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Publisher’s Position: Haslams, PFJ Employees Deserve Our Prayers and Patience

Publisher’s Position: Haslams, PFJ Employees Deserve Our Prayers and Patience

By Steve Hunley The entire community has been abuzz since FBI and IRS agents descended upon the Pilot Flying J headquarters.  It has been one of the biggest news stories…

The Senator And Mrs. Vanderbilt: Senator Peter Gerry of Rhode Island

The Senator And Mrs. Vanderbilt: Senator Peter Gerry of Rhode Island

By Ray Hill There are few people in our community who haven’t either heard of or visited the magnificent Biltmore House.  Biltmore was the vision of George Washington Vanderbilt II,…

The Old Warhorse of Tennessee Politics: Benton McMillin

The Old Warhorse of Tennessee Politics: Benton McMillin

By Ray Hill Almost entirely forgotten today, Benton McMillin was one of the most popular politicians in Tennessee for decades. McMillin served in Congress for twenty years, two terms as…

Karns High student to compete in Miss Tennessee Scholarship Pageant

Karns High student to compete in Miss Tennessee Scholarship Pageant

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com Caty Davis has been participating in teen pageants for three years. Last year she was crowned Miss Knoxville’s Outstanding Teen, as well as, Knoxville’s Distinguished Young…

Welcome Home!

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I have always had a sense of wanderlust.  And I have been blessed and able to exercise this passion for travel.  They say that people’s dogs…

SWISH!! Give — Him — Two!

By Ralphine Major He got lots of “twos” during the 1964-65 basketball season.  His coach wishes there had been a three-point shot back then.  Leslie Spitzer, a Gibbs High senior…

Even if it’s not at UT, Mathieu is close to a Division 1 ride

By Steve Williams There is still room in NCAA Division 1 basketball for the little man. We’ve seen plenty of good examples in this year’s postseason play. Diminutive guards Russ…

The Tennessee Volunteers Baseball Team: Making a Difference

By Alex Norman It’s been a rough go of it for college athletics in recent weeks. From a Rutgers basketball coach videotaped throwing basketballs at his players heads while yelling…

A Good Neighbor

By Joe Rector I received news a few days ago that Ann Mier passed. Just today, I learned that her family wanted me to serve as a pall bearer, but…

Publisher’s Position: Campfield bill is mean spirited

By Steve Hunley State Senator Stacey Campfield has proposed a bill cosponsored with State Representative Vance Dennis which would reduce by as much as thirty percent state assistance for those…