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Tennessee’s Congressional Delegation 1945-46

Tennessee’s Congressional Delegation 1945-46

By Ray Hill Tennessee was represented by ten men in the U. S. House of Representatives and two in the United States Senate in 1945.  This column will provide mini-biographies…

Finding inspiration

By Joe Rector Inspiration is defined as “the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions.” Most of us acknowledge its effects on our feelings, but we also recognize…

What is… a Caregiver?

By Ralphine Major “Do you help an older family member pay bills or do household chores such as meal preparation, laundry, or cleaning?  Do you assist with medication, provide transportation,…

Big turnout shows fans’ appreciation of new UT coach

By Steve Williams Since Butch Jones became University of Tennessee’s head football coach last December, everything he touches seems to turn to gold, or in this case, orange. Even the…

Focus on the Law: Dealing with Bad Checks: Civil Court

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law When you receive a bad check it can be a major annoyance.  There are three ways to respond.  One, you can just accept the…

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…