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The Boy Wonder: Senator Rush Holt of West Virginia

The Boy Wonder: Senator Rush Holt of West Virginia

By Ray Hill Political success can come quickly and just as quickly be snuffed out. Rush D. Holt of West Virginia is a prime example of stunning political success at…

Big inning lifts Eagles

Big inning lifts Eagles

By Ken Lay Gibbs High School’s baseball team used a big second inning to keep its perfect district record intact Tuesday night. The Eagles (14-4 overall, 6-0 in District 3-AA)…

Northwest Middle School Leads Step Camp at Norwood Elementary

Northwest Middle School Leads Step Camp at Norwood Elementary

  By David Klein Norwood Elementary students are stepping into a new activity. Some students at the school learned about an extracurricular activity that enriches lives. The Northwest Middle School…

Knoxville Focus for Monday, April 8

Knoxville Focus for Monday, April 8

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Knox Countians Do Not Favor Campfield Bill

Knox Countians Do Not Favor Campfield Bill

By Focus Staff State Senator Stacey Campfield has proposed legislation that would penalize families receiving state assistance whose children don’t do well in school.  This week’s Knoxville Focus poll queried…

St. John’s Lutheran Church celebrates 125 years of service

St. John’s Lutheran Church celebrates 125 years of service

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com For a century, St. John’s Lutheran Church has stood resolvedly on the corner of 5th and Broadway in North Knoxville. The original members of the church,…

Senator Nathan L. Bachman

Senator Nathan L. Bachman

By Ray Hill Nathan L. Bachman is little remembered today, but was a highly regarded jurist and a popular United States Senator from Tennessee. Bachman was born August 2, 1878…

Even if it’s not at UT, Mathieu is close to a Division 1 ride

Even if it’s not at UT, Mathieu is close to a Division 1 ride

By Steve Williams There is still room in NCAA Division 1 basketball for the little man. We’ve seen plenty of good examples in this year’s postseason play. Diminutive guards Russ…

Southfest offers activities for everybody

Southfest offers activities for everybody

If you mention the movie “October Sky” in or around Knoxville, chances are that you’ll hear someone say they have friends, relatives or neighbors who appeared in the film. Thanks…

Former Central point guard could give Vols some pizzazz

By Steve Williams There were times this basketball season when Tennessee Vols fans were either complaining or yawning or doing both. That old saying in sports about “offense sells tickets…