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A Hero on and off the field

By Ralphine Major He was scheduled to speak on Super Bowl Sunday last year, but was given a trip to the Super Bowl instead.  A few months later, he captivated…

Least of these

By Sarah Baker It was sixth grade, and I probably weighed sixty pounds soaking wet.  The rowdy cafeteria was being monitored by Coach Mike White, whose piercing blue-eyed stare and…

It’s (not so) great to be a Tennessee Vol

Hamilton’s unfortunate legacy lives on at UT By Richie Beeler The University of Tennessee athletic department is approximately $200 million in debt with a cash reserve of $1.95 million, according…

Knoxville Focus for Monday, February 4

Knoxville Focus for Monday, February 4

Click here to view this week’s Focus. Ruthie Kuhlman elected Chair of Knox County Republican Party By Tasha Mahurin mahurint@knoxfocus.com Despite the frigid temperatures on Saturday morning, Republicans from across…

Voters Sharply Divided On Digital Signs

Voters Sharply Divided On Digital Signs

By Focus Staff Knoxville and Knox County voters appear to be sharply divided in their opinions about digital signs.  This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked likely voters this question: “Do…

The Lunch House: comfort food at its finest

The Lunch House: comfort food at its finest

By Tasha Mahurin mahurint@knoxfocus.com In East Knoxville, just at the Magnolia Ave. and Asheville Hwy. split, lies a local lunch spot so distinctly “Knoxville” that one of their regular customers…

Hiram W. Johnson of California

Hiram W. Johnson of California

  By Ray Hill Few politicians enjoyed the lengthy career Hiram W. Johnson carved out in California.  Johnson’s time in public office was stormy, yet he remained enduringly popular.  By…

Panthers end perfect conference season with win at Halls

Panthers end perfect conference season with win at Halls

By Ken Lay Powell Middle School’s boys basketball team won its second consecutive regular-season Knox County Middle School Basketball Conference Championship last week. The Panthers (19-1 overall, 13-0 in the…

Burchett’s plan pays off

Burchett’s plan pays off

By Tasha Mahurin mahurint@knoxfocus.com While on the campaign trail in 2010, candidate for Knox County Mayor, Tim Burchett vowed to end the purchasing-card system for county departments under his control.…

The Doctor Is In: Freedoms

By Dr. Jim Ferguson In the late 17th century the English philosopher John Locke wrote a treatise on what would become known as the “social contract.”  In his paper Locke…