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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…

Pedal Power

Pedal Power

By Dan Andrews A fun and innovative idea of using pedal power for downtown transportation has come to fruition in the Central Business Improvement District Area. “Downtown Rickshaw” is a…

Governor Prentice Cooper, Chapter II

Governor Prentice Cooper, Chapter II

By Ray Hill By the fall of 1937, E. H. Crump, leader of the Shelby County political machine, was openly fighting Governor Gordon Browning. After having supported Browning for governor…

Doyle Human’s view of officiating turned from hate to love

Doyle Human’s view of officiating turned from hate to love

  By Steve WIlliams When Doyle Human came to his first meeting of the East Tennessee Federation of Umpires in 1962, one veteran official got even. “As I walked down…

WorkNow! opens in Fountain City

WorkNow! opens in Fountain City

By Tasha Mahurin tasha@knoxfocus.com Earlier this summer  WorkNow! Inc., a staffing company based in Morristown, TN, held a grand opening event at their new office, located at 4704 North Broadway…