Another generation of Mynatt Brothers

By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com It is a common name in the Halls Community–Mynatt Road, Mynatt Cemetery, Mynatt Funeral Home, and Mynatt’s Furniture. There is another set of Mynatt Brothers with ties to Halls. They grew up on their family’s farm in Halls and attended all twelve grades in Halls schools, but these Mynatt Brothers have […]

Why aren’t comics funny any more?

By Rosie Moore When I was eight years old a classmate of mine talked me into going to Woolworth’s 5 & 10 cent store “just to look around.” We came to the comic book section and she quickly stuck a thick book in a purse she had. Then she told me to get one too. […]

Something Above and Outside Ourselves

By Joe Rector joerector@comcast.net I’ve tried to write this piece a couple of times but found it almost impossible. The key is to put it on paper without sounding preachy or religiously stilted. So, here goes another attempt. The main characters in books, TV, and movies are increasingly expressing their doubts or disbeliefs in a […]

FOCUS ON THE LAW: Supremacy Clause

Last week I heard someone complain that our state legislators just don’t understand the Supremacy Clause.  If that statement is true, I am sure they are not the only ones so I thought it might be worth briefly discussing the Supremacy Clause in this column. The Supremacy Clause is found in Article VI, Section 2 […]

Fern Street Road Closure [June 24 – August 31]

KUB and its contractor will close a short section of Fern Street to through traffic between Martin Luther King Avenue and Selma Avenue weekdays from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. beginning Monday, June 24, and lasting through Friday, July 12, as work is completed on the sewer collection system in this area. The only exception […]

Knoxville Focus for June 23, 2013

Knoxville Focus for June 23, 2013

  Click here to view the entire paper. Heroics on a budget Rescue Squad keeps City, County safe By Dan Andrews andrewsd@knoxfocus.com From performing harrowing water rescues under the Gay Street Bridge to using the Jaws of Life to free a car-trapped victim in Farragut, the Knoxville Volunteer Emergency Rescue Squad responds to a variety of […]

Councilman Nick Della Volpe pushes for improvements at mall exit

Councilman Nick Della Volpe pushes for improvements at mall exit

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com While commercial development within the city of Knoxville continues to expand both downtown and westward, Knoxville City Councilman Nick Della Volpe, is concerned about existing development- in particular the area that includes and is adjacent to Knoxville Center Mall in East Knoxville. Knoxville Center Mall, located off exit 8 on I-640, […]

The 1938 Senate Primary in Tennessee, V

The 1938 Senate Primary in Tennessee, V

By Ray Hill A  bare-knuckle political battle had rolled across Tennessee for the Democratic nomination fort the United States Senate in 1938.  The contest was a three way fight between incumbent U. S. Senator George L. Berry, Congressman J. Ridley Mitchell, and A. T. “Tom” Stewart. There was actually a fourth candidate on the ballot […]