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A new fitness center opens in Seymour

By Tasha Mahurin Thirty-year-old Amanda Harmon is finally fit. “I began to struggle with weight in my early twenties,” Harmon told The Focus. “My weight ‘yo-yoed back and forth by…

Attempts for 2013

By Joe Rector It’s that special day when people everywhere wake to a new beginning. The first day of a new year is a time when folks reassess their lives…

Publisher’s Position: A Case of the Quivers

By Steve Hunley, Publisher Superintendent of Schools Dr. James P. McIntyre is beginning to promote his “State of the Schools” address.  This has become an annual event and not only…

‘Silent Night’ as the world watched

By Ralphine Major It was a P. Graham Dunn creation made in America, and I thought it was beautiful.  P. Graham Dunn is one of my favorite styles of Christian…

Had me at Kentucky

By Sarah Baker So I was sitting at Waffle House with my friend Katherine when a stranger approached our booth. “Can I have a few minutes of your time?” he…

William Gibbs McAdoo

William Gibbs McAdoo

  By Ray Hill Few men have lived as colorful and productive a life as did William Gibbs McAdoo, who was, incidentally, a one-time resident of Knoxville.  A lawyer, businessman,…

Let It Go, Let It Go, Let It Go

By Dr. Jim Ferguson In case you haven’t realized, the world has fundamentally changed and the “New Order” is now in charge.  As 2013 dawns it is apparent that my…

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: Stair Tech earned respect of perennial powers over the years

By Steve Williams Stair Technological High School was a newcomer on the Knoxville prep football scene in 1937, but it earned the respect of longtime powers like Knoxville High, Central…

Scared stiff

By Joe Rector I sometimes remember when a bad dream would pull me from sleep and leave me scared witless in the dark. The urge to run to my parents’…

Publisher’s Position: Debt Matters

By Steve Hunley, Publisher publisher@knoxfocus.com It is a somber topic to start the New Year, but such an important one that I think it bears discussion. Like so many Americans…