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5th grade student at Adrian Burnett plans to raise $20K for class trip

5th grade student at Adrian Burnett plans to raise $20K for class trip

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com “While running for student council, everyone kept asking why I was running,” 5th grade student Jordan Bishop told The Focus. “I decided that I wanted to…

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

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

Estes Kefauver had quite nearly managed the impossible by getting himself elected to the United States Senate in 1948.  Kefauver took advantage of E. H. Crump’s mistake in refusing to…

Gilley to play soccer at Pfeiffer University

Gilley to play soccer at Pfeiffer University

By Ken Lay Powell High School senior soccer player Deidre Gilley will continue her athletic career. She made that official recently when she signed to play collegiate soccer at Pfeiffer…

South Knoxville Part One: Chapman Highway and Vestal

South Knoxville Part One: Chapman Highway and Vestal

As part of our continuing series focusing on “Our Neighborhoods” we begin looking at South Knoxville. That portion of the Knox County communities will include several upcoming issues as we…

Something Happens

By Dr. Jim Ferguson The other day my mother-in-law called me to say she’s been thinking about pharmaceutical development.  She wondered if this might be a topic for my column. …

LOVE makes ‘a good team’

By Ralphine Major It was likely the most popular decade of our time.  Rock-n-roll music, poodle skirts, and bobby socks were images of the fifties.  Eisenhower was our nation’s leader,…

Todd Kelly Jr. Stays Home

By Alex Norman It used to be a day of surprises… but more and more, National Signing Day… the day high school football players sign their Letters of Intent to…

Super blowout could turn out to be Peyton’s last game

By Steve Williams The biggest worry going into Super Bowl XLVIII was the weather. But that turned out to be the least of worries. Still, the most watched game of…

Focus on the Law: Perjury

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Perjury is a crime categorized in Tennessee as an offense against the administration of government.  Legal proceedings rely on the statements of witnesses, both…

Gov. Haslam’s ‘Tennessee Promise’ Deserves Legislature’s Support

By Steve Hunley Governor Bill Haslam unveiled his “Tennessee Promise” plan in his State of the State address. Evidently, the governor had not previously shared his plan with the members…