Seymour Chamber swears in new officers

Seymour Chamber swears in new officers

The Seymour Area Chamber of Commerce (SACC) swore in its 2014 Officers on Friday, March 14, 2014 at its 11th Annual Chamber Banquet held at Valley Grove Baptist Church. This year’s Officers include President, Linda Karam of AdvoCare; Vice President, John Linsenbigler of the Seymour Volunteer Fire Department; Treasurer, Melissa Frazier of Tennessee State Bank; […]

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

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

By Ray Hill Tennessee’s Senator Estes Kefauver had once again bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1956.  Unlike 1952, Kefauver had encountered stiff competition from various other candidates.  Former Illinois governor and 1952 Democratic presidential nominee Adlai Stevenson had not been coy or hesitant as he had been four years earlier.  Stevenson wanted the […]

Our Neighborhoods: EAST KNOXVILLE

Our Neighborhoods: EAST KNOXVILLE

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Every section of Knox County is unique and offers a variety of home styles, historic sites, restaurants, neighborhoods, and culture. East Knoxville has all that and more. From downtown Knoxville to Interstate 40, the east side of the city may be the most diverse section in our region. East Knoxville basically […]

Hipsher’s grand slam sets tone for Central win

Hipsher’s grand slam sets tone for Central win

By Ken Lay Senior catcher Maleah Hipsher knows that she’ll be expected to provide some offensive punch for the Central High School softball team and this a role she relishes. Hipsher, the fifth hitter in the Lady Bobcats’ batting order, came through big on Monday, March 24 in an 8-5 District 3-AAA victory at Karns. […]

Focus for Monday, March 24

Focus for Monday, March 24

Please click here to view this week’s Focus online. Charles Busler running for 7th District County Commission Seat By David Klein Charles Busler, Knox County Commission Candidate for District 7, has been living in the 7th District for 41 years and has three generations of family that live in the area. He retired from working […]

Sally Absher Running for 4th District School Board Seat

Sally Absher Running for 4th District School Board Seat

By Ken Lay Sally Absher is hoping to make some positive changes in the Knox County School System. She is running for the Knox County Board of Education’s District 4 seat; and her platform is simple: “I think we need more local control of our schools and I think we need to let educators make […]

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

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

By Ray Hill Senator Estes Kefauver had demolished his opposition inside the 1954 Democratic primary and he had been reelected to a second term that fall easily. Almost immediately following his reelection, Senator Kefauver began considering another run for the presidential nomination of his party in 1956. Dwight D. Eisenhower was quite likely the single […]