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Something for everyone at Neighborhood Conference

Something for everyone at Neighborhood Conference

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com More than 80 information booths, 32 workshops, door prizes, and all for free — sounds like a large event, doesn’t it? It certainly is and…

Governor Malcolm Rice Patterson

Governor Malcolm Rice Patterson

By Ray Hill Before the age of television, blue shirts and blow-dried hair, Tennessee had some of the most colorful political figures anywhere. Amongst those was Malcolm Rice Patterson, a…

Granddaddy looking forward to ‘hanging out’ with Kahlil McKenzie

Granddaddy looking forward to ‘hanging out’ with Kahlil McKenzie

By Steve Williams Thousands of University of Tennessee football fans are happy that Kahlil McKenzie signed with the Volunteers, but “Granddaddy” is probably the happiest. Sam McKenzie Jr. is Kahlil’s…

More Knox County Curiosities

More Knox County Curiosities

By Mike Steely Steelym@knoxfocus.com Here and there around our county are places where you’ll find curious things, places and some things that simply are interesting and odd. You can travel…

Governor Hill McAlister

Governor Hill McAlister

By Ray Hill   Hill McAlister very much wanted to be governor of Tennessee and made repeated efforts before finally achieving his goal.  Once in office, McAlister found it bit…

Chicken City: More than ‘Hillbilly Pride’

Chicken City: More than ‘Hillbilly Pride’

By Mike Steely Steelym@knoxfocus.com “We cut fresh meat daily,” said John Maxwell, General Manager of Chicken City on North Central in Knoxville. You’ve seen Chicken City, located at 2518 North…

Governor Thomas C. Rye

Governor Thomas C. Rye

By Ray Hill   Just after the turn of the century, Tennessee’s Democratic Party became almost hopelessly fractured.  The candidacies of two men helped to heal the deep divisions inside…

Publisher’s Position: No Surprise About ‘Insure Tennessee’

Publisher’s Position: No Surprise About ‘Insure Tennessee’

By Steve Hunley Governor Bill Haslam is surprised over the defeat of his “Insure Tennessee” program inside a committee in the State Senate.  I’m not the least bit surprised. Evidently…

Happy Valentine’s Day

By Rosie Moore Valentine’s Day is only a few days away, when lovers show their love in various ways. Here are some quotes from people about that day. “Love is…

Accoustics

By Dr. Jim Ferguson It’s difficult not to be discouraged these days.  I sometimes wonder if the uninformed are happier.  However, how can anyone not be aware of the ISIS…