Are there angels?

By Rosie Moore Of course there are. They are mentioned in the Bible hundreds of times. In the book of Revelations their main purpose was to sit around the throne of God, and make proclamations in loud voices. But, are there angels here on earth? Yes, they are personified as kindly members in the world […]

Vols could have been in driver’s seat after win over Georgia

By Steve Williams It was good to see Tennessee finally win a big-time football game, but I couldn’t fully enjoy the thrill of the 38-31 come-from-behind victory over Georgia, not after those three previous losses UT had suffered this season. I couldn’t help but think where the Vols would be in the Southeastern Conference standings […]

Piddle Diddle at Barnes & Noble

By Ralphine Major It was a beautiful fall evening when we arrived.  By the time customers started coming for the book signing, a terrible storm had descended on Knoxville.  Wayne and I were honored to be among the authors of Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc. and other authors around the region invited by Barnes & Noble for […]

Magpies and Such

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’m not a birdwatcher, but a writer finds it hard not to write about things under his nose or on his mind. And on returning from Colorado, I still have magpies on my mind. We don’t have these handsome birds in Tennessee, but they are common on “Brother Bill’s” Colorado ranch, […]

Legal and Public Notices for October 19, 2015

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE   STATE OF TENNESSEE, KNOX COUNTY WHEREAS, Lloyd Morris And Laronda Morris executed a Deed of Trust to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for U.S. Bank N.A., Lender and J. Phillip Jones, Trustee(s), which was dated July 13, 2010 and recorded on September 13, 2010 in Instrument No. 201009130015988, […]

The Knoxville Focus for Monday, October 19, 2015

A GREAT DAY FOR GIBBS Celebrating the Future Gibbs Middle School By Mike Steely “It’s finally happened and we’re here to celebrate,” said Board of Education member Mike McMillan Saturday. Hundreds of people gathered at the future site of the Gibbs Middle School to celebrate the new school location. “It’s 24 years we’ve been […]

Knoxville’s Hidden History

By Mike Steely It’s hard to imagine what the little settlement of Knoxville looked like before the place became a town. When the territorial governor was looking for a location for a capitol, he considered the Southwest Point Fort in what is now Kingston and the James White Fort in Knoxville. That was before […]

Gibbs bounces back as Rodgers leads Eagles’ ground game

By Steve Williams Gibbs clinched a playoff berth Friday night, but what satisfied its head football coach more than anything was getting a win. It had been over a month since Brad Conley’s team had tasted victory. Fresh off an open date, the Eagles had a feast, romping past young and winless South-Doyle 39-14 at […]