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Slowly but surely, I’ve become a fan of Speedy

By Steve Williams It took me over three years to become a fan of Meighan Simmons. The Tennesee Lady Vol who Pat Summitt nicknamed “Speedy” was a turnover machine as…

Focus on the Law: The death penalty in Tennessee

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law When Tennessee became a state in 1796, its Constitution allowed capital punishment. As was the case in those times, this punishment was typically accomplished…

Knoxville Focus for March 17, 2014

Knoxville Focus for March 17, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus online. Commission Candidate Ed Brantley visits Corryton By David Klein A retired Knoxville radio executive is looking for a new way to serve the…

Knox Countians Favor State Control of Schools

Knox Countians Favor State Control of Schools

By Focus Staff This week’s Focus poll posed the question, “In your opinion, should state government or the federal government determine the curriculum in public schools?” 82.29% of respondents said…

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…