Jimmy Duncan is Right

Jimmy Duncan is Right

By Steve Hunley Both the Knoxville News Sentinel and the Maryville Daily Times have given coverage to some folks castigating Congressman John J. “Jimmy” Duncan for refusing to hold a special town hall meeting – – – just for them.  Naturally, after being told no, some of them are immediately intending to take to the […]

Cordell Hull & the Election of 1920

Cordell Hull & the Election of 1920

By Ray Hill Cordell Hull had been in Congress since 1907 when he had only narrowly won the Democratic nomination, which inside Tennessee’s Fourth Congressional district was tantamount to election. Hull, only thirty-seven years old at the time, had been nominated by less than twenty votes. There were rumblings about a recount, but Hull went […]

Historic Howard House for sale

Historic Howard House for sale

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “I think it will sell,” Kim Trent of Knox Heritage told The Focus. The historic Howard House, at 2921 Broadway Avenue, is one of the few remaining homes on the busy commercial street. Built in 1910 by Lynn Hayes the beautiful home sits on 2.4 acres and was recently the proposed […]

Parkridge Facebook page, H-1 Zoning disputed

Parkridge Facebook page, H-1 Zoning disputed

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The division continued last week between homeowners in the Parkridge neighborhood who want to extend an existing historic designation to the entire community and those who don’t want the label. The H-1 zoning proposal, which will be discussed in an “Open House” this Friday from 1 until 4 p.m. at the […]

Knox County Legislative Delegation Accepting Resumes For County Election Commission Appointments

  Appointments to the Knox County Election Commission will be made in the coming days by the Tennessee State Election Commission. Currently, the Knox County Legislative Delegation is accepting resumes from interested individuals who may wish to serve on the election commission as a Republican or Democrat member.   The deadline to have resumes submitted […]

Cliff Crochet Takes Lead In Bassmaster Elite On Tennessee’s Cherokee Lake

Cliff Crochet is a noted shallow-water specialist who loves to fish green vegetation during warm, springlike conditions. He found the exact opposite of that during Thursday’s opening round of the Bassmaster Elite at Cherokee Lake, but the Louisiana angler who goes by the nickname “Cajun Baby” put on quite a show anyway. With early-morning temperatures […]

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