The Irrepressible “Happy” Chandler: A. B. Chandler of Kentucky, Part 2

By Ray Hill With his reform package having passed the state legislature and having eliminated Kentucky’s budget deficit, Albert Benjamin “Happy” Chandler was highly popular in his home state. Elected governor in 1935, Happy was beginning to think of bigger things for himself.  Kentucky’s junior United States senator was Marvel M. Logan.  Senator Logan had […]

Knox Democrats Reorganize

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Knox County Democrats met last week and elected officers and district representatives. The Communication Workers of America’s local office at 1415 Elm Street saw more than 163 delegates from across the county in attendance, along with elected party officials and guests. Cameron Brooks, who was serving as vice chair, was promoted […]

Rick Barnes Takes Over on Rocky Top

By Alex Norman For once, Tennessee gets a break. After recent coaching changes that had the worst possible timing (Lane Kiffin leaves in football, Cuonzo Martin bolts in men’s basketball), the Volunteers wasted little time after firing men’s basketball coach Donnie Tyndall in hiring former Texas coach Rick Barnes. “I just want you to know […]

Legal and Public Notices for March 30, 2015

75 FORECLOSURES NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE STATE OF TENNESSEE, KNOX COUNTY WHEREAS, Pamela K. Taylor executed a Deed of Trust to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for SunTrust Mortgage, Inc., Lender and Larry A. Weissman, Trustee(s), which was dated February 12, 2010 and recorded on February 16, 2010 in Instrument No. 201002160052869, Knox […]

Knoxville Focus for March 30, 2015

Rogero Kicks Off Political Season By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero kicked off the political season as she announced her intention to run for re-election Tuesday. Rogero, the first female to be elected as mayor of a larger city in Tennessee, drew a packed house of members of both political parties at The […]

Sue Who? Sue You!

By Steve Hunley I’ve always said people think the best tax is one somebody else pays while they derive the benefit. One could use the same logic with several school systems announcing they are filing suit against Governor Bill Haslam, Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey, House Speaker Beth Harwell, and the Tennessee Board of Education.   […]

Turner Twins Celebrate 87 Years

Commissioners Bob Thomas and Jeff Ownby and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett surprised The Love Kitchen’s founders, twin sisters Helen Ashe and Ellen Turner, with a donation drop-off during their birthday party on Thursday, March 26. The sisters turned 87 on March 8. The donations included several barrels of canned-food and a check for more […]

The Irrepressible “Happy” Chandler: A. B. Chandler of Kentucky

By Ray Hill Few subjects excite as much commentary as politics and sports and Albert B. Chandler played a big role in both for decades.  Serving as governor, United States senator and Commissioner of Baseball, “Happy” Chandler was an institution.  Like most who stayed around long enough, Chandler became controversial in some aspects, but he […]

Powell pitcher gives teammates an assist for perfect game

By Steve Williams Peyton Alford knows firsthand it takes more than good pitching to pitch a perfect game. “I was pretty much hitting my spots and had good velocity,” said Powell High School’s junior lefthander last week, recalling the perfect game he recorded in a 3-0 win at Clinton on March 23. “The big thing […]

Dogwood Arts set to kick-off month-long celebration of region’s arts, culture and natural beauty

This year, Dogwood Arts will feature up to a dozen different events throughout April for residents and visitors to experience, from local art exhibits and open gardens to live music and performances. The celebration will kick-off on Wednesday, April 1 with A Very Special Arts Festival, a one-of-a-kind event celebrating Knox County students with diverse […]

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