Clevenger puts Vol Basketball on the map and a rivalry is born

By Tasha Mahurin Zora G. Clevenger took over as head coach for the University of Tennessee’s football program in 1911 and three years later led the Volunteers to both a 9-0 season and a Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association title on the gridiron. However, until the Robert Neyland era, the University’s football coach also served as […]

Our Wildlife Visitors

<a href=””>By Ralphine Major</a> They are nature’s beauty at its best and most often seen on Christmas cards or in wildlife  magazines.  But, Mother Nature may be found in our own back yard.  An occasional sighting in the dead of winter can bring a spark of life to dark, dreary days.  Sometimes, I nearly miss […]

Publisher’s Position: Boyd Excellent Choice

By Steve Hunley, Publisher Governor Bill Haslam recently announced the appointment of Knoxville businessman Randy Boyd as Special Advisor on higher education.  Boyd, founder and owner of Radio Systems Corporation, has given both generously of his time and money to help education. Boyd has yet again demonstrated his commitment to education in our community by […]

Publisher’s Position: When The Wobbly Cobbles Come

By Steve Hunley, Publisher Last week I happened to be listening to the Hallerin Hill program, although I will confess it is not a program I listen to often.  Hallerin Hilton Hill that morning had a premise that was actually interesting; he was inviting callers to share their views on the national debt.  Mr. Hill […]

Is third Obama term a possibility?

By Richie Beeler The re-election of Barack Obama less than three months ago left conservatives wondering if one of their ilk would ever be elected to the presidency again. The election of 2012 once again proved America is a nation with a deep ideological divide. But the results suggest that divide is drifting slowly but […]

Sunday Night Popcorn

By Joe Rector In another universe and another time, Sunday was a day of rest. It was a day that defined the end of a hard week of work and school. That Sabbath was filled with some of the most comfortable and reassuring things for every member of the family. My parents took us to […]

Knoxville Focus for January 21, 2013

Knoxville Focus for January 21, 2013

Please click here to view this week’s Focus. MLK commission honors outstanding community leaders, organizations The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission presented special awards to two outstanding individuals as well as to a community center, an educational center, a youth organization, an animal hospital and a musical group. The following organizations were honored […]

John H. Bankhead of Alabama

John H. Bankhead of Alabama

By Ray Hill   For decades the Bankhead family was one of the most politically prominent in the state.  Today, perhaps the best-known member of the family is the late actress Tallulah Bankhead, yet Miss Bankhead’s father William was Speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives while her Uncle John was the United States […]