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As of Friday, July 13, registered voters will have the opportunity to cast their ballots for the August 2 state primary and county general elections. Knox County Administrator of Elections Cliff Rodgers is encouraging voters to take advantage of early voting. “Early voting is a convenient way for voters to be sure their voices are […]
By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll posed the question: “This week the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce announced its intention to form a Political Action Committee for the purpose of influencing local political decisions and elections. In your opinion, should the Chamber of Commerce continue to receive local tax dollars if they are going […]
By Ray Hill The collapse of the House of Caldwell not only destroyed Governor Henry Horton politically, but Luke Lea as well. The governor, by the slimmest of margins, only narrowly escaped being impeached. The fall of Caldwell and Company would have far reaching implications for Luke Lea, not only politically, but also financially […]
By Dan Andrews On Saturday, July 7th, Knoxville’s own Jacob Whitesides not only performed in Nashville, but took part in a three hour long autograph signing session with long lines of female fans. Jacob was selected to perform at the prestigious “Teen Hoot” festival. The festival is a two day concert where some of the […]
By Steve Williams There’s no question the young boy would have had an excused absence. His dad had died just four days before the American Youth Soccer Organization’s National Games were to start in Knoxville. But Logan Ewing, goal keeper for the Knoxville Force in the under-10 age division, chose to play. His father, Leonard […]
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By Focus Staff For this week’s Focus poll, voters were asked the question, “In your opinion, should a person be required to be a US citizen in order to obtain a business license to legally operate a business in Knox County?” Overall, just over 80% of Knox County voters said they do believe one should […]
Troy Lane was officially sworn as the new chief of police at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Thursday morning. Assistant Chief Debbie Perry — who served as interim chief of the department before Lane’s hiring — conducted the swearing-in, in which Troy promised to uphold the United States constitution and the laws of the state […]
By Ray Hill Republicans had done well in Tennessee during the decade of the 1920s in Tennessee. The zenith of Republican success was 1920 when Warren Harding had carried the state; the GOP had elected a governor, and won five out of ten Congressional seats. That success was to be short-lived; Democrats won back […]