Robert A. Taft of Ohio

Robert A. Taft of Ohio

By Ray Hill There are likely more pedigrees in politics than the American Kennel Club and if anyone ever possessed a pedigree, it would be Robert Alphonso Taft of Ohio.  For decades, Robert A. Taft was one of the most prominent members of the United States Senate.  The power of his intellect was acknowledged by […]

Richey becomes first Knight to ink athletic scholarship

Richey becomes first Knight to ink athletic scholarship

By Ken Lay When Brent Richey signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Chattanooga State Community College, he became the first student-athlete from Knoxville Christian School to receive an athletic scholarship. “This is just absolutely amazing,” said Richey, who plays both basketball and baseball for the Knights. “It’s awesome to be a […]

John W. Bricker of Ohio

John W. Bricker of Ohio

By Ray Hill Few politicians have a career as successful as that of John William Bricker of Ohio; state attorney general (an elected position in Ohio), three times governor and twice United States senator. Bricker came from very humble beginnings, born on September 6, 1893, along with a twin sister, in Madison County, Ohio.  Handsome […]

Clinton runs past Lady Bobcats 50-26

Clinton runs past Lady Bobcats 50-26

  By Ken Lay When Clinton High School’s girls basketball team lost to Central in a holiday tournament in December, Lady Dragons coach Alicia Phillips decided that it was time to make some changes. “We’ve changed the way that we run our offense since Christmas time,” Phillips said after Clinton shook off a lethargic start […]

The Knoxville Focus for February 1, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for February 1, 2016

Candidate forum draws crowd By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Knox County Commission candidate forum Thursday evening at the Emporium on Gay Street drew a sizable crowd to hear those people with primary opposition speak. Candidates with no opposition in their Republican or Democratic Primary did not appear. The event, sponsored by the League of Women […]

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