By Ray Hill The collapse of the House of Caldwell not only destroyed Governor Henry Horton politically, but Luke Lea as well. The governor, by the slimmest of margins, only narrowly escaped being impeached. The fall of Caldwell and Company would have far reaching implications for Luke Lea, not only politically, but also financially […]
By Dan Andrews On Saturday, July 7th, Knoxville’s own Jacob Whitesides not only performed in Nashville, but took part in a three hour long autograph signing session with long lines of female fans. Jacob was selected to perform at the prestigious “Teen Hoot” festival. The festival is a two day concert where some of the […]
By Steve Williams There’s no question the young boy would have had an excused absence. His dad had died just four days before the American Youth Soccer Organization’s National Games were to start in Knoxville. But Logan Ewing, goal keeper for the Knoxville Force in the under-10 age division, chose to play. His father, Leonard […]
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By Focus Staff For this week’s Focus poll, voters were asked the question, “In your opinion, should a person be required to be a US citizen in order to obtain a business license to legally operate a business in Knox County?” Overall, just over 80% of Knox County voters said they do believe one should […]
Troy Lane was officially sworn as the new chief of police at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Thursday morning. Assistant Chief Debbie Perry — who served as interim chief of the department before Lane’s hiring — conducted the swearing-in, in which Troy promised to uphold the United States constitution and the laws of the state […]
By Ray Hill Republicans had done well in Tennessee during the decade of the 1920s in Tennessee. The zenith of Republican success was 1920 when Warren Harding had carried the state; the GOP had elected a governor, and won five out of ten Congressional seats. That success was to be short-lived; Democrats won back […]
By Steve Williams Karns is hosting the District 6 Little League baseball tournament this week. Six teams are in the tourney, which is the first step to Williamsport, Pa., and the nationally televised summer classic. Karns has two teams in the all-star tourney for 11 and 12-year-olds, joining a team each from Union County, Maryville, […]
Since 1982, Smoky Mountain Home Health and Hospice has been serving thousands of East Tennessee residents in their home, nursing home, or place of residence. Now, thirty years later, Tammy Francis, RN, CDE, administrator and owner, still manages the agency on that she started literally out of the trunk of her car. She realized after […]
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