KAAR donates over 200 backpacks to area youth

KAAR donates over 200 backpacks to area youth

By Tasha Mahurin tasha@knoxfocus.com “This is the third year we have been invited to join Youth Villages in this effort, and we appreciate the opportunity to support them as well as the hundreds of local families they work with in an effort to help those families stay together,” Carleen Palmer with The Knoxville Area Association […]

A Tale of Tennessee and the FBI: Senator K. D. McKellar and J. Edgar Hoover

A Tale of Tennessee and the FBI:  Senator K. D. McKellar and J. Edgar Hoover

By Ray Hill Francis Biddle, was Attorney General of the United States under President Franklin D. Roosevelt and noted Tennessee’s Senator Kenneth D. McKellar could be “obstinate” and “vindictive”, but was careful to note McKellar was “shrewd”. Biddle also added that McKellar “never forgot”. It was McKellar’s long memory that caused the Tennessean to bedevil […]

New coaches are trying to put Roadrunners back on winning track

New coaches are trying to put Roadrunners back on winning track

By Steve Williams There’s a lot of newness in Austin-East High’s football program. It begins with Jeff Phillips, the Roadrunners’ new head coach, and continues with the entire varsity coaching staff, in which eight of its nine members are new. Only Anthony McAlister, defensive coordinator and linebackers coach, was on the A-E staff last season. […]

Knoxville Focus for July 29, 2013

Knoxville Focus for July 29, 2013

Click here to view this week’s paper online. Leuthold appointed interim-trustee By Tasha Mahurin tasha@knoxfocus.com “All I can do is go out there every day, do things the right way, and try to build the trust back up,” Knox County’s newly appointed trustee Craig Leuthold told members of the media after last week’s commission meeting. […]

Knox Countians Favor Elected Offices

Knox Countians Favor Elected Offices

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked the question, “In your opinion, should the county wide constitutional offices, such as the County Clerk, Register of Deeds, Trustee, Property Assessor, and Law Director be elected by the people or appointed by the county mayor?”. More than 83% of Knoxvillians and Knox Countians said they […]

Telethon to continue benefit’s momentum

Telethon to continue benefit’s momentum

By Tasha Mahurin Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett’s office worked with several local TV and radio stations to organize today’s telethon to benefit Mobile Meals. Knox County Commissioner Mike Hammond and Q100 Today’s Continuous Country teamed up to raise money for the program as well with last week’s benefit concert featuring Cassadee Pope. The event […]