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Knoxville Focus for Monday, November 17, 2014

Knoxville Focus for Monday, November 17, 2014

‘Where Inspiration Meets Perspiration’ By Joe Rector On Saturday morning, Nov. 8, the parking lot at Bearden United Methodist Church filled with cars from other areas of Tennessee and other…

Our Neighborhoods: They were here before us

Our Neighborhoods: They were here before us

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Over the past several months The Focus has looked at current and past neighborhoods around Knox County, those early settlers who helped build our area, and…

‘Mr. Speaker:’ Sam Rayburn of Texas

By Ray Hill “Any jackass can kick down a barn, it takes a carpenter to build one.” So said Sam Rayburn of Texas. Completely bald, thickly built and one who…

Lesa K. Smith pens ‘Love Letters to America’

Lesa K. Smith pens  ‘Love Letters to America’

By Ralphine Major “Heart to heart with God, surrounded by His capable hands, is a place of peace, rest and comfort for the weary.”  This is one of many inspirational…

Made in Tennessee

Made in Tennessee

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com You may think of our state as mostly rural and producing mainly agriculture, beef, and country music. But the Volunteer State, and especially East Tennessee, has…

Fulton runs hot in 51-14 win over Catholic

Fulton runs hot in 51-14 win over Catholic

By Steve Williams The freezing temperatures didn’t bother Rob Black during the game. “I guess it was because of my adrenalin,” said the Fulton High head football coach, who started…

Knoxville Focus for November 10, 2014

Knoxville Focus for November 10, 2014

Another School System Scandal By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com Last Wednesday during the regular KCS BOE meeting, Amber Rountree initiated a request for an external forensic audit of the Knox County…

The Veterans in Our Neighborhoods

The Veterans in Our Neighborhoods

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Many of our veterans and their families lining up for the Veterans Day Parade tomorrow may know of the various services available to them in Knox…

Back to Back! Catholic Girls win 2nd Straight State Title

Back to Back! Catholic Girls win 2nd Straight State Title

By Alex Norman It was a chilly afternoon in Murfreesboro, but the Knoxville Catholic Lady Fighting Irish burned up the main field of the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex. In a…

‘Mr. Speaker’: William Bankhead of Alabama

‘Mr. Speaker’: William Bankhead of Alabama

By Ray Hill For decades, one of the most politically and socially prominent families in Alabama were the Bankheads.  John H. Bankhead was both a Congressman and senator from Alabama;…