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‘Hillbilly Bill:’ Congressman J. Will Taylor

‘Hillbilly Bill:’ Congressman J. Will Taylor

By Ray Hill   For twenty years, James Willis Taylor was the Congressman from Tennessee’s Second Congressional district. J. Will Taylor, popularly known to many of his constituents…

Congressman J. Ridley Mitchell of Crossville

Congressman J. Ridley Mitchell of Crossville

By Ray Hill   Long forgotten by most, John Ridley Mitchell was a member of Congress for eight years and twice a viable candidate for statewide office in…

Stories In This Week's Focus:

The Knoxville Focus for August 3, 2015

Can Cell Towers Be Stopped? By Mike Steelysteelym@knoxfocus.comCan anything be done to stop a cell…

Overpass dedicated to Avon Rollins, Sr.

Overpass dedicated to Avon Rollins, Sr.

By Focus StaffLast Friday there was a dedication to Mr. Avon W. Rollins, Sr. at…

An Insomniac’s Dream: Sleeping with the Sharks

An Insomniac’s Dream: Sleeping with the Sharks

By Dan Andrewsandrewsd@knoxfocus.comHave you ever woken up to sharks swimming above you? Recently, I had…

Percy Priest, The Unlikely Congressman

Percy Priest, The Unlikely Congressman

By Ray Hill   Percy Priest was an unlikely candidate for Congress and faced daunting…

The Office On Aging Offers Much for Seniors Part Two

The Office On Aging Offers Much for Seniors Part Two

By Mike Steelysteelym@knoxfocus.comThe Focus found that the Community Action Committee’s aging office offers so many…