The Knoxville Focus for July 25, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for July 25, 2016

Susan Horn Talks Education with 5th District Residents By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com Friends and supporters of Susan Horn, candidate for KCS Board of Education, 5th District, hosted a “meet and greet” at the Copperstone Clubhouse in the Choto area of West Knox County last week. Horn has been active in Knox County Schools since her […]

The Money-Bullies Are After Martin Daniel

By Steve Hunley Knoxville has a particular wealthy elite political class that has appeared with alarming frequency during the last several election cycles.  The Haslam family and its faithful retainers have recently had a habit of contributing money for their favorite candidates.  One such candidate was Board of Education member Tracie Sanger who received about […]

The Chalk Board for July 25

The Chalk Board for July 25

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com Knoxville’s Summer Interns Create Mosaic in Honor of Zaevion Dobson High school and college students participating in the City of Knoxville’s Summer in the City internship program have created a mosaic in honor of Zaevion Dobson, the 15-year-old Fulton High School student who was tragically killed in December 2015. The 26 […]

The 1936 Campaign For Governor

The 1936 Campaign For Governor

By Ray Hill Hill McAlister had finally achieved his dream of serving as governor of Tennessee after two hard fought failed campaigns.  The descendant of two governors, McAlister had run a strong race against incumbent Austin Peay when the latter was seeking a third two-year term in 1926.  Peay had died suddenly in 1927 and […]

Karns All-Stars take third place in state

Karns All-Stars take third place in state

By Steve Williams A few of the Karns players could be seen being consoled by a parent after their season ended one win short of the State Little League tournament finals Wednesday night at Karns. Such scenes are quick reminders that these are just 11-year-old boys. Six years or so ago, they were just beginning […]

The Knoxville Focus for July 18, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for July 18, 2016

Superstop opened during Transit Week By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Knoxville’s newest Superstop opened Thursday as KAT’s system continues to grow and offer updated services. The new sheltered stop is on Kirkwood Street between Magnolia Avenue and Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue near Chilhowee Park. The short street is getting a new concrete roadway, sidewalks, security […]

Does Trump Really Want to Win?

Does Trump Really Want to Win?

By Steve Hunley One question I’ve been asking myself is, “Does Donald Trump really want to win?” If he does want to win, he really needs to focus like a laser beam on the four issues that I believe are most important to the vast majority of Americans: the economy, national security, immigration and trade. […]

Who are Knoxville’s Homeless?

Who are Knoxville’s Homeless?

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The image you may have of the homeless population in Knoxville may not be accurate according to the information available from the Mayor’s Roundtable on Homelessness. The group, created and appointed by Mayor Madeline Rogero, met for its quarterly session last week and heard reports from the Knoxville Homeless Management […]

Washington Widow: Mary Borah

Washington Widow: Mary Borah

By Ray Hill If there is anything sadder than a defeated and forgotten politician, it may well be a forgotten politician’s widow. Once powerful politicians who wielded enormous influence, attended by staff and an abundance of friends, oftentimes find themselves bereft when out of office and without favors to dispense.  Many former friends disappear with […]

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