Publisher’s Position: McIntyre Leaving

By Steve Hunley The decision by Superintendent of Schools Jim McIntyre to announce his plans to leave office July 8, 2016, contingent upon being given a year of salary, was not necessarily the selfless act some would have us believe.  The plain fact of the matter is McIntyre was about to lose control of the […]

Interested in Disc Golf?

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com It’s fun and free and you get exercise in doing it. There are no green fees, no golf carts needed, no expensive equipment and no competition unless you want it. Plus you can wear anything you like and go anytime you want. No, it’s not golf but disc golf. The popular […]

CAK sophomore is known for running but has many talents and interests

By Steve Williams On the way back from North Carolina and her final cross country race of the 2015 season, Rebecca Story and her mother and brother stopped by the Boyd Mountain Christmas tree farm in Waynesville and had a tree cut down to take home. “I later baked oatmeal cookies – baking is my […]

Cold shooting, turnovers doom Lady Hawks

By Ken Lay Late turnovers and cold shooting spelled defeat for the Hardin Valley Academy girls basketball team Thursday night. “We turned the ball over,” Lady Hawks coach Jennifer Galloway said after her team endured a tough fourth quarter in a 47-39 District 4-AAA loss to William Blount at home. “I thought our kids played […]

Legal and Public Notices for January 4, 2015

foreclosure notices     NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated March 16, 2011, executed by BONNIE WILSON, conveying certain real property therein described to JOSEPH B. PITT, JR., as Trustee, as same appears of record in […]

The Knoxville Focus for January 4, 2016

KAT seeking more input with public meetings By Dan Andrews andrewsd@knoxfocus.com Downtown Knoxville has undergone many changes recently. From a new parking garage to new apartment buildings, the need for the trolley service continues to evolve. To adjust to new needs, Knoxville Area Transit recently completed a survey of over 500 riders. KAT is incorporating […]

Publisher’s Position: The Million Dollar Man and Naked Politics

By Steve Hunley I have to apologize for the headline, but the politics involved are certainly naked.  Here lately Karen Carson and Tracie Sanger, both members of the Knox County Board of Education, have been crying “politics” on the part of Law Director Richard “Bud” Armstrong.  The supposed politics is that Bud Armstrong is not […]

Moore drives miles and miles just for the smiles

By Steve Williams Dave Moore’s Christmas vacation is still on the go in January, and he’s enjoying every minute of it. So are many others who have seen Moore driving through Knoxville and the surrounding area in “the Family Truckster,” a station wagon fixed up much like the one Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) drove in […]

Vice President Harry Truman

By Ray Hill Only three men served less time in office as Vice President of the United States than Harry S. Truman. John Tyler succeeded to the presidency after thirty-one days when William Henry Harrison caught cold, which turned into pneumonia. Andrew Johnson had been vice president for forty-two days when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. […]

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