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The 1930 Senate Race: Cordell Hull Comes To the Senate

The 1930 Senate Race: Cordell Hull Comes To the Senate

By Ray Hill Cordell Hull had served in the U. S. House of Representatives since 1906, with one brief two-year interlude, when he announced he would be a…

In This Corner… Senator McKellar Slaps Publisher

In This Corner… Senator McKellar Slaps Publisher

By Ray Hill Tennessee’s senior United States senator, Kenneth D. McKellar, was well known for having a volatile temper and had won a well-deserved reputation as a feudist. …

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Knoxville Focus for December 22, 2014

Knoxville Focus for December 22, 2014

    A Beautiful Day for a Parade Hundreds of excited residents lined Chapman Highway…

Fire Department receives HAZMAT honors

Fire Department receives HAZMAT honors

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Knoxville’s fire department became the first in the state to receive…

77% Not Prepared For College or Career

77%  Not Prepared For College or Career

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com For 2014, the Tennessee State Report Card indicates that the high…

Sergeant York: The Movie of the Famed Tennessean’s Life

Sergeant York: The Movie of the Famed Tennessean’s Life

By Ray Hill Sergeant Alvin York was already quite famous when Warner Brother’s studio released…

Officers Help Community with Christmas

Officers Help Community with Christmas

By David Klein Area officers came together Thursday night for a good cause. Thursday evening…