Mountain Majesty

By Ralphine Major “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.” Psalm 121:1 (KJV) It is a sight that brings to mind beautiful songs and inspirational scripture. I think of the breath-taking grandeur of the mountains as a gift from God. I marvel at their beauty and think of […]

Blossoming

By Joe Rector I find it interesting how living things start at one point and manage take it to a grander level. It’s a fascinating aspect about all things. A flower starts as a seed or a bulb. Given the right kind of soil and nutrients, those beginnings grow and eventually produce buds. Before we […]

Josh Dobbs will be an NFL quarterback

By Alex Norman During his four years at Tennessee, Josh Dobbs was seemingly known first and foremost as a smart kid that also played quarterback. That was the narrative.  There were seemingly endless stories in print, on-line and on your television about how Dobbs was an aerospace engineering major.  He was named one of the […]

Modern Life

By Dr. Jim Ferguson At the risk of being labeled insensitive, it is obvious to me that men and women are different. And despite the media and the PC culture working overtime to tell us otherwise, we are created male and female. Of course there are exceptions in sexuality because being human comprises a spectrum […]

The Knoxville Focus for April 24, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for April 24, 2017

Halls marks milestone for outdoor classroom By Ken Lay   The air smelled of barbecue and the Halls High School band’s saxophone ensemble played a few classic jazz tunes while the community’s schools celebrated a milestone anniversary for the Halls High School outdoor classroom Thursday night. The classroom benefits students in all areas at HHS, […]

Service to customers is key at Broadway Carpets

Service to customers is key at Broadway Carpets

By Mike Steely “The right product for the right job,” could be the motto of a well-known and respected floor covering business that has served our area for more than 37 years. Broadway Carpets, Inc. was started by John MacLellan, Bill Finley and Larry Kelsey. All three men are still with the firm and still […]

Eagles nab first place with win at Powell 4-0

Eagles nab first place with win at Powell 4-0

  By Ken Lay   Gibbs High School left Powell Wednesday night in sole possession of first place in the District 3-AAA baseball standings. The Eagles got a stellar pitching performance from junior right hander Cameron Hill in a 4-0 victory over the host Panthers at Danny T. Maples Field. That win, coupled with Gibbs’ […]

Tennessee and American Neutrality,  Part Eight

Tennessee and American Neutrality,  Part Eight

Tennessee’s senior United States senator, Kenneth D. McKellar, had moved strongly behind the neutrality program of President Franklin Roosevelt and Secretary of State Cordell Hull.  McKellar was unquestionably the longest serving and most powerful member of Tennessee’s Congressional delegation and his support for Hull’s program was shared by most members of Congress representing the Volunteer […]

Halls BPA looks to future

Halls BPA looks to future

By Mike Steely The Halls Business and Professional Association usually draws a good crowd for their meetings at the Beaver Brook Country Club and Tuesday was no exception. Business professionals from the community heard of proposals about the future of Halls Crossroads, some designed by University of Tennessee graduate students. Liz Albertson, senior planner for […]

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