School Bells Ringing in the Distance!

By Ralphine Major The days of summer vacation are dwindling, and the start of school is almost here!  It is fun to think back to our school days when a day was set aside to go to town.  That would be downtown Knoxville.  There were no malls in the sixties.  When we did not drive […]

It takes only one event

By Joe Rector You’re where you are in life through a series of events. I suppose the fact that for every action there is a consequence comes into play. At this point, I’m pretty sure that one major event in my life dictated what paths I’ve taken. The most serious event that changed my life […]

How to maximize your car accident settlement

By Jedidiah McKeehan Regardless of the extent of your injuries, a car accident can be very stressful. Dealing with a damaged vehicle and repairs is much easier than dealing with physical injuries and emotional issues. Remembering these five things can help to make your accident much less traumatic: 1) Keep a record of all […]

A Beach Wedding

By Rosie Moore Panama City, Florida is the closest developed port in the US mainland to the Caribbean entrance of the Panama Canal. It was first named Harrison. A developer named George Mortimer West hoped to spur real estate development in Bay County during a period of intense interest in the construction of the Panama […]

Claiming Peace

By Dr. Jim Ferguson A friend recently said she was disengaging from social media because of the political battles that rage there like everywhere else in these troubled times. I too have debated “tuning out” and proverbially running away to a monastery as people have done throughout history. Maybe I should claim a “safe zone” […]

The Knoxville Focus for July 25, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for July 25, 2016

Susan Horn Talks Education with 5th District Residents By Sally Absher Friends and supporters of Susan Horn, candidate for KCS Board of Education, 5th District, hosted a “meet and greet” at the Copperstone Clubhouse in the Choto area of West Knox County last week. Horn has been active in Knox County Schools since her […]

The Money-Bullies Are After Martin Daniel

By Steve Hunley Knoxville has a particular wealthy elite political class that has appeared with alarming frequency during the last several election cycles.  The Haslam family and its faithful retainers have recently had a habit of contributing money for their favorite candidates.  One such candidate was Board of Education member Tracie Sanger who received about […]

The Chalk Board for July 25

The Chalk Board for July 25

By Sally Absher Knoxville’s Summer Interns Create Mosaic in Honor of Zaevion Dobson High school and college students participating in the City of Knoxville’s Summer in the City internship program have created a mosaic in honor of Zaevion Dobson, the 15-year-old Fulton High School student who was tragically killed in December 2015. The 26 […]

The 1936 Campaign For Governor

The 1936 Campaign For Governor

By Ray Hill Hill McAlister had finally achieved his dream of serving as governor of Tennessee after two hard fought failed campaigns.  The descendant of two governors, McAlister had run a strong race against incumbent Austin Peay when the latter was seeking a third two-year term in 1926.  Peay had died suddenly in 1927 and […]