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‘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…

Jessie

By Ralphine Major Hers was one of the last Christmas cards we received just before Christmas, and it was special.  So is she! We met Jessie several years ago at…

Dirt and Depression

By Sarah Baker It has been a very dreary winter here in Knoxville.  With the yucky, wet weather and the constant talk of fiscal cliffs and local court fiascos, it…

Remembering Coach Barnhill

Remembering Coach Barnhill

By Tasha Mahurin mahurint@knoxfocus.com The history of the University of Tennessee football program is steeped in tradition and rich with legend. Sports casters utter names such as Neyland, Majors and…