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Publisher’s Position: No Surprise About ‘Insure Tennessee’

Publisher’s Position: No Surprise About ‘Insure Tennessee’

By Steve Hunley Governor Bill Haslam is surprised over the defeat of his “Insure Tennessee” program inside a committee in the State Senate.  I’m not the least bit surprised. Evidently…

Haskell ‘glad’ he took Vine coaching job this season

Haskell ‘glad’ he took Vine coaching job this season

By Steve Williams David Haskell hadn’t planned on coaching basketball this season. He would be teaching health and physical education for the second year at Vine Middle Magnet Academy. Haskell’s…

Our Neighborhoods: Another Look at South Knoxville

  By Mike Steely South Knoxville has some beautiful historic homes and buildings and neighborhoods that are proud of their area and the history there. As you cross the Henley…

Jacob Whitesides to play the Bijou

Jacob Whitesides to play the Bijou

By Dan Andrews andrewsd@knoxfocus.com “Professional and genuine.” I continue to write those words repeatedly when describing Knoxville’s own Jacob Whitesides. Three years ago, I drove out to Nashville to cover…

Happy Valentine’s Day

By Rosie Moore Valentine’s Day is only a few days away, when lovers show their love in various ways. Here are some quotes from people about that day. “Love is…

Accoustics

By Dr. Jim Ferguson It’s difficult not to be discouraged these days.  I sometimes wonder if the uninformed are happier.  However, how can anyone not be aware of the ISIS…

Reason to Celebrate: Vols Welcome Class of 2015

By Alex Norman It might seem presumptuous, considering that most of these kids have never played a down of college football at any level.  But the potential that Tennessee’s recruiting…

Good ending: Wofford is a ‘perfect fit’ for Seth Marshall

By Steve Williams All’s well that ends well. That, it seems, was the case in the recruitment of Seth Marshall. The West High quarterback, who guided the Rebels to the…

Farewell, my good friend

By Joe Rector I am beyond hurt; perhaps the shock of the matter hasn’t yet ended. All I know is that my heart is broken and I can do nothing…

Dr. McIntyre Goes to Washington

By Sally Absher Last Monday during the BOE work session, Dr. McIntyre asked to defer his superintendents’ report to Wednesday’s meeting, saying “I have a flight to catch to Washington.”…