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Mr. Speaker: Henry T. Rainey of Illinois

Mr. Speaker: Henry T. Rainey of Illinois

By Ray Hill   Few modern day Speakers of the U. S. House of Representatives are as little remembered as Henry T. Rainey of Illinois. One reason for…

Cactus Jack: John Nance Garner of Texas

Cactus Jack: John Nance Garner of Texas

By Ray Hill   John Nance Garner of Texas was one of the most colorful politicians of the twentieth century.  It was Garner who made one of the…

Stories In This Week's Focus:

The Knoxville Focus for October 27, 2014

The Knoxville Focus for October 27, 2014

Rowe attends forum, opponents absent By Focus Staff Knox County Commissioners Amy Broyles and Jeff…

Publisher’s Position: Rowe Best Choice for 2nd District

Publisher’s Position: Rowe Best Choice for 2nd District

By Steve Hunley As we approach Election Day, one of the most important races on…

Luke Johnson retires as bus driver

Luke Johnson retires as bus driver

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Bus Route 42, from the downtown transit center to UT Hospital…

All In One Lifetime: James F. Byrnes of South Carolina

All In One Lifetime: James F. Byrnes of South Carolina

By Ray Hill The autobiography of James F. Byrnes of South Carolina was appropriately named…

Gibbs coasts past struggling Powell, focuses on Central

Gibbs coasts past struggling Powell, focuses on Central

By Steve Williams Gibbs High’s football team took care of business Friday night and kept…