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Our Neighborhoods: North Knoxville

Our Neighborhoods: North Knoxville

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com   North Knoxville is primarily fed by two main roads, Broadway and Central Street. Both Broadway and Central offer strips of mixed businesses, chic little clubs…

The Greatest Campaigner of Them All: Senator Estes Kefauver, Part Ten

The Greatest Campaigner of Them All: Senator Estes Kefauver, Part Ten

By Ray Hill Senator Estes Kefauver had made a spirited bid for the 1952 Democratic presidential nomination, only to lose to a candidate who had never entered the first primary…

Lady Falcons exceed expectations, earn Silver Ball

Lady Falcons exceed expectations, earn Silver Ball

By Steve Williams Fulton High’s girls basketball team couldn’t have done much more. After becoming the first in school history to make it to the TSSAA state tournament, the Lady…

Publisher’s Position: Gypped Again

Publisher’s Position: Gypped Again

By Steve Hunley Just when you think there’s nothing more the government can do to bounce against the ceiling of stupidity something always comes along to reassure you. A lot…

Let’s celebrate with the Irish!

By Rosie Moore Bring out the crock pot, chop up a head of cabbage, add a few potatoes and a can of corned beef and, voila! You’re ready to celebrate…

The lady in purple

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law March is Women’s History Month and I am inspired to write about an amazing jurist, lawyer, lawmaker and American woman, Sandra Day O’Connor. I…

SURPRISE!

SURPRISE!

By Ralphine Major “Is it true you once held Tommy Everette to 41 points?” I asked the Central High School standout of the sixties. “He was the best high school player…

Driv’n Mr. Jim

By Dr. Jim Ferguson The world is very complicated, and I can see why some folks just surrender or retreat.  I’m proud of my mother who has not given up,…

A Day Away: The Great Locomotive Chase

By Mike Steely Civilian James Andrews was born in what is now West Virginia. He became a merchant in Kentucky and was recruited by the Union Army. He operated along…

I’ve got an idea what you can do with those rotten tomatoes

By Steve Williams Basketball referees are human. They make mistakes. I know. I’ve made a few in my time. Fortunately, the rule book allows for some mistakes to be corrected.…