Vice President Harry Truman

By Ray Hill Only three men served less time in office as Vice President of the United States than Harry S. Truman. John Tyler succeeded to the presidency after thirty-one days when William Henry Harrison caught cold, which turned into pneumonia. Andrew Johnson had been vice president for forty-two days when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. […]

Community Chest, FISH help the needy

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “Many people with limited incomes cannot clothe their families at the prices charged by most non-profit thrift stores. Our aim is to get the needed items to people at the lowest prices while covering operating expenses,” the leaflet for the Community Chest states. The store, with locations at 1508 North Central […]

Safety Center, Crime, Coliseum are 2016 Concerns

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Recently The Knoxville Focus asked more than three dozen elected officials and office seekers what their main goal or concern is for 2016. Various elected officials responded to the question.   The Safety Center The most popular reply was the need for a Knox County-Knoxville Safety Center.  A Safety Center could […]

Corryton’s Christmas Parade

By Ralphine Major It was a warm, sunny December day—perfect weather for a parade in East Tennessee!  On Saturday, December 12, 2015, the Second Annual Corryton Christmas Parade full of floats including the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), all sizes of vehicles, and lots of beautiful horses lined up behind the ballfield.  The parade route […]

Newfangled Things

By Joe Rector I made a run to Costco the week before Christmas. My goal was to pick up a few things that Amy had on her list. I arrived before the place even opened, quick-stepped it through the entrance a few minutes later and arrived back at the car in about 10 minutes. Leaning […]

Thoughts for 2016

By Rosie Moore Shopping is finished, baking is finished, decorating is finished, wrapping is finished, and that great day has arrived and went. Toasts have been raised and scrumptious feasts have been partaken. How the time flew! And what is left? Empty feelings, sorrowful thoughts, perhaps, a feeling of let-down? Don’t be discouraged, good feelings […]

Why I’m Done With Fantasy Football

By Alex Norman That’s it.  I’m done.  It’s over. I can’t take the losing, the heartache and the pain. No, I’m not a Tennessee fan refusing to sign up for season tickets again after yet another season in which the Vols lost to rivals Florida or Alabama. I’m talking about fantasy football. I’m not going […]

Real Tennessee fans yearn for days of big-time bowl games

By Steve Williams Real Tennessee football fans don’t get caught up in all the bowl hype, or at least they shouldn’t. The truth of the matter is the Vols haven’t played in a major bowl game since Jan. 1, 2005, when Tennessee, led by Rick Clausen, pummeled Texas A&M 38-7 in the Cotton Bowl. It […]

The Present

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Ordinarily I don’t care for end of the year reviews. To me they imply torpid journalism. But, I’m not a journalist; I’m a columnist. So here’s a look at the present instead of the past. Actually, a “year in review” might not be too bad if full of pictures. However, my […]

Harry Truman Goes To The Senate, Part III

By Ray Hill Harry Truman’s miraculous campaign for president in 1948 has become part of American political lore.  Just about every American who can see has seen the famous picture of a beaming Truman holding up a copy of the Chicago Tribune with the headline blaring “Dewey Defeats Truman.” Yet 1948 was not the most […]

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