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Focus on the Law: Mental Health Commitments

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law “Commitment” is the common term used to describe the group of procedures for detaining or admitting someone who is mentally ill in Tennessee.  There…

Conscience

“To go against conscience is neither right nor safe.” Martin Luther By Dr. Jim Ferguson Perhaps it’s a bit late to talk about Independence Day, but I wanted everyone to…

Knoxville Focus for Monday, July 15

Knoxville Focus for Monday, July 15

Click here to view the full Focus for this week. Antiques Roadshow visits Knoxville By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com Billed as part adventure, part history lesson, part treasure hunt, PBS’s primetime…

Knoxvillians, Knox Countians Support Public Prayer

Knoxvillians, Knox Countians Support Public Prayer

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll posed the question, “Do you support or oppose prayer before public meetings or events?” Quite nearly 87% of respondents said they support…

Who is really being harassed?

Who is really being harassed?

By Steve Hunley There are times when silence is not golden and this is one of them. For those people who still read the Knoxville News-Sentinel, you may have noticed…

Governor Prentice Cooper, Chapter III

Governor Prentice Cooper, Chapter III

By Ray Hill The administration of Governor Prentice Cooper, unlike that of his predecessor Gordon Browning, had been relatively quiet. Cooper and Browning were as different in temperament as they…

Severance named Second Congressional District Stateswoman of the Year

Severance named Second Congressional District Stateswoman of the Year

By Tasha Mahurin tasha@knoxfocus.com “I am both humbled and honored to be selected as the Stateswoman of the Year from the Second Congressional District by my Congressman, John J. (Jimmy)…

Former tennis player, coach, and teacher is still a fan of the game he loves

Former tennis player, coach, and teacher is still a fan of the game he loves

By Steve Williams Louis Royal enjoys talking tennis. The former University of Tennessee player and head coach and longtime teacher of the game has many stories. It was also around…

Knoxville Focus for Monday, July 8

Knoxville Focus for Monday, July 8

To view this week’s Focus, click here. Whitehead wins second straight Rocky Top Title By Ken Lay For the second consecutive year Pilot Rocky Top Basketball League commissioner Andre Whitehead…

Knox Countians Opposed to Superintendent Being Paid More Than Governor

Knox Countians Opposed to Superintendent Being Paid More Than Governor

By Focus Staff   Knox Countians were asked the question, “Do you believe an appointed school superintendent in Tennessee should be paid more in salary than the duly elected Governor…