Publisher’s Position: Clerk Flap Is Pure Politics

By Steve Hunley Well, it looks like the 2014 election season has already begun. The flap about innocent folks being arrested without cause is being laid at the doorstep of Criminal Court Clerk Joy McCroskey by much of the local media. They have likely been fed this information by a disgruntled (with McCroskey) prosecutor in […]

Part Two: Tennessee’s Old Gray Fox Albert Gore

Part Two: Tennessee’s Old Gray Fox Albert Gore

By Ray Hill In 1938, Albert Gore defeated a host of opponents to go to Washington as the Fourth District’s Congressman.  Gore had long idolized a former Congressman from the Fourth District, Cordell Hull.  Hull had known Gore’s father quite well and lived in Carthage when in Tennessee.  Gore would frequently visit whenever Hull had […]

Oak Ridge slows down Central attack, 24-13

Oak Ridge slows down Central attack, 24-13

By Steve Williams A Central High offense that was averaging 35 points per outing could only reach the end zone twice Friday night. A young Oak Ridge defense that continues to grow up had a lot to do with it. The Bobcats’ own mistakes also were a factor. The end result was a 24-13 victory […]

Gibbs Middle, teacher morale discussed at insight meeting

Gibbs Middle, teacher morale discussed at insight meeting

Administrators, Teachers, Students, and Public Discuss Five-Year Plan at at Knox County Schools 2020 Public Insight meeting By David Klein On Thursday night at Halls Elementary School, students, teachers, parents, and other members of the community came together at a public insight forum to discuss the progress of the Knox County Schools’ five-year strategic plan […]

Knoxville Focus for October 21, 2013

Knoxville Focus for October 21, 2013

Click here to view this week’s Focus. Councilman Nick Della Volpe: Fighting for the 4th District By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com “I believe in strong, healthy neighborhoods and rational growth,” 4th District Knoxville City Councilman Nick Della Volpe told the Focus. “The government should work for the taxpayers, not the other way around.” 4th District Knoxville […]

Knox Countians Share The Blame

Knox Countians Share The Blame

By Focus Staff Knox County residents feel there is plenty of blame to share in the recent shutdown of the government. This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked the question, “As a voter, who do you hold most responsible for the recent shutdown of the federal government?” Slightly more than 50% of respondents said President Obama […]

$22 Million TIF for Baptist Hospital Project

$22 Million TIF for Baptist Hospital Project

By Mike Steely Steelym@knoxfocus.com The partial opening of the Henley Street Bridge last week was a welcomed event for South Knoxville businesses and residents, and the plans the city is making for the former Baptist Hospital might bring even further progress. The Knoxville City Council’s decision to approve a $22 million Tax Increment Financing (TIF) […]

Central High Honors Three Alumni

Central High Honors Three Alumni

The Central High School Foundation and the CHS Alumni Association are proud to honor three distinguished alumni as additions to the Central “Wall of Fame.”  This year’s honorees are: Charles “C.E.” Harris, Class of 1935 (d. 2005); Sylvia Blankenship Williams, Class of 1970; and  Stephen Land, Class of 1971. Charles Edgar Harris began his very […]

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