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Knox Countians Believe In Drug Testing for Public Assistance

Knox Countians Believe In Drug Testing for Public Assistance

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked the question, “In your opinion, should welfare recipients be required to submit to drug testing upon request by the government?” Almost…

Run to the Wall

Run to the Wall

On Tuesday, May 21,, a motorcade consisting of 60 motorcycles from the American Legion Post 2 in Knoxville will arrive at the World’s Fair Park in downtown Knoxville with police escort.…

The Professor In Politics: J. William Fulbright of Arkansas

The Professor In Politics: J. William Fulbright of Arkansas

  By Ray Hill While growing up, one of the names I heard most frequently on the television news was that of J. William Fulbright, the senator from Arkansas and…

Admirals sail rough waters to reach state

Admirals sail rough waters to reach state

By Steve Williams There’s a baseball saying that “Walks will Haunt.” Farragut High’s baseball team definitely got spooked Friday night but managed to survive. Despite giving up nine bases on…

CAK wins third straight regional title, hands Gibbs first loss

CAK wins third straight regional title, hands Gibbs first loss

By Ken Lay Christian Academy of Knoxville won its third consecutive Region 2-A/AA soccer championship Wednesday night at Gibbs High School’s Ernest Whited Field. The Warriors used three first-half goals…

Guest Editorial: Give us shelter

Guest Editorial: Give us shelter

By Hubert Smith KTA Commissioner Last year when the flagship campus of The University of Tennessee announced it was no longer contracting with Knoxville Area Transit to provide services to…

Internal Musings

By Dr. Jim Ferguson From time to time patients ask me if I do surgery.  Of course, what they mean is do I perform minor surgical procedures, since it is…

All of a sudden, Vols really need a point guard

By Steve Williams Remember the United States Army recruiting picture of Uncle Sam pointing his finger and declaring, “I Want You!” Keep that in mind as you read on, except…

Basketball, Rabbits, and a Loving Mother

By Ralphine Major Her sons wore Nos. 40 and 42 on the Gibbs High School 1964-65 basketball team.  Virginia and her late husband, Clay Graves, were well-known leaders in the…

Do What?

By Joe Rector It’s a world where I’m losing ground. I consider myself technologically educated, or at least I did until recently. That’s when my ignorance became glaringly obvious, and…