‘Mary Poppins Jr.’

By Ralphine Major Get your tickets!  Show time is almost here! Lots of hard work and hours of practice will all come together under the leadership of Natalee Elkins, Director/Musical Director; Daniel Lineberger, Director/Choreographer; Taylor Branson, Production Coordinator; and Emily Carr, Production Assistant, as the talented cast of Holston Middle School’s Kids in America Show […]

I want to know

By Rosie Moore Why a bird can fly but I can’t? What is in a little pill that makes my body react? How can my grandson talk to me on my cell phone from Scotland? Why do bodies become allergic to certain properties in the air and on the ground? Why do good people die […]

Reminisces

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Sometimes, it’s hard for me to remember whether I’ve written about something or just thought about it. As a result, I have a new project putting my previous five hundred and thirteen Focus essays in a computer file which I can then easily search. If I had realized ten years ago […]

$17.5 Million in bonds, Greenway funds and Auditorium Repairs

By Mike Steely When the Knoxville City Council meets Tuesday evening the members will be asked to borrow funds of $17.5 million by issuing general obligation bonds for the city. The request comes from the Department of Finance and the mayor’s office said that much of the money will be used for the purchase of […]

Ethics Committee Witch-Hunt Outrageous

Ethics Committee Witch-Hunt Outrageous

By Steve Hunley The ethics complaint filed by perennial candidate Bo Bennett against Knox County Commissioners Charles Busler and Bob Thomas has gone from a circus sideshow to an outrageous witch-hunt. Bennett’s complaint was based upon little more than a news story in the Knoxville News Sentinel, allowing the joyous opportunity for the Sentinel to […]

First Creek Greenway inching its way north

First Creek Greenway inching its way north

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Someday several years from now you will be able to walk or bike from Fountain City all the way downtown. It’s years away but plans are certainly in the works. In the interim the First Creek Greenway is, step by step, inching its way north. Last week Mayor Madeline Rogero […]

Mr Speaker: Joseph W. Martin of Massachusetts

Mr Speaker: Joseph W. Martin of Massachusetts

By Ray Hill From 1931 until 1947, the Republican Party had suffered shattering defeats largely brought on by the Great Depression.  Following the 1936 election, where GOP presidential candidate Alf Landon only won the electoral votes of Vermont and Maine, Republicans in the House of Representatives constituted only 88 members. Throughout the decade of the […]

CNB opens branch next to Kroger in Seymour

CNB opens branch next to Kroger in Seymour

  Citizens National Bank celebrated the grand opening of its newest branch with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, March 30. CNB’s newest branch is located in Seymour next to Kroger at 10721 Chapman Highway, Suite 1, in the Seymour Kroger Shopping Center. The branch offers a full range of CNB products and services, including […]

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