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Vols at the SEC Tournament

By Alex Norman The commonly held view was that Tennessee, losers of 8 of their previous 10 games, would be a quick out at the SEC Tournament. But if we…

Lady Vol fans should boycott NCAA home games

By Steve Williams Forget the protesting, the petition, the pleading. If fans really want to make a statement regarding the pending takeaway of the iconic Lady Vol logo and nickname…

Super Subs: Gene Cantley

By Ralphine Major He was the only sophomore on the team.  Gene Cantley played guard for Head Coach Bob  Dagley’s 1964-65 Gibbs Eagles when he was called on as the…

That Ghastly Potato Famine

By Rosie Moore The potato famine in Ireland lasted from 1845-1852. In the 1800’s Ireland was an agricultural nation populated by eight million persons who were among the poorest people in…

Rheumatism

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Aches and pains are a fact of life as you get older.  I don’t remember a lot of painful conditions as a kid, even with injuries. …

Tate’s School Students Celebrate Music, Global Diversity

By Sally Absher March has been officially designated by the National Association for Music Education for the observance of Music in Our Schools Month, the time of the year when…

Looking for James Agee and Alex Haley

Looking for James Agee and Alex Haley

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Ever been surprised by something you didn’t expect but it made you happy to find it? So, I’m watching one of my favorite movies, “The African…

Why the Education Establishment Hates Vouchers

Why the Education Establishment Hates Vouchers

By Steve Hunley The Tennessee School Board Association is busy pedaling an editorial written by the Executive Director of the TSBA for publication all across the state.  The education bureaucrats…

Louisiana’s Kingfish & the Squire of Hyde Park: Huey P. Long and FDR

Louisiana’s Kingfish & the Squire of Hyde Park: Huey P. Long and FDR

By Ray Hill   Two of the most successful politicians of the same era, Huey Pierce Long and Franklin Delano Roosevelt could hardly have been more different.  The handsome, courtly…

Old Time Cold Cures

By Joe Rector Everywhere I go this winter, I run into folks who are wheezing and sniffing and sneezing and coughing. This year seems to have brought with it plenty…