The Chalk Board for April 25, 2016

The Chalk Board for April 25, 2016

By Sally Absher McIntyre to Head Center for Educational Leadership KCS Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre, who will be stepping down from his $227,256 position in July, has been hired to head the Center for Educational Leadership at the University of Tennessee. He will begin his new job on August 1, with a three year contract […]

Hello Beautiful Boutique opens on Emory Road

Hello Beautiful Boutique opens on Emory Road

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “We carry the best in basic boutique fashion and specialize in brands like Intro, UMGE, Jodifl and Pol,” said Hello Beautiful Boutique’s Haley Arroyo. Haley and her mother Heather opened the new fashion shop at 113 E Emory Road in early April and offer daily specials. The shop is open Monday […]

Lady Hawks work overtime for signature road win

Lady Hawks work overtime for signature road win

By Ken Lay A little overtime netted a historic victory for the Hardin Valley Academy softball team Thursday night at Farragut High School’s Bellamy Field. It took eight innings but the Lady Hawks, who made the Class AAA State Tournament for the first time in 2015, finally picked up a road win over the Lady […]

The Knoxville Focus for April 18, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for April 18, 2016

Scenic Knoxville Celebrating Eight Years By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The local organization that fought and won a new sign ordinance for Knoxville, got a ban on digital signs and electronic message boards and continues to seek out and report abandoned signs will host a national speaker Wednesday, April 20th, and the public is invited. Scenic Knoxville […]

Sultana descendants to gather

Sultana descendants to gather

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The riverboat was built for about 376 passengers but, because the captain was being paid for each passenger he could carry, the Sultana was packed with more than 2,000 people on its final voyage. Most of the passengers were Union soldiers returning from the Civil War or from Confederate prison camps. […]

The Man From Wyoming: Senator Joseph C. O’Mahoney

The Man From Wyoming: Senator Joseph C. O’Mahoney

By Ray Hill Wyoming today is dominated by Republicans, but during the height of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, perhaps the most popular politician in the state was a Democrat: Joseph Christopher O’Mahoney. Like the state he represented in the United States Senate, O’Mahoney prided himself on his independence. The Wyoming senator was perhaps the […]

Franklin Family comes together as boxing officials

By Ken Lay Boxing has always been a family affair for Kevin Franklin and his wife Angel. The couple has two daughters, Kevina and Joy, who are also involved in Georgia’s Golden Gloves amateur boxing program. Kevin and Kevina were both referees in the recent Southern Golden Gloves Regional Open Division Championships at the Ace […]

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