takes District 12 House Seat

Dale Carr takes District 12 House Seat

By Tasha Mahurin Mahurint@knoxfocus.com In what is being heralded as perhaps the biggest upset during last Thursday’s primary, Sevierville Alderman and auctioneer, Dale Carr defeated longtime incumbent Richard Montgomery for the Republican House seat in District 12. “I’m running for State Representative in District 12 because I want to be your advocate in Nashville. I […]

Karns All-Stars earn third place honors and respect

Karns All-Stars earn third place honors and respect

By Steve Williams The Karns All-Stars brought home bronze medals last week from the Tournament of State champions. Representing Tennessee at Ceredo-Kenova, West Virginia in Little League baseball’s 9 and 10-year-old division, Karns also won a lot of admiration from the tournament director and the event’s board members. “They were very complimentary about the class […]

Knox County Voters Give Burchett High Marks

Knox County Voters Give Burchett High Marks

By Focus Staff Knox County voters elected Mayor Tim Burchett with 85% of the vote and looking at the results from this week’s Focus poll, the Mayor remains highly popular. Mayor Burchett was opposed to the tax increase demanded by School Superintendent James McIntyre and apparently Burchett’s position is very popular with the public. Voters […]

Knox County honors State Champs

Knox County honors State Champs

The Gibbs High School softball team was recently honored by the Knox County Commission for winning their first state title since 2000. The Lady Eagles had a 2-0 win over Goodpasture in the TSSAA Class AA finals. Pictured with Commissioner Dave Wright, members of the team who attended the ceremony included (back row, left to […]

10 Years returns to South Knoxville for Disc Exchange Performance

10 Years returns to South Knoxville for Disc Exchange Performance

By Tasha Mahurin Mahurint@knoxfocus.com 10 Years, a nationally known band with local roots, will return to Knoxville for a performance at South Knoxville’s Disc Exchange. The band will celebrate the release of their 4th album entitled “Minus the Machine.” The album title pays tribute to their recent decision to split with a major record label. […]