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The Danger of Athlete Worship

By Alex Norman By many accounts, Tennessee senior linebacker A.J. Johnson is a team leader and a beloved comrade for the Vols. He is also being investigating for an inexcusable…

Knoxville Focus for November 24, 2014

Knoxville Focus for November 24, 2014

S-D Cadet Receives Bronze Cross Award On November 20, South-Doyle High School Army Junior ROTC Senior Cadet Jacob S. Hale was presented with the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross Award…

Rebels close strong, move on to semis with a 34-14 win over South-Doyle

Rebels close strong, move on to semis with a 34-14 win over South-Doyle

West will travel to Rhea County on Friday By Bill Mynatt, Radio Voice of South-Doyle Cherokee football on AM 620 WRJZ CherokeeRadioVoice@frontier.com After losing by a single point to Henry…

Fulton Relies on Quick Scores to Beat Sullivan South

Fulton Relies on Quick Scores to Beat Sullivan South

By David Klein The Fulton Falcons spotted the Sullivan South Rebels a brief 7-6 lead Friday night at Fulton, but it didn’t last long. Fulton reeled off 43 straight points…

‘Mr. Speaker:’ John McCormack of Massachusetts

‘Mr. Speaker:’ John McCormack of Massachusetts

By Ray Hill   “I have no hesitancy in insisting that Government in an emergency do everything that can reasonably be done to relieve human suffering and distress.” That was…

Our Neighborhoods: Alice Bell

Our Neighborhoods: Alice Bell

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com She was a remarkable woman, years ahead of her time, and her memory lasts through the many places and things named for her in Knoxville. Alice…

Semifinal win is bittersweet for Webb quarterback

Semifinal win is bittersweet for Webb quarterback

By Steve Williams Brock Beeler had tears in his eyes. The Webb School senior quarterback was happy the Spartans had defeated Evangelical Christian School and would be advancing to the…

‘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;…

Edward Hull Crump: The Boss, Part IV

Edward Hull Crump: The Boss, Part IV

By Ray Hill Edward Hull Crump, in partnership with U. S. Senator Kenneth McKellar, began his domination of Tennessee politics in 1932.  Crump was then a member of Congress, although…

Knoxville Focus for June 16, 2014

Knoxville Focus for June 16, 2014

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