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Knoxville Focus for Monday, November 17, 2014

Knoxville Focus for Monday, November 17, 2014

‘Where Inspiration Meets Perspiration’ By Joe Rector On Saturday morning, Nov. 8, the parking lot at Bearden United Methodist Church filled with cars from other areas of Tennessee and other…

Our Neighborhoods: They were here before us

Our Neighborhoods: They were here before us

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Over the past several months The Focus has looked at current and past neighborhoods around Knox County, those early settlers who helped build our area, and…

‘Mr. Speaker:’ Sam Rayburn of Texas

By Ray Hill “Any jackass can kick down a barn, it takes a carpenter to build one.” So said Sam Rayburn of Texas. Completely bald, thickly built and one who…

Lesa K. Smith pens ‘Love Letters to America’

Lesa K. Smith pens  ‘Love Letters to America’

By Ralphine Major “Heart to heart with God, surrounded by His capable hands, is a place of peace, rest and comfort for the weary.”  This is one of many inspirational…

Made in Tennessee

Made in Tennessee

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com You may think of our state as mostly rural and producing mainly agriculture, beef, and country music. But the Volunteer State, and especially East Tennessee, has…

Fulton runs hot in 51-14 win over Catholic

Fulton runs hot in 51-14 win over Catholic

By Steve Williams The freezing temperatures didn’t bother Rob Black during the game. “I guess it was because of my adrenalin,” said the Fulton High head football coach, who started…

Hoping for Change

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I have to admit that I missed the Vols’ recent come from behind victory over South Carolina.  Becky and I tried to hang in, but when…

Roll Around Heaven All Day

By Joe Rector Last Sunday, our church celebrated All Saints Day. It’s a time to remember those who have passed over the last year. The minister did a good job…

Peyton

It is a very important act of honor and respect.  I have seen it shown countless times in the news.  Usually, it is the United States President placing a wreath…

BOE Ends SAT-10 Test for K-2

By Sally Absher In a special call meeting during the BOE work session last week, The Board of Education voted to discontinue the highly controversial K-2 standardized assessment, also known…