Focus for April 7

Focus for April 7

Click here to view this week’s Focus. Rountree shines at School Board Candidates Forum By Steve Hunley, Publisher publisher@knoxfocus.com Candidates for the Knox County Board of Education met last week in a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters. Candidates in the Fourth, Seventh, and Ninth Districts answered questions at the Pellissippi State Community […]

Knox Countians Oppose Common Core

Knox Countians Oppose Common Core

By Focus Staff This week’s Focus poll posed the question, “Do you support or oppose the Common Core curriculum for public schools?” Better than 60% of Knox Countians say they oppose the Common Core curriculum. The district with the most support for Common Core was the First. Just over 46% of likely voters in the […]

The Greatest Campaigner of Them All: Senator Estes Kefauver, Part Thirteen

The Greatest Campaigner of Them All: Senator Estes Kefauver, Part Thirteen

By Ray Hill Estes Kefauver had been in the United States Senate for twelve years in 1960.  He had quickly risen to national prominence, making two serious bids for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1952 and 1956.  Kefauver had crushed a determined opposition to his 1954 reelection to the Senate from an ambitious Congressman who […]

Our Neighborhoods: Farragut

Our Neighborhoods: Farragut

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com It’s the little town with a lot of muscle, the western end of Knox County that has lured newcomers and professionals alike, the shopping and commercial heart of suburbia, and the little engine that could. Farragut did not exist as an incorporated municipality until 1980. It avoided the sweeping annexation of […]

Team Grider…gets results!

Last month I was at the Corryton Senior Center and I noticed that the flags were really tattered. So I called the Chief Communications Public Information and Media Liaison Coordinator Michael Grider. He stated he would take care of the situation. Tonight I had to go out to the Corryton Senior Center and when I […]

An interesting endorsement!

Here is an unusual situation. Imagine getting the public endorsement of a beloved sports figure in Knoxville.  Then  that beloved sports figure stabs Knoxville in the back. Oh did I mention that the person in question lied, cheated, and created a host of NCAA violations… http://content.usatoday.com/communities/campusrivalry/post/2011/08/ncaa-gives-ex-tennessee-coach-bruce-pearl-/1#.Uz1iCvldWe8  So…  click right here http://rowcliffeforschools.weebly.com/wheres-sandra-been-and-what-are-people-saying.html and shockingly we have Sandra Rowcliffe highlighting an […]