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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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]