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Vols help Cuonzo weather storm, outlook is brighter

By Steve Williams Criticism of the University of Tennessee men’s basketball program was raining down after a disappointing 65-58 home loss to North Carolina State on Dec. 18. Some fans…

The Agony of Defeat

By Alex Norman “Losing feels worse than winning feels good.” – Vin Scully As I watched the end to the final (thank you baby Jesus) BCS National Championship game, I…

Local weather enthusiasts needed to improve forecasts

Local weather enthusiasts needed to improve forecasts

By Dan Andrews andrewsd@knoxfocus.com A well-known American writer said once that while everybody talked about the weather, nobody seemed to do anything about it. Nowadays, with the recent advances in…

A Day Away: Old theatre reveals keep-sakes

By Mike Steely Last week’s huge Ninth Annual Advertising Auction at Fountain City Auction inspired me to go dig out some old promotional buttons or pins I found years ago…

Genetic Snippets

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’ve heard it said that in retirement you work even harder.  I’m not convinced of this yet, but it is different. As my readers know, I’ve…

Knoxville Focus for January 13, 2014

Knoxville Focus for January 13, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus. Travel Channel comes to Fountain City Auction By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Lots of auction goers were surprised Saturday morning when Fountain City Auction…

January 13 Focus Poll

January 13 Focus Poll

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Publisher’s Position: School Board Races: A Referendum on McIntyre?

Publisher’s Position: School Board Races: A Referendum on McIntyre?

By Steve Hunley With the arrival of the New Year, politics will heat up in Knox County.  Virtually every office in the county is up for grabs, with the exception…

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

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

By Ray Hill My grandmother was from Madisonville, Tennessee and I recall very well her traveling from her home in Maryville to attend the funeral of Senator Estes Kefauver in…

Passion, perseverance behind the development of ColoMarker

Passion, perseverance behind the development of ColoMarker

At 75 years old, Tommye Jordan is a quick witted, energetic grandmother; dressed unassumingly in a festive holiday sweater…. She is also responsible for ColoMarker- a groundbreaking medical diagnostic test…