Legislature Back in Session

Legislature Back in Session

By Steve Hunley If the old adage about the country only being in danger when Congress is in session, Tennesseans are in danger as the legislature is in session.  There’s already been considerable speculation about whether the “honeymoon” between the governor and the...

Knoxville to celebrate 225 years

Knoxville to celebrate 225 years

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The birth of Knoxville and the push for statehood for Tennessee was a political struggle. While most residents in the “Southwest Territory” favored becoming a state, there were opponents in the U.S. Congress that wanted to delay...

The 1934 Senate Race In Tennessee, 2

The 1934 Senate Race In Tennessee, 2

By Ray Hill Part Two   To give one an idea of what life was like during the 1934 campaign, a lamb shoulder roast was 16 cents per pound; bran flakes were 10 cents a box; two pounds of trout fillet was 25 cents.  One store advertised a sale of women’s dresses - -...