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‘The Terror of Tennessee’ Parson Brownlow

‘The Terror of Tennessee’ Parson Brownlow

By Ray Hill William Gannaway Brownlow was one of the most controversial figures in Tennessee history. “Parson” Brownlow was highly controversial during his own time and few figures…

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

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

By Ray Hill Senator Estes Kefauver won a resounding reelection victory in 1960 after facing a bitter primary contest with Judge Andrew “Tip” Taylor.  It was to be…

This Week's Focus

Knoxville Focus for April 21, 2014

Knoxville Focus for April 21, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus online. Knox County School Board asks for even…

Publisher’s Position: Ed Brantley Best for County Commission

Publisher’s Position: Ed Brantley Best for County Commission

By Steve Hunley Knox Countians have a big responsibility in picking two county-wide Commissioners At…

Austin-East focuses on the arts and music

Austin-East focuses on the arts and music

By Ken Lay Austin-East Magnet High School is changing its brand. It will still remain…

‘The Terror of Tennessee’ Parson Brownlow

‘The Terror of Tennessee’ Parson Brownlow

By Ray Hill William Gannaway Brownlow was one of the most controversial figures in Tennessee…

Stinson now showcasing speed on the track

Stinson now showcasing speed on the track

By Steve Williams Just like Jajuan Stinson when he’s competing in the 100-meter dash, this…