Edward Hull Crump: The Boss, Part I

Edward Hull Crump: The Boss, Part I

Published March 26, 2012 By Ray Hill The modern history of Memphis is inextricably tied to that of Edward Hull Crump. “Mister” Crump was indisputably a political boss in a region of the country where political bosses did not normally flourish. Political bosses were hardly uncommon in the United States during the heyday of E. […]

Seymour Rotary Leader Completes P.E.T.S. Training

Seymour Rotary Leader Completes P.E.T.S. Training

Jack Funderburk, President-Elect of the Seymour Breakfast Rotary Club has completed a significant three-day training program.  Funderburk participated in the multi-state Presidents-Elect Training Seminar in Nashville in March. Mid-South P.E.T.S. prepares upcoming leaders in Rotary’s six districts in Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee. The training consisted of well-known exceptional speakers, informative roundtables and discussion groups, detailed […]

Independent’s Day!

Independent’s Day!

 By Focus Staff Political parties aren’t popular with the people of Knoxville and Knox County. That’s the message from the result of the latest poll conducted by The Knoxville Focus. Voters were asked, “In your opinion, should local elections be partisan or nonpartisan?” The results were a resounding and overwhelming vote in favor of nonpartisan […]

Alpha Omega Pest Control opens for business

Alpha Omega Pest Control opens for business

Local resident Robert Apperson is saving the world…one bug at a time. For the past 11 years, he has worked for some of the best pest control companies in the area and earned 5 Presidents Club Awards for outstanding sales and service. Apperson, a devout Christian, felt ‘led’ to begin his own business earlier this […]