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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…

Focus for Monday, April 1

Focus for Monday, April 1

Click here to view this week’s Focus. Brooks, Niceley Bills Would Take Away Your Primary Vote By Steve Hunley Time travel may still be impossible, but State Senator Frank Nicely…

Knox County Against Legislative Election of Senators

Knox County Against Legislative Election of Senators

By Focus Staff State Senator Frank Niceley and State Representative Harry Brooks are sponsoring a bill (House Bill 415) to allow the Republican and Democratic caucuses in Nashville to select…

The Independent From Kentucky: John Sherman Cooper

The Independent From Kentucky: John Sherman Cooper

  By Ray Hill   John Sherman Cooper was one of the most enduring and popular public figures in Kentucky in the post World War II era and he was,…