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By Dr. Jim Ferguson Though we hear much these days about concussions, football players are not the only victims of head injury. I aver that Americans have had their hearts and souls and minds assaulted for years, and the attacks just keep increasing. No one knows in what context head injury produces the entity known […]

Partners encourage community support of child health

Celebrate Child Health Week   The Knox County Health Department (KCHD), TennCare Kids and a host of community partners are planning activities to observe Child Health Week, Oct. 1-7, 2017. In honor of Child Health Day, first proclaimed by President Calvin Coolidge in 1928, the State of Tennessee designates a week in October every year […]

Union Heritage Festival is fun for the entire family

Union Heritage Festival is fun for the entire family

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Where can you find an antique tractor parade, a feed bag toss, a skillet toss and a pumpkin seed spitting contest? How about music, vendors and local authors? The Union County Heritage Festival is a one-day event Saturday, October 7 at Wilson Park in Maynardville. There’s the Heritage Olympics, a “longest […]

Tennessee and the League of Nations I

Tennessee and the League of Nations I

By Ray Hill Tennessee had been staunchly for Woodrow Wilson, both in his 1912 campaign for the presidency and his 1916 reelection campaign. Tennessee’s junior United States senator, Kenneth D. McKellar, had been a fervent admirer of President Wilson as a member of the House of Representatives and if anything, his admiration grew as a […]

Fulton Routs Carter on Homecoming

PHOTO BY LEXIE GILLAND / FUL.COM Carter High's Quez Witherspoon is stopped in his tracks by Fulton's Josh Jones in the Falcons' 47-11 win Friday night at Bob Black Field.

Fulton Routs Carter on Homecoming

By David Klein Despite four turnovers, the Fulton Falcons dominated the visiting Carter Hornets on homecoming night at Fulton. Falcons’ quarterback Xavier Malone threw for 235 yards and four touchdowns, and running back Dorian Williamson scored three touchdowns in a 47-11 victory. Fulton dominated the first quarter. Taking advantage of a Hornet fumble, Malone threw […]

Visiting Historic Bulls Gap

Visiting Historic Bulls Gap

Want a visit to the past? Interested in ghost towns or almost ghost towns? Probably no place in our region is more typical of small, 1880s era towns than Bulls Gap in southern Hawkins County. Located between Morristown and Greeneville the little town began before the railroad but bloomed during the heyday of the American […]

‘The Wall That Heals’ arrives Oct. 4

In late June, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett joined members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Captain Bill Robinson Chapter 1078 and representatives from Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home to announce The Wall That Heals is coming to Knoxville this October. And now we’re less than two weeks until its arrival.   The Wall That Heals is a half-scale […]

Loss doesn’t really spoil Pemberton’s return to Catholic High

By Ken Lay Mark Pemberton made a return to Catholic High School Thursday night. His Rhea County team had a tough night and a lopsided loss, but that didn’t make a stop at Blaine Stadium. “I have some fond memories of this place,” said Pemberton, who coached the Irish from 2002-08. “I had a great […]

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