The Knoxville Focus for May 30, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for May 30, 2017

Vintage Knoxville teams carry on ‘base ball’ legacy By Pete Gawda People in Knoxville have the privilege of seeing how the national pastime of base ball (original spelling) was played back in the 1860s when it was much more of a gentleman’s game. The field behind the Historic Ramsey House serves as the home field […]

Harvard Study Confirms Trump Coverage

Harvard Study Confirms Trump Coverage

By Steve Hunley Since Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States, the news coverage has been relentlessly biased.  If you doubt that, a new study from Harvard University should answer that question definitively.  The study, conducted by Professor Thomas E. Patterson of Harvard’s Kennedy School and the Schorenstein Center on Media, Politics and […]

Gibbs wins 10th softball title

Gibbs wins 10th softball title

By Steve Williams MURFREESBORO – Her team had played so well and hit the ball so hard in beating Powell 6-2 in the winners’ bracket finals Thursday, the hardest thing Gibbs High softball head coach Carol Mitchell had to do was get breakfast plans worked out for the following morning. “The funny part about that […]

100 Years Ago

100 Years Ago

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com There are no veterans left alive from the War to End All Wars. This year is the 100th anniversary of World War I and there are few reminders of that struggle locally except for one figure that stands in front of the Old Knoxville High School. The former city school is […]

The Knoxville Focus for May 22, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for May 22, 2017

Thirty-one candidates seek five council seats By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Noon Thursday was the deadline for qualifying and all candidates vying for the five Knoxville City Council seats now have until noon on May 25 to withdraw. Early voting starts August 9 and the Primary Election is August 29. Thirteen people have qualified as candidates […]

Admirals outlast Oak Ridge for region title 2-1

Admirals outlast Oak Ridge for region title 2-1

By Ken Lay OAK RIDGE — It was a battle. But in the end, Farragut High School’s boys soccer team left Oak Ridge with a Region 2-AAA Championship Thursday night. “Oak Ridge is a great team and they’re well-coached,” Admirals Coach Ray Dover said after Farragut edged the Wildcats 2-1 in the title match at […]

Cordell Hull Almost Came Home

Cordell Hull Almost Came Home

By Ray Hill Cordell Hull, remembered as the longest serving Secretary of State in the country’s history, almost abbreviated his service due to his unhappiness inside President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Cabinet.  Frequently feeling ignored, if not actually humiliated by a president who preferred guiding U. S. foreign policy himself, Hull began thinking of returning home […]

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