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The Vols Get Three (CAK) Warriors

By Alex Norman National Signing Day is a big deal across the nation, and it was in Knoxville as well.   Locally, one of the busiest stops was just off of…

Focus on the Law: Written Contracts

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law How many times have you heard the expression “Get it in writing”?   That is truly good advice for almost any transaction.  Enacted back in…

The time has come for action

General Assembly must address elected Superintendent By Richie Beeler Ask anyone who knows me. I am an advocate of elections. I believe the right to vote for government officials is…

Publisher’s Position: The Dance of the Eels

By Steve Hunley, Publisher Recent revelations by the Knoxville News-Sentinel indicate some serious problems with the Knox County school system.  Some brilliant reporting by Jamie Satterfield has brought to light…

A Tribute to Tamela

By Ralphine Major She left suddenly one Monday morning over two years ago when she was way too young.  An ambulance was summoned, but doctors’ best efforts could not save…

Jones’ foundation starts with ‘character’

Jones’ foundation starts with ‘character’

By Steve Williams Butch Jones, new University of Tennessee head football coach, was asked about Vonn Bell – a 5-star recruit who picked Ohio State over the Vols – early…

The Tennessee Gentleman: Governor Jim Nance McCord

The Tennessee Gentleman: Governor Jim Nance McCord

By Ray Hill Jim Nance McCord is yet another figure from Tennessee’s political history who is little remembered today.  Yet he was both a Congressman and governor; he also served…

The Doctor Is In: Reflections

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’ve become accustomed to writing my Focus essay on Wednesday afternoons after I’ve made hospital rounds and I’ve finish business chores.  However, grandbabies change your life.…

The Long Months Ahead (Without Football)

By Alex Norman The Super Bowl is over, and millions of football fans are asking the same question… What am I going to do with my life? Well, you could…

Honk if you already miss football season

By Steve Williams About this time every year, after the last football game of the season has been played, we hear fans moaning about the long wait ahead until next…