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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…

‘Mr. Speaker:’ Nicholas Longworth of Ohio

‘Mr. Speaker:’ Nicholas Longworth of Ohio

‘By Ray Hill If Nicholas Longworth is remembered at all today, it’s usually because of his marriage to Alice Roosevelt, the tart-tongued daughter of President Theodore Roosevelt.  Alice…

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Knoxville Focus for October 20, 2014

Knoxville Focus for October 20, 2014

Jamie Rowe Working Hard in School Board Race Second District BOE Candidates Square Off Before…

Publisher’s Position: Election for Sale?

Publisher’s Position: Election for Sale?

By Steve Hunley For several years, I have pointed out the connection between the wealthy…

Young Williams Animal Center to Launch ‘Paws for Reading’

Young Williams Animal Center to Launch  ‘Paws for Reading’

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@gmail.com This week we turn our dyslexia awareness focus to Young-Williams Animal…

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…

South Knoxville: Lake Forest, Lindbergh Forest

South Knoxville: Lake Forest, Lindbergh Forest

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Two south Knoxville neighborhoods are distinct in creation and in style…