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By Ralphine Major I study the cover before opening it. The simple format is striking. A traditional, small country church, whose architectural style is fast fading from America’s landscape, stands proudly in the background. In the shadows of leafless trees, its beautiful steeple meets the sky. Standing in front of the church is a man […]
By Dan Andrews An epic battle of “David verse Goliath” is occurring in radio and it appears that David, or in this case, Jack Ryan, might emerge victorious. The award-winning DJ was recently let go by a powerhouse country radio station and was replaced by “syndication.” That means the radio station brought in a DJ […]
By Focus Staff The Knoxville Focus asked quite nearly 500 voters, “Knox County School Superintendent James McIntyre has proposed extending the school year up to seven days at a total cost of $7 million. Do you support or oppose extending the school year?” Almost 76% of Knoxvillians and Knox Countians oppose extending the school year […]
By Ken Lay Hardin Valley Academy has fielded a varsity baseball team for four seasons and the Hawks have already proven that they are a force to be reckoned with on the diamond. Hardin Valley claimed its second consecutive District 3-AAA Tournament Championship with a 4-1 victory over top-seeded Halls Thursday night before an enthusiastic […]
By Ray Hill Kenneth Douglas McKellar arrived in the United States Senate in 1917 and it was a much sleepier place than it would become a few decades later. Capitol Hill has always been almost a world unto itself through the ages and still is; the Senate had its own post office, barber shop, […]
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By Sarah Baker On Thursday, May 3, The Metropolitan Planning Commission held a public meeting in the community room at the Cansler Family YMCA to hear input regarding proposed zoning regulations for the placement of facilities for cremation in the City of Knoxville. Last fall Gentry-Griffey Funeral Chapel in Fountain City received a permit from […]
By Dr. Jim Ferguson Somehow in the midst of all the turmoil, life goes on and renews itself. On May Day my grandson arrived, and things seem brighter now. Yes, the destruction continues in Washington, wars rage around the world and injustice is even encountered in our City government. But, now a new star shines […]