Knox Countians Support Vouchers

Knox Countians Support Vouchers

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll posed the question, “Do you support Governor Haslam’s proposal to create a school voucher program for students who attend a failing school?” Almost 57% of likely voters responded “yes.” Just over 43% said they did not. The least amount of support for the idea was in the […]

Live Like Will Foundation honors McKamey’s legacy, helps others

Live Like Will Foundation honors McKamey’s legacy, helps others

By Steve Williams Will McKamey touched the lives of people far and wide, old and young, those who knew him and even some who didn’t. The McKamey family is hoping Will’s way of life will continue to inspire others and they are honoring his legacy by helping others with the Live Like Will Foundation. McKamey, […]

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

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

By Ray Hill Senator Estes Kefauver won a resounding reelection victory in 1960 after facing a bitter primary contest with Judge Andrew “Tip” Taylor.  It was to be his last campaign. Kefauver never relied on the usual gift of the Southern politician, oratory.  A terrible public speaker, Kefauver was one of those rare politicians who […]

BOE incumbents don’t show up for Forum

BOE incumbents don’t show up for Forum

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com There were two obvious things that came out of the school board candidate forum segment of the Concerned Citizens’ Candidate Town Hall meeting Thursday: None of the candidates present support Superintendent James McIntyre’s agenda for the schools and NONE of the incumbent Board of Education (BOE) members showed up. The Knoxville […]

Halls makes quick work of Oak Ridge in 17-0 win

Halls makes quick work of Oak Ridge in 17-0 win

By Ken Lay Halls High School’s softball team scored in bunches Wednesday night. The Lady Devils got three runs in the opening inning of their 17-0 three-inning District 3-AAA victory over Oak Ridge at Halls High School. And that was only the beginning. Alyssa Mabe’s three-run homer accounted for all of the Lady Devils’ offense […]

Told you so! 2 years ago…

Nearly two years ago I predicted the future. Today, sadly the future has become reality.  Here is what I wrote word for word August 15, 2012.  “Knox County is at the epicenter of the need for encryption! For that reason it should be at the epicenter of beta trials and working WITH the encryption vanguard […]

Fountain City Easter Egg Hunt at Fountain City Park!

When: Saturday, April 12th, 2014 Time: 9 am to 12 pm Where: Fountain City Park The Annual Fountain City Easter Egg Hunt is a yearly tradition bringing together kids of all ages and their parents to enjoy a fun day of vendors, games, bounce house, magic shows and, of course, Easter egg hunting! The event […]