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Edward Hull Crump: The Boss, Part III

Edward Hull Crump: The Boss, Part III

By Ray Hill Henry Horton had won reelection as governor in 1930, but within days the landscape of Tennessee politics was forever altered.  Both Horton and his closest political adviser…

Hepatology

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I used to like liver and onions; at least until I worked at an inner city hospital during my internal medicine training.  I’ve seen some bad…

Rosie’s World: In the midst of a storm

We’ve been having  quite a few “pop-up” storms lately. I take “pop-up” to mean a storm can happen any time, any where, quite unbeknown to us. Never heard of that…

A Day Away: Watching Fireflies

By Mike Steely If you are lucky enough to get tickets to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park’s June  Synchronous Fireflies event you may find several surprises. Like most things…

World Cup Fever Hits Knoxville

By Alex Norman I’m going to admit that I’m writing this article on the eve of the World Cup, so for all I know Knoxville will show complete indifference to…

What the Ed Reformers Don’t Want You to Know About Charter Schools

By Sally Absher Last week The Focus reported on the Emerald Academy Charter application. At present there are 101 active public charter schools in Tennessee (k-12.state.tn.us/SDE). Many people think Charter…

Rising Above the Storm

By Ralphine Major It played out like a carefully orchestrated event with each participant making their entrance on cue. A look to the sky saw rain clouds announcing that a…

Focus on the Law: Wrongful Death

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law With the recent twentieth anniversary of the stabbing deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, the distinction between charges of murder and claims…

Edward Hull Crump: The Boss, Part II

Edward Hull Crump: The Boss, Part II

By Ray Hill Following his ouster as Mayor of Memphis, E. H. Crump ran for and was elected Shelby County Trustee.  His removal from the mayor’s office was a humiliation…

Consanguinity

By Dr. Jim Ferguson “What kind of dog is that?” asked Mrs. S as I greeted her at my front door.  She was seeing me for a concierge medical visit…