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A YEAR TO REMEMBER: Versatile Troutman made his mark at Austin-East

A YEAR TO REMEMBER: Versatile Troutman made his mark at Austin-East

By Steve Williams Dennis Troutman’s athletic resume was so impressive this past school year, Austin-East High School changed tradition and named him its overall Athlete of the Year, said athletic…

Foundations

By Dr. Jim Ferguson “If everyone is thinking alike, someone isn’t thinking.” General George Patton One wonders if the General wasn’t prophetic.  Apparently, the Major News Media, Attorney General Eric…

Love of Country

By Ralphine Major He became a graduate of Gibbs High School—eventually.  Our father and others in his class had their education interrupted when they were drafted into the Army during…

And your old men will dream dreams

By Joe Rector Last week was Pentecost Sunday. It’s that celebration for when the Holy Spirit descended upon the disciples and they spoke in the languages of all who were…

Focus on the Law: Whistleblowing

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law According thefreedictionary.com,  a “whistleblower is one who reveals wrongdoing within an organization to the public or to those in positions of authority.”  Insider access…

I’m back

By Rosie Moore If you are a movie buff (like I am) you probably saw the movie “Baby Boom.” Diane Keaton is fired from a high-paying job because she acquired…

Knoxville Focus for Tuesday, May 28

Knoxville Focus for Tuesday, May 28

Click here to view this week’s Focus. A Woman’s War By Tasha Mahurin tasha@knoxfocus.com It’s two o’clock on a Wednesday afternoon, and the weather report calls for hail and damaging…

Knox Countians Not Keen On President Obama

Knox Countians Not Keen On President Obama

By Focus staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked likely voters the question, “At this time, do you approve or disapprove of the job performance of President Obama?” Almost 64%…

The 1938 Senate Primary in Tennessee, I

The 1938 Senate Primary in Tennessee, I

By Ray Hill Nathan Lynn Bachman, Tennessee’s junior United States senator, had every reason in the world to be content; he had easily been reelected to his first six-year term…

Bearden High School’s Dan Parker awarded Tennessee Assistant Principal of the Year

Bearden High School’s Dan Parker awarded Tennessee Assistant Principal of the Year

Dan Parker, assistant principal at Bearden High School, was recognized on Wednesday, May 22 as the Tennessee Assistant Principal of the Year. Parker was recently recognized at a national ceremony…