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Governor Thomas C. Rye

Governor Thomas C. Rye

By Ray Hill   Just after the turn of the century, Tennessee’s Democratic Party became almost hopelessly fractured.  The candidacies of two men helped to heal the deep…

Tennessee’s Reform Governor: Austin Peay

Tennessee’s Reform Governor: Austin Peay

By Ray Hill Austin Peay was once one of Tennessee’s more famous governors, hailed as perhaps one of the most talented reformers in the state’s history.  The late…

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Knoxville Focus for February 23, 2015

Knoxville Focus for February 23, 2015

Arctic Blast: Businesses, Government, Schools affected by winter weather By Mike Steely steelym@Knoxfocus.com By far the…

Granddaddy looking forward to ‘hanging out’ with Kahlil McKenzie

Granddaddy looking forward to ‘hanging out’ with Kahlil McKenzie

By Steve Williams Thousands of University of Tennessee football fans are happy that Kahlil McKenzie…

More Knox County Curiosities

More Knox County Curiosities

By Mike Steely Steelym@knoxfocus.com Here and there around our county are places where you’ll find…

Governor Hill McAlister

Governor Hill McAlister

By Ray Hill   Hill McAlister very much wanted to be governor of Tennessee and…

Farragut wins Moore Cup and clinches state bid

Farragut wins Moore Cup and clinches state bid

By Ken Lay Bearden/Karns first-year hockey coach Aaron Barnes could do no more than tip…