The 1938 Senate Primary in Tennessee,III

The 1938 Senate Primary in Tennessee,III

  By Ray Hill The political pot in Tennessee ceased to boil when Governor Gordon Browning appointed George L. Berry, President of the International Printing and Pressmen’s Union, to the United States Senate on May 7, 1937.  Still, the pot certainly continued to simmer with a host of prospective candidates talking about running in the […]

A Brother’s Legacy

A Brother’s Legacy

By Tasha Mahurin tasha@knoxfocus.com Anyone in the auction business will tell you that each item has a story. And while every item has worth, often it is the story behind an item that determines its true value. This week at Fountain City Auction, a model train collection will be featured, and its story extends far […]

Rhythms of Life

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Ethnicity has little to do with rhythm because my grandson Noah has it.  We don’t know where he got it because my son-in-law doesn’t dance.  Perhaps it’s some recessive or ancestral gene that courses through Noah’s blood and allows him to move like no white man I’ve ever seen. Sitting on […]

Back to Back! CAK wins second straight soccer title

By Alex Norman They’ve made winning boys’ soccer championships a regular experience at Christian Academy of Knoxville. On Friday, May 24th, the Warriors won their second straight Division I Class A-AA title, with a 2-1 victory over Kingsbury. CAK downed Kingsbury for the 2012 championship as well. “It means a lot for the boys,” said […]

That ‘Green’ Thing

“Checking out at the store, the young clerk suggested to the older woman that she should bring her own shopping bags as Plastic bags weren’t good for the environment. The woman apologized and explained, “We didn’t have the ‘green’ thing back in my earlier days.” The young clerk responded, “That’s our problem today. Your generation […]

Whose right is it

By Joe Rector I don’t know about any other Tennesseans, but I, for one, feel so much safer knowing that our state officials are taking care of us. If you don’t believe they are, just check out State Senator Frank Niceley’s “fatherly” leadership. Niceley’s proposal would remove the arduous task of choosing Democratic and Republican […]

Focus on the Law: Depression and Social Security Disability

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law According to the National Institute of Health, 9.5% of the U.S. adult population suffers from mood disorders in any given year with 45% of these cases being classified as severe.  A mood disorder refers to a mental disorder “in which the underlying problem primarily affects a person’s emotional state […]

The 1938 Senate Primary in Tennessee,II

The 1938 Senate Primary in Tennessee,II

By Ray Hill The unexpected death of Senator Nathan L. Bachman had plunged Tennessee politics into turmoil. The responsibility for filling the vacancy caused by Senator Bachman’s death fell to Governor Gordon Browning. The pressure on Browning very quickly became intense and the governor found himself besieged by prospective candidates and their supporters. Browning was […]

Foundations

By Dr. Jim Ferguson “If everyone is thinking alike, someone isn’t thinking.” General George Patton One wonders if the General wasn’t prophetic.  Apparently, the Major News Media, Attorney General Eric Holder, Hilary Clinton and President Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, as well as the head of the IRS, his predecessor, supervisors and staff of […]