E.L. Mechem of New Mexico: BIG ED

E.L. Mechem of New Mexico: BIG ED

By Ray Hill   New Mexico entered the union on January 6, 1912 and it became fertile ground for rough and tumble politics that swung from the outrageous to the brutal. Elections routinely were influenced by money and there were frequent charges of voter fraud. One of New Mexico’s first U. S. senators was Albert […]

Good People shop sells 1960s fashions

Good People shop sells 1960s fashions

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com If you are in a ‘60s state of mind and longing for that tie-dyed shirt, then than Good People is the store you’ll want to visit. Rick Whitener and Kathy Dawn, son and mother, operate the family-friendly ‘60s themed store located at 4026 Chapman Highway. It’s something they’ve wanted to […]

Admirals topple Ice Dawgs 6-1 to claim hoist Moore Cup

Admirals topple Ice Dawgs 6-1 to claim hoist Moore Cup

  By Ken Lay A perfect run recently netted the Farragut High School Hockey Club a fourth consecutive Moore Cup. The Admirals will now enter the Blue Division State Tournament with some hardware and an unblemished 12-0 record. Farragut defeated the Bearden Ice Dawgs 6-1 on Monday, Feb. 26 to hoist the cup awarded to […]

The Knoxville Focus for February 26, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for February 26, 2018

Knoxville Convention and Exhibition Center to be renamed   By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Knoxville visitors, newcomers and many local residents have been confused for years about events being held at the Knoxville Convention Center. The problem is there are two “Centers” in the World’s Fair Park just off Henley Street. Separated by The Tennessean hotel, […]

School Safety: Nothing More Important

School Safety: Nothing More Important

By Steve Hunley Last week both the print and electronic media reported on an incident at Holston Middle School. It caused a firestorm and called into question just how effective the school system’s security procedures are. Had this incident not immediately followed the mass shooting at a Florida school, it might have gone unnoticed. Instead, […]

Plane crash heroine: East Knoxville homes put in harm’s way

Plane crash heroine: East Knoxville homes put in harm’s way

  By Steve Williams “Thank God everybody is alive. But it never should have happened.” Those were the words of Alyssa Cox-Lewis, who was part of three families recognized by the Morningside Heights Homeowners Association Feb. 10 for assisting at an East Knoxville plane crash site in December. After the Bingham, Jordan and Cox families […]

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