The End Game

The End Game

By Steve Hunley All too often, it seems like many of us have lost sight of the purpose of education.  When everything else is scraped away, all that remains is getting a job and becoming a productive citizen.  The culmination of secondary education is to finish high school and go on to further one’s education […]

Fourth and Gill opening homes for tour

Fourth and Gill opening homes for tour

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Historic Fourth and Gill neighborhood is offering the public a chance to tour several homes and buildings there Sunday. Included in the tour are the Graystone Mansion, now the home of WATE Television, and the stately Central United Methodist Church. Guests can leisurely walk the neighborhood to visit the featured […]

Tennessee and American Neutrality, Part VII

Tennessee and American Neutrality, Part VII

By Ray Hill With the outbreak of war in Europe following Adolf Hitler’s invasion of Poland, the United States of America was faced with an unpleasant reality.  Neutrality acts had been passed by the Congress in 1936, 1936 and 1937, but the war between Germany, Great Britain and France was eerily reminiscent of the First […]

How Knox County places were named

How Knox County places were named

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com If you’re new to Knox County or a native-born resident you may have wondered about place names and how the names were chosen. There is some confusion over some of the place names and little is known about the origin of other names. Take Powell Station for instance. The growing area […]

Rezoning meeting held at Holston Middle

Rezoning meeting held at Holston Middle

By Pete Gawda Only a handful of people attended a meeting Tuesday evening at Holston Middle School that was to explain the proposed rezoning for the new Hardin Valley and Holston middle schools and answer their questions. The small number was in contrast to the large crowd that attended a meeting several weeks ago at […]

The Transformation of America

The Transformation of America

By Steve Hunley The United States of America is undergoing a transformation that ought to concern folks. Today there are two very different and distinct Americas. Resistance to the federal government of the United States is prevalent in our society today, led by the corporate media in this country blatantly trying to destroy the president. […]

Bobcats enjoy historic stay at Bearden Invitational

Bobcats enjoy historic stay at Bearden Invitational

  By Ken Lay Central High School’s boys soccer team is quickly establishing itself as a competitor in East Tennessee. And new head coach Chris Quinn has stiffened the Bobcats’ schedule in 2017 and Central has responded by going toe-to-toe with the Volunteer State’s elite powerhouse teams. Central recently competed in the Bearden Invitational, the […]

Tennessee and American Neutrality, VI

Tennessee and American Neutrality, VI

By Ray Hill Tennessee’s senior United States senator, Kenneth D. McKellar, had declared himself solidly behind Secretary of State Cordell Hull’s plan to revise the neutrality act.  McKellar had also urged President Franklin Roosevelt to call Congress into special session to consider neutrality legislation following Adolf Hitler’s invasion of Poland.  McKellar had visited with reporters […]

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