What is Lent?

  By Rosie Moore A history lesson today, which everyone probably knows but, I think, it always bears repeating at this time of the year. The word “lent” comes from Old English “leneten,” which means “spring.” In Old German the related words “lenzia” and “lenzo,” which probably comes from the same root as “long” and […]

Spring practice underway for Vols

By Alex Norman If the weather can be a harbinger of things to come, the Tennessee Volunteers had to like what greeted them on Tuesday, March 21st. The first day of spring practice took place under sunny skies with few clouds, and temperatures in the lower 70’s. That weather was not in alignment with the […]

Vols need to play a real Orange and White game this spring

By Steve Williams Tennessee fans know the Vols will have a new starting quarterback this fall and the battle between Quinten Dormady and Jarrett Guarantano is underway. Head coach Butch Jones also has said Tennessee needs to become “a much more physical football team.” When these two items are linked together, wouldn’t it make sense […]

Dr. Monica Crane Named Medical Director of Courtyards Senior Living

Geriatric medicine specialist to treat residents with cognitive impairments   Dr. Monica Crane, a fellowship-trained, geriatric medicine specialist with extensive experience in treating Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias has been named Medical Director for The Courtyards Senior Living. Last week, Mike Mursten, president, announced that Dr. Crane will join The Courtyards’ premier assisted living and […]

The Knoxville Focus for March 27, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for March 27, 2017

County Commission questions Care Center location By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Former Knox County Commissioner Mike Brown sat up front during the commission’s work session last week and listened to the many, many questions coming from the elected officials about the proposed Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center. For eight years Brown spearheaded the commission’s efforts to […]

Thomas picked unanimously to lead Knox schools

Thomas picked unanimously to lead Knox schools

By Ken Lay It took less than 30 minutes for the Knox County Board of Education to appoint the district’s new leader. In a special meeting, the board voted unanimously to offer the position to assistant superintendent Bob Thomas, a veteran educator of more than four decades. The final vote was 9-0 and Thomas, who […]

Tennessee and American Neutrality, IV

Tennessee and American Neutrality, IV

By Ray Hill Secretary of State Cordell Hull had finally made clear the position of the Roosevelt administration on revision of America’s neutrality laws. Before writing letters outlining the position of the administration to key committee chairmen, Hull had consulted with influential members of both the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations […]

Surprises in East Knoxville

Surprises in East Knoxville

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com East Knoxville is a huge area made up of many neighborhoods and each has its own features but sometimes a drive around the area can bring you to some surprises. There are unusual buildings, streets, houses and thing you just don’t expect. There’s been overdue attention to East Knoxville recently with […]