The 1932 Governor’s Race In Tennessee, Part I

The 1932 Governor’s Race In Tennessee, Part I

By Ray Hill In 1932, Henry Horton was still governor of Tennessee.  He was eligible to seek reelection to another two-year term, but with the collapse of Caldwell and Company just after the 1930 election, Horton had barely survived being impeached.  Although he did survive, Henry Horton was a broken man, personally and politically.  Horton […]

Easter Blessings

Easter Blessings

By Ralphine Major Mother Nature is putting on a show!  She is covering winter’s drab canvas by weaving a tapestry of beauty.  Only days from the official start of spring, the earth is bursting forth with new life and new growth.  Driving down the highway, we seemed to be surrounded by vibrant green fields, yellow […]

The origin of Sunrise Services

The origin of Sunrise Services

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com What are you doing Easter Morning? Have you ever been to a Sunrise Service? Bet you don’t know the origin of those events. As early as 1732 the Moravian Church held Easter Morning Prayer services in Saxony. Following the prayers the young men of the church went to the church cemetery […]

Warriors do it their way, but bow to Brainerd at state

Warriors do it their way, but bow to Brainerd at state

  By Steve Williams Christian Academy of Knoxville’s basketball team didn’t have the outcome it wanted in the TSSAA state tournament, but you’ve got to give the Warriors credit for doing it their way. CAK bowed to Chattanooga Brainerd 76-52 in the Class AA quarterfinals Thursday at Murfreesboro. The loss ended the Warriors’ season at […]

Much of Loveville History Lost

Much of Loveville History Lost

By Mike Steely steelym@Knoxfocus.com You know Lovell Road don’t you? That busy stretch of road between Kingston Pike and Hardin Valley Road seems to get busier each week with the growth in West Knoxville. But I bet you don’t know how it was named or the history behind that area. Back in the early days […]

Beavers sweep Powell to open season

Beavers sweep Powell to open season

By Ken Lay A long offseason came to an end for the Karns High School baseball team last week. The Beavers had to wait an extra day but once they finally got on the field, they picked up a pair of crucial District 3-AAA wins over rival Powell. Karns beat the Panthers 1-0 at home […]

The Knoxville Focus for March 14, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for March 14, 2016

E-911 Director Change Possible By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Knoxville-Knox County Director of the E-911 System may be on his way to early retirement. The system’s Personnel Committee met in a called session Wednesday to hear the results of an employee survey and then discussed the various options concerning Director Bob Coker’s employment. Vicki Hatfield, […]

Demolition Derby

Demolition Derby

By Steve Hunley American presidential primary debates have become such a spectacle that I believe is harming the process. The current primary process began two years before people actually started voting. The longer the contest, the greater the expense and candidates must raise hundreds of millions of dollars just to compete in the primaries. By […]

Expressions: An Eye for the Different

Expressions: An Eye for the Different

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com You can’t help but notice the Expressions shop on Chapman Highway. No other business along the busy route is painted green and blue. And the window displays are always impressive and unusual. That’s the way that owner Melissa Rose wants it and prides herself with her selection of merchandise. You’ll be […]

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