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Carter Glass of Virginia

Carter Glass of Virginia

By Ray Hill Rixey Smith, Senator Carter Glass’s long-time Secretary, wrote a flattering biography of his boss entitled “Unreconstructed Rebel: Carter Glass” and that Glass certainly was.  Indeed, it was…

The Summitt Legacy: A Personal Perspective

The Summitt Legacy:  A Personal Perspective

By Tasha Mahurin mahurint@knoxfocus.com One can’t properly pen a series about the heritage of the University of Tennessee’s athletics program without paying tribute to Lady Vols basketball Coach Pat Summitt.…

Focus on the Law: Social Security in 2013

Focus on the Law: Social Security in 2013

By Sharon Frankenberg Attorney at Law A bit of good news if you are one of the nearly 62 million Americans who receive monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income…

Knoxville Focus for January 21, 2013

Knoxville Focus for January 21, 2013

Please click here to view this week’s Focus. MLK commission honors outstanding community leaders, organizations The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission presented special awards to two outstanding individuals…

Focus Poll for January 21

Focus Poll for January 21

Please click here to view this week’s poll’s results.…

2nd Annual Game On Against Cancer to raise funds for Thompson Cancer Survival Center

2nd Annual Game On Against Cancer to raise funds for Thompson Cancer Survival Center

By Tasha Mahurin Mahurint@knoxfocus.com Knoxville’s “go-to” store for home entertainment, Games and Things, has teamed up with a number of local sponsors to host a second annual fundraiser to benefit…

John H. Bankhead of Alabama

John H. Bankhead of Alabama

By Ray Hill   For decades the Bankhead family was one of the most politically prominent in the state.  Today, perhaps the best-known member of the family is the late…

Clevenger puts Vol Basketball on the map and a rivalry is born

Clevenger puts Vol Basketball on the map and a rivalry is born

By Tasha Mahurin mahurint@knoxfocus.com Zora G. Clevenger took over as head coach for the University of Tennessee’s football program in 1911 and three years later led the Volunteers to both…

Jazz Lunch at the Square Room features ‘Tribute to Nat King Cole’

Jazz Lunch at the Square Room features  ‘Tribute to Nat King Cole’

The Square Room, in partnership with the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra and WUOT 91.9FM, is now hosting a Jazz Lunch series on the first Wednesday of each month from noon to…

Knoxville Focus for January 14, 2013

Knoxville Focus for January 14, 2013

Click here to view this week’s entire paper. Massey appointed Chairman of Senate Calendar Committee State Senator Becky Duncan Massey (R-Knoxville) has been appointed Chairman of the Senate Calendar Committee. …