Parade of Tractors

By Ralphine Major How long could it take to look at a tractor or two?  Longer than I had gauged!  There were tractors dating back to 1935, an orchard tractor with large fenders over the tractor tires, and a museum-like collection of antiques.  Our mother was most impressed with the miner’s lunchbox, probably because her […]

The Office On Aging Offers Much for Seniors Part One

By Mike Steely The Community Action Committee offers many, many programs to the citizens of Knoxville, including those handled within the Office On Aging.  The programs are so numerous that The Focus will spend a couple issues looking at what’s available to seniors. Recently The Focus met with Nancy LaFaro, Fred Massingill and Kathy […]

Congressman John J. Duncan

By Ray Hill   For two decades there was no politician in the Second Congressional district more popular than John James Duncan. John Duncan had hitchhiked to Knoxville with five dollars in his pocket to attend the University of Tennessee and remained, rising to become Law Director and Mayor of Knoxville and eventually won a […]

Fee perseveres and ends career on top

By Ken Lay Tanner Fee recently concluded a stellar and magical high school baseball career. He and others led Grace Christian Academy to a Class A State Championship. Fee, who was the District 3-A Co-Pitcher of the Year in 2015, has also received statewide honors. In 2014, he and the Rams reached the State Championship […]

Buyer being sought for Old South High School

By Mike Steely After years of sitting abandoned the fate of Old South High School looks brighter. Thursday the city held a public input session on the future of the old school and dozens of citizens, many former South High School students, attended the meeting at Dogwood Elementary and offered several suggestions. Becky Wade, […]

Tennessee at SEC Media Days

  By Alex Norman Football season might not officially begin for the Tennessee Volunteers until September 5th, but last week’s appearance at SEC Media Days certainly marks the unofficial start to the 2015 campaign. Over 1000 credentialed media members were on hand for the annual gabfest with players and the head coach for all 14 […]

Forecast at SEC Media Days: Alabama or Auburn in title game?

By Steve Williams The preseason football forecast that came out of SEC Media Days last week was a head scratcher. Georgia was picked to win the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference and Alabama was tabbed to come out on top in the Western Division. What was crazy was Auburn being voted to win the […]

Looking at the beginning 40 years later

By Joe Rector I received a message on Facebook not long ago. Bill Fogarty contacted me with information that his class was holding a reunion and that I was invited. Just being thought of was enough, but this class is a special one; it’s the first one I taught. Yep, the class of 1975 is […]

Great advice for women

By Rosie Moore It’s a dangerous world out there ladies, so be careful! Here are a few tips for consideration which will help you to be safe: Did you know that your elbow is the strongest point on your body? If you are close enough to use it, do! If you are ever thrown in […]

Piddle Diddle has Arrived!

By Ralphine Major What animal can hold a child’s attention better than a mischievous, cunning penguin?  Piddle Diddle is such a penguin!  Despite her small size, she can be an example to children.  Size is an obstacle only if you let it be, and penguins are some of the most entertaining animals on the planet.  […]

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