By Ray Hill It will soon be one hundred years since the people of Tennessee elected their first United States Senator by popular vote in 1916. Prior to that time, senators had been elected by state legislatures. The framers of the U. S. Constitution had never intended that members of the United States Senate […]
The SHS Choral Department recently presented “Tom Sawyer, the Musical” and didn’t fail to entertain and delight audience members. Faithful members of the community, family, and friends came to support the choral students who had worked for months in preparation for Seymour High School’s 15th annual musical. Also in attendance on opening night were Senator […]
By Steve Williams Jack Tate is not leaving Bearden High School. That’s the good news. Before this season began, Tate did announce he would be stepping aside as the Bulldogs head baseball coach at season’s end. That was sad news, considering the longtime assistant was just entering his third season in the head post. What […]
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By Sarah Baker A “boot load” of fans turned out for the Jack’s Back Party at Cotton Eyed Joe on Thursday, May 17. Jack Ryan was a live wire electrifying his faithful fans who have followed him from WIVK to his new home at Merle FM. Many in the crowed expressed extreme disappointment in WIVK’s […]
By Focus Staff The latest Knoxville Focus poll shows Knox Countians overwhelmingly favor Mayor Tim Burchett’s budget. Almost 400 Knox Countians were asked the question, “Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett has submitted a budget for the 2012 – 2013 fiscal year. Do you support or oppose the budget as proposed for the 2012 – 2013 […]
By Ray Hill Tennessee’s longest serving United States Senator, Kenneth D. McKellar, employed several secretaries during his thirty-six years as a member of the nation’s upper chamber. For sixteen years, Senator McKellar’s secretary was his youngest brother, Donald White McKellar. A “secretary” to a member of the Senate at that time would be the […]
By Steve Williams Seymour High’s softball team may have felt like it just stepped off a roller coaster after playing its TSSAA state sectional game against Maryville. The Lady Eagles were down, then up, then even, then way up, then holding on for dear life in their 9-8 win Friday night at Everett Park in […]
By Ralphine Major He held the forked peach tree stick in his hand and walked slowly. The end of the stick jerked and pointed to the ground. It indicated the largest vein of water lay beneath the ground right where the stick pointed. Our paternal grandfather was the one holding the Y-shaped stick from the […]
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