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Robert LaFollette, Jr. of Wisconsin

Robert LaFollette, Jr. of Wisconsin

By Ray Hill Robert Marion LaFollette, Jr. came into this world with just about every advantage one could hope for; yet, he suffered from depression and eventually ended his own…

Bearden opens new soccer locker room

Bearden opens new soccer locker room

By Ken Lay Bearden High School soccer coach Ryan Radcliffe saw his dream come true Tuesday night at Bruce Allender Field. “I always set my goals high,” Radcliffe said before…

Knoxville recalls the Civil War: ‘The beginning and the end’

Knoxville recalls the Civil War: ‘The beginning and the end’

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Tennessee historian and co-chair of the Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Dr. Carroll Van West, could not have said it better: “This is a great day,…

Admirals blow lead, settle for tie with Knights

Admirals blow lead, settle for tie with Knights

By Ken Lay A 6-6 tie left both the Farragut High School hockey club and the Knoxville Knights feeling a little disappointed Thursday night. Neither team was happy with the…

Legal and Public Notices for December 8, 2014

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Benny Carroll Moody Docket Number 75660-2 Notice is hereby given that on the 21st day of November, 2014, letters testamentary in respect of the Estate…

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Isms

By Dr. Jim Ferguson As a grandfather and a writer I know words are important.  My grandson’s use of words is increasing rapidly, and he now expresses his desires in…

Bowl outcome should determine whether or not Butch gets raise

By Steve Williams I’ve heard reports University of Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart will be giving head football coach Butch Jones a contract extension and pay raise this week. From…

‘Christmas time’s a coming’

By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com It was the perfect start to a December day—the sighting of a baby deer in the field outside our barn.  Beauty abounds in nature this time…

Mincemeat Pie anyone?

By Rosie Moore I did not make mincemeat pie this Thanksgiving simply because only I and one or two other people like it and I end up throwing most of it away,…