Historic Rugby Writer’s Series Welcomes RB Morris On May 20

Poet Laureate Of Knoxville, World Renowned Songwriter   Historic Rugby continues its year-long series of writer visits on Saturday, May 20 with a reading and performance by RB Morris. The reading is free and will be at the Harrow Road Café in Rugby at 7 p.m. The café will open for dinner at 5 p.m. […]

Provision offering open house

11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 20, 2017 Learn how protons are removed from hydrogen gas and delivered as non-invasive cancer treatment, targeting cancer tumors by controlling their speed and depth to destroy the tumor and spare healthy tissue and organs. Provision CARES Proton Therapy Center 6450 Provision Cares Way Knoxville, TN 37909

Tennessee’s Economy Experiences Robust Growth

Tennessee’s economy continues to grow with a robust start to 2017, according to a report released by the Secretary of State’s office. There were 10,372 new entity filings in the first quarter of 2017, which represents an 8.7 percent increase over the same time last year. This marks the 22nd consecutive quarter of positive year-over-year […]


A section of Wilkerson Road in Northwest Knoxville between Vienna Road and Sunnywood Lane will be closed from Wednesday, May 17, to mid-September 2017 for the City’s Wilkerson Road Bridge Replacement Project.   Drivers will be detoured from Wilkerson Road onto either Melstone Road or Lamp Drive, depending on the direction.   The construction work […]

Legal and public notices for the week of May 15, 2017

  SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   Sale at public auction will be on June 13, 2017 on or about 10:00AM local time, at the North door, Knox County Courthouse, Knoxville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by PHILLIP H. BARBER, to TITLE ENTERPRISES, […]

I’m Listening

By Dr. Jim Ferguson “I’m listening” was Frasier Crane’s shtick on his comedy sitcom. I’ve just about quit listening. Not to my wife, which might be dangerous, but to what is advertized as the news. I was once more naive, and believed that events were reported factually. I’ve come to understand this as fallacy. All […]

Q&A with Tennessee commit Ollie Lane

By Alex Norman From time to time we like to catch an area athlete for a quick question and answer session.  Recently The Knoxville Focus spoke one on one with Gibbs offensive lineman Ollie Lane, who has verbally committed to Tennessee’s Class of 2018.  Lane chose Tennessee over Virginia Tech and Duke, among others. Knoxville […]

UT coaches on alert after Currie’s surprising ‘serve’ in tennis

By Steve Williams When John Currie was introduced as UT’s new athletics director, you may remember him saying he wanted to take his time and get acquainted with athletes, coaches and everyone connected with the Tennessee program before he made any major decisions. And there was one comment he repeated often as he was interviewed […]

It’s Here

By Joe Rector The assignment was to read poems and prose about Knoxville and summer. Before long, I realized that neither piece of literature would impress my two students for one’s family roots were buried in Florida and the other’s ran deep in the soil of New York. The importance of words were lost on […]

The character of prayer

By Rosie Moore I have a devotional book that I read every day called “Trusting In God.” Let me share with you what I read a few days ago. So thought provoking: “Anyone who prays would like to know what kind of God they are praying to. They want to know in what kind of […]