Charles Evans Hughes

Charles Evans Hughes

By Ray Hill Charles Evans Hughes achieved just about every high office that could come to one man save one: the presidency, and he came mighty close to achieving that as well.  Judge Learned Hand once paid tribute to both Hughes and his son, Charles Evan Hughes, Jr., saying, the elder Hughes was the greatest […]

Peter’s late goal nets cup for Admirals

Peter’s late goal nets cup for Admirals

By Ken Lay It took a late goal and perhaps an extra game but the Farragut High School hockey club was able to win its third consecutive Moore Cup Championship Thursday night. “We did what we set out to do and we got 41 shots,” Admirals coach Jeff Lindsay said after his squad notched a […]

Fulton beats CAK for Region 2AA Title

Fulton beats CAK for Region 2AA Title

By David Klein In Thursday night’s Region 2AA Title game at Alcoa, Fulton took CAK’s best counterattack and thwarted a Warrior rally. Withstanding an 18-4 Warrior run in the third quarter, the Falcons picked up their defense in the fourth quarter, and Regional MVP Kentel Williams provided 12 of his 23 points  to give the […]

The Knoxville Focus for February 29, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for February 29, 2016

Large Turnout in Early Voting By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Not since the Obama-McCain election eight years ago has there been such a heavy turnout in Knox County during early voting and Tuesday’s Primary Election Day could reach a total of some 100,000 ballots being cast. Drawing the turnout is the national primary for president in […]

Sentinel Endorsements… I’ll Pass!

Sentinel Endorsements… I’ll Pass!

By Steve Hunley The Sentinel endorsement certainly doesn’t rank right up there with an Oscar, although to hear some candidates tell it, you’d think it does.  Of course if you don’t have anything else to brag about, maybe it helps. All these candidates bragging about the Sentinel’s endorsement ought to reflect for a moment on […]

Newell Sanders

Newell Sanders

By Ray Hill For a time, there was no more influential Republican in the State of Tennessee than Newell Sanders. Sanders was a Republican at a time when the GOP was at a distinct disadvantage in the Volunteer State, yet he helped to build his party and became a power in the national councils of […]

Penny Pawn is more than just a pawn shop

Penny Pawn is more than just a pawn shop

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com If you live in North Knoxville and drive Broadway you’ll likely be familiar with Penny Pawn at 4821 North Broadway but you may not know that the popular shop has been there since 1985. Founded by Mildred Mason and now owned by Pantelis Merianos, the family business specializes in gold and […]

Cas Walker

Cas Walker

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Knoxville and Knox County have produced some national heroes and personalities known around the nation; people who are from here or lived here before becoming famous. Folks like Dr. Bill Bass, founder of The Body Farm and noted author, and Jack Hanna of TV’s wildlife series. There’s also folks like Bill […]

The Knoxville Focus for February 22, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for February 22, 2016

Bud Armstrong— ‘The People’s Lawyer’ By Steve Hunley Less and less it seems people in public office can identify with the average person; people who go to work every day, work hard to put food on the table, buy braces for their kids and understand the value of a dollar. Richard “Bud” Armstrong is one […]

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