Tennessee Wilderness Act Moves to U.S. Senate Floor

Bill Would Create First New Wilderness Area in 25 Years John Michaelson, Tennessee News Service     NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Years in the making, an effort to help protect some of the state’s most pristine areas finally is moving forward in Congress.     First introduced in 2010, the Tennessee Wilderness Act is headed for […]

Fulmer To Begin Middle East USO Tour

Former Tennessee head football coach Philip Fulmer, accompanied by former Texas A&M coach R.C. Slocum, will begin a USO (United Service Organizations) tour of the Middle East this week. The pair is participating in the USO Celebrity Entertainment Program, continuing a long-standing tradition of entertaining and visiting with U.S. troops, bringing them “a touch of […]

Concerned Citizens' Candidate Town Hall

Schedule of Events: From 4:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.:     Candidates are present at their booth or have a staffed table — meet and greet. From 5:15p.m.-5:30p.m.:     We will have audience take their seats, explain the program format and say the pledge of allegiance. From 5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m.:     The Town Hall will focus on Knox County Commission races. From 6:30p.m […]

Focus for April 7

Focus for April 7

Click here to view this week’s Focus. Rountree shines at School Board Candidates Forum By Steve Hunley, Publisher publisher@knoxfocus.com Candidates for the Knox County Board of Education met last week in a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters. Candidates in the Fourth, Seventh, and Ninth Districts answered questions at the Pellissippi State Community […]

Knox Countians Oppose Common Core

Knox Countians Oppose Common Core

By Focus Staff This week’s Focus poll posed the question, “Do you support or oppose the Common Core curriculum for public schools?” Better than 60% of Knox Countians say they oppose the Common Core curriculum. The district with the most support for Common Core was the First. Just over 46% of likely voters in the […]

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

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

By Ray Hill Estes Kefauver had been in the United States Senate for twelve years in 1960.  He had quickly risen to national prominence, making two serious bids for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1952 and 1956.  Kefauver had crushed a determined opposition to his 1954 reelection to the Senate from an ambitious Congressman who […]

Our Neighborhoods: Farragut

Our Neighborhoods: Farragut

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com It’s the little town with a lot of muscle, the western end of Knox County that has lured newcomers and professionals alike, the shopping and commercial heart of suburbia, and the little engine that could. Farragut did not exist as an incorporated municipality until 1980. It avoided the sweeping annexation of […]