The Knoxville Focus for November 16, 2015

Carson Dailey kicks off campaign for County Commission By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Carson Dailey, a South Knox County leader and vice chairman of the Board of Zoning and Appeals, kicked off his campaign for the District 9 County Commission seat Thursday evening at the Candora Marble Works in Vestal.  Attending were current 9th District Commissioner […]

2015 Graduation Rates, ACT Scores for Knox County

By Sally Absher The banner at the top of the Knox County Schools website proclaims “Tennessee State Report Card Reveals Knox County Schools Achieves 90% High School Graduation Rate.” Admittedly, that is an improvement over the KCS graduation of 79.3% in 2008, and the graduation rate has been creeping up for the past three years […]

Angelic Ministries serves families in need

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Tuesdays and Wednesdays are busy in the old building. On each of those days, 25 or so families file in to receive everything from diapers and canned food to clothing, dishes, and just about anything it takes to set up a household. Those attending include grandparents, parents, children and other family […]

Thetus W. Sims of Tennessee

By Ray Hill For twenty-four years, Thetus W. Sims served West Tennessee as a member of Congress. Now almost entirely forgotten, he is a figure from a distant past. In fact, before his career was over, Sims was already becoming an antiquated figure, which helped to usher him out of office. Sims had been superintendent […]

CAK rolls 48-19, but Alcoa stands in Warriors’ way

By Steve Williams Christian Academy of Knoxville has earned another shot at Alcoa. The Warriors rolled to a 48-19 win at Elizabethton in TSSAA second-round playoff action Friday night and will meet the Tornadoes again this week in Alcoa. “It was a great win for our program, beating a good Elizabethton team,” said CAK head […]

Rain can’t dampen enthusiasm at ribbon cutting

By Ken Lay A little rain couldn’t dampen the festivities at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Emerald Youth Foundation Sansom Sports Complex. The facility has been open since April and has already hosted the KIL Girls Soccer Jamboree, Eric Berry’s annual youth football camp and is home to the Knoxville Force and Lady Force […]

Legal and Public Notices for Monday, November 9, 2015

  NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE   STATE OF TENNESSEE, KNOX COUNTY WHEREAS, Suzanne M. Beeler and Brian K. Beeler executed a Deed of Trust to SunTrust Bank, Lender and Jovetta Woodard and Patricia Robinson, Trustee(s), which was dated August 4, 2006 and recorded on August 25, 2006 in Instrument No. 200608250017776, and subsequently modified by […]

The Knoxville Focus for November 9, 2015

Wright, McMillan Kick Off Campaigns By David Klein Local residents had nothing but high praise for District 8 Knox County Commission Chairman Dave Wright and District 8 School Board Representative Mike McMillan’s efforts in getting a Gibbs Middle School approved during a joint campaign kick off for the duo’s reelections last week. Dale Hall praised […]

Publisher’s Position: Fred Thompson, Tennessean

By Steve Hunley The passing of former U. S. senator Fred Dalton Thompson last week was a sad day for Tennesseans. Few people have accomplished as much in a single lifetime as Fred Thompson – – – lawyer, actor, and politician.  Senator Lamar Alexander referred to Thompson’s “pizzazz,” but the former senator had something far […]

Tennessee And FDR’s Court Packing Plan, I I

By Ray Hill President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, coming off his greatest reelection campaign, had announced he was submitting legislation to Congress to expand the United State Supreme Court.  Roosevelt’s proposal was widely and bitterly attacked in much of the press and despite huge Democratic majorities in both Houses of Congress, many Democrats were openly opposed to […]

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