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By Focus Staff More than 500 likely voters in Knoxville and Knox County were asked the question, “In your opinion, is the US Economy better today than it was four years ago?” A small number of voters said the economy is in fact better than it was four years ago. Interestingly, that opinion seemed to […]
By Tasha Mahurin firstname.lastname@example.org South Knoxville has received a great deal of media attention as of late, particularly related to the opening of the Urban Wilderness Corridor. Unique to the city, the Urban Wilderness refers to 1,000 forested acres along Knoxville’s downtown waterfront. The civic playground boasts more than 40 miles of recreational trails, ten […]
By Ray Hill Richard Riedel was a veteran employee of the United States Senate, working almost fifty years in one capacity or another. Riedel first came to the Senate as a nine-year old Page on September 27, 1918. At the time, Riedel was in the fourth grade and the youngest amongst the Senate’s Pages. […]
By Sarah Baker email@example.com Have you been to West Town Mall lately and wondered what happened to your favorite smoothie place? The beloved Frulatti Café and Bakery has moved to Farragut. The new location is at West End Shopping Center at 129 West End Avenue just off of Lovell Road behind McDonalds. Owner Grace Gault […]
Silent Circle is a private encrypted communications service that is revolutionizing how the world communicates. The $20 monthly subscription service launches today and is built to encrypt email, voice, text and VOIP messages to and from your smart phone. Focus’ Dan Andrews talked to cofounder Michael Janke recently about the service. 1) Please explain to […]
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By Focus Staff Mitt Romney has increased his lead since The Focus conducted its first poll on the presidential race in Knox County. Likely voters were asked the question, “If the election for President of the United States were held today, for whom would you vote, Barack Obama and Joe Biden or Mitt Romney and […]
Feels Good Teachers Should Be Protected By Focus Staff Mike McMillan, East Knox County’s member of the Board of Education, challenged the grievance policy being proposed by Superintendent James McIntyre. The grievance policy is established to allow teachers to file a complaint on their own behalf. Most grievances are never heard by the Board of […]
By Ray Hill Kenneth McKellar, Tennessee’s eighty-year-old senior U. S. Senator, had resumed his positions of power and influence inside the Senate. His relations with his new and younger colleague, Estes Kefauver, had not improved. The origin of the dispute had occurred when Kefauver, evidently anticipating the election of Republican Thomas E. Dewey instead […]