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A Day Away: Watching Fireflies

By Mike Steely If you are lucky enough to get tickets to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park’s June  Synchronous Fireflies event you may find several surprises. Like most things…

World Cup Fever Hits Knoxville

By Alex Norman I’m going to admit that I’m writing this article on the eve of the World Cup, so for all I know Knoxville will show complete indifference to…

What the Ed Reformers Don’t Want You to Know About Charter Schools

By Sally Absher Last week The Focus reported on the Emerald Academy Charter application. At present there are 101 active public charter schools in Tennessee (k-12.state.tn.us/SDE). Many people think Charter…

Rising Above the Storm

By Ralphine Major It played out like a carefully orchestrated event with each participant making their entrance on cue. A look to the sky saw rain clouds announcing that a…

Focus on the Law: Wrongful Death

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law With the recent twentieth anniversary of the stabbing deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, the distinction between charges of murder and claims…

Knoxville Focus for June 16, 2014

Knoxville Focus for June 16, 2014

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Former players turned coaches giving back to Halls baseball

Former players turned coaches giving back to Halls baseball

By Steve Williams A new plan for baseball in Halls has already paid dividends and the long-range outlook is very bright. The key to it all is the coaching of…

God’s Place Thrift is on a mission

God’s Place Thrift is on a mission

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Vickie Johnson is on a mission. Literally. After many years as a caregiver, Mrs. Johnson received a call from her son. “He said God wants to…

Edward Hull Crump: The Boss, Part II

Edward Hull Crump: The Boss, Part II

By Ray Hill Following his ouster as Mayor of Memphis, E. H. Crump ran for and was elected Shelby County Trustee.  His removal from the mayor’s office was a humiliation…

Rocky Top draft opens summer season

Rocky Top draft opens summer season

By Ken Lay The Pilot Rocky Top Basketball League got its season underway with its draft Wednesday night at Doc’s All American Grille and Sports Bar. The league which opens…