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A YEAR TO REMEMBER: Lewis played key role in putting Seymour softball on map

A YEAR TO REMEMBER: Lewis played key role in putting Seymour softball on map

By Steve Williams For Seymour High School’s softball team, the third time at the state tournament was not the charm. The 2013 season did not have a storybook ending. But…

Leviathan

By Dr. Jim Ferguson A song by Kathy Mattea resonates with me this week because I’m “home alone.”  Mattea described the lifelong relationship of Claire and Edwin, whose byline was,…

Eric Berry Maintains His Tennessee Connection

By Alex Norman On a beautiful late spring weekend, around 125 kids showed up at Grace Christian Academy for the Eric Berry D1 Iron Sharpens Iron Football Camp. For Berry,…

Another generation of Mynatt Brothers

By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com It is a common name in the Halls Community–Mynatt Road, Mynatt Cemetery, Mynatt Funeral Home, and Mynatt’s Furniture. There is another set of Mynatt Brothers with…

Why aren’t comics funny any more?

By Rosie Moore When I was eight years old a classmate of mine talked me into going to Woolworth’s 5 & 10 cent store “just to look around.” We came…

Something Above and Outside Ourselves

By Joe Rector joerector@comcast.net I’ve tried to write this piece a couple of times but found it almost impossible. The key is to put it on paper without sounding preachy…

FOCUS ON THE LAW: Supremacy Clause

Last week I heard someone complain that our state legislators just don’t understand the Supremacy Clause.  If that statement is true, I am sure they are not the only ones…

Knoxville Focus for June 23, 2013

Knoxville Focus for June 23, 2013

  Click here to view the entire paper. Heroics on a budget Rescue Squad keeps City, County safe By Dan Andrews andrewsd@knoxfocus.com From performing harrowing water rescues under the Gay…

Knox Countians Don’t Believe Teachers Should Have Automatic Increase

Knox Countians Don’t Believe Teachers Should Have Automatic Increase

By Focus staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked the question, “Do you believe public school teachers should receive an automatic pay raise every year regardless of job performance?” Over…

Councilman Nick Della Volpe pushes for improvements at mall exit

Councilman Nick Della Volpe pushes for improvements at mall exit

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com While commercial development within the city of Knoxville continues to expand both downtown and westward, Knoxville City Councilman Nick Della Volpe, is concerned about existing development-…