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Summer Number Seventeen

Summer Number Seventeen

Ronnie Milsap, six-time Grammy-winning icon, releases Summer Number Seventeen today – a homage to the various styles of music that shaped his singularly bluesy take on modern country, the 12…

The Window on Disease

By Dr. Jim Ferguson The chief professor of medicine during my internal medicine residency held that all disease was the result of some infectious process.  Jesus used hyperbole (exaggerated speech)…

Back Rubs

By Joe Rector Feeling low? Feeling lost? Feeling left out? All of us hit bottom several times in our lives. It’s during those blue periods that we most crave something…

Vols beat South Carolina 59-44 in SEC Tournament Quarterfinals

By Alex Norman It wasn’t a thing of beauty by any means, but it was a win… and in the SEC tournament, wins are not always easy to come by…

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…