By Mike Steely Steelym@knoxfocus.com In a narrative evaluation of Dr. James McIntyre, Jr., posted this month on the Knox County School Board’s website, it appears the Board is recommending extending his contact, but with some wordage reflecting the turmoil from teachers and parents. Noted in the evaluation is the falling graduation rate, from 90.3 percent […]
Please click here to view this week’s paper. Judge Wimberly receives prestigious honor By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com Knox County Circuit Court Judge Harold Wimberly Jr. received the Bill Williams Service Award for outstanding achievement in the area of adoption services last week from the Department of Child Services for his commitment, dedication, and service […]
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By Mike Steely Steelym@knoxfocus.com The demolition of the Pryor Brown parking garage, built in the 1920s, to make way for a block-long street level parking lot was rejected by City Council last week. Royal Properties was appealing a Metropolitan Planning Commission rejection. A local petition to save the multi-story garage and objections by Knox Heritage […]
By Ray Hill Congressman Ross Bass had been elected to the United States Senate in 1964 to fill out the remainder of the late Senator Estes Kefauver’s term of office. Senator Bass had to face the voters again in 1966 and the campaign would be a repeat of 1964, with Bass once again facing Governor […]
By Steve Williams Winning a championship in the Knox Metro Youth Football League is a thrill. Can you imagine doing it five years in a row? That’s happened for six youngsters, who were members of this season’s Catholic Senior Midget team, which rolled past Halls 51-22 in the local youth league’s title game for […]
By Ken Lay For the first quarter of its game Tuesday afternoon the Powell High School girls basketball team was sleepwalking. But when the Lady Panthers finally answered their wake-up call, they were able to defeat Jefferson County 52-42 in the first round of the U.S. Cellular Basketball Tournament at Central High School. “I don’t […]
Click here to view this week’s Focus online. Future of Old Knoxville High School postponed By Focus Staff When Knox County Commissioners meet this week they could decide several issues, including the $ 22 million city-county TIF for public facilities at the old Baptist Hospital. They won’t, however, be voting on the future of the […]
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