A Musical Miracle

By Rosie Moore   I have a piano and I love to play on it. When I was very young a friend of mine had a piano and I would love to sit there and pretend I could play songs. When in school I made very good marks in Music class and learned the notes […]

The Nieces, II

The Nieces, II

By Ralphine Major I was too young to remember the occasion, but a rare black and white photo captured the special day.  Upcoming freshmen Dorothy Stormer, Wanda Shaver, and Georgia Ann Major brought their young nieces to school with them on the last day.  The nieces had not yet started school. Karen Shelby was a […]

At it again

By Joe Rector I looked at the clock and turned off the alarm before it rang at 6:15 a.m. My eyes saw every hour as it ticked through the night. After dragging myself from the bed, dressing, and grabbing some on-the-run breakfast, I left home for my first day at school. “What’s going on?” I […]

2019 Tennessee Football Season Preview

By Alex Norman Before you read this article let’s get one thing straight. You don’t know how Tennessee is going to perform this season, and I don’t know how Tennessee is going to perform this season.  Any season preview article is, at best, an educated guess into what the next few months will hold for […]

What is an S-Corp?

By Jedidah McKeehan When I think of different types of business entities that exist, there are a few that come to mind first.  Usually people have heard of an LLC, which is a limited liability company.  Another common type of entity is a corporation.  If an entity is a corporation it may have the name, […]

Legal and public notices for the week of August 19, 2019

COURT NOTICES     Non-Resident Notice   TO: WILLIAM JASON McMAHAN   IN RE: CALEB DALTON McMAHAN 198028-3   IN THE CHANCERY COURT FOR KNOX COUNTY, TENNESSEE In this cause appearing from the Complaint filed, which is verified, that the Defendant, WILLIAM JASON McMAHAN is a non-resident of the State of Tennessee, or whose whereabouts […]

Next Steps in Genealogy

The Parrott-Wood Memorial Library (3133 W. Old A.J. Hwy, Strawberry Plains, TN) and Mrs. Ann Blomquist of the Jefferson County Genealogical Society are offering free Advanced Genealogy Classes at 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 26, 2019 and Monday, September 9, 2019.   Participants should plan on attending both sessions.  Attendees will need to bring their […]

The Knoxville Focus for August 19, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for August 19, 2019

Early voting ends Thursday By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The first seven days of early voting saw 3,428 people cast ballots in the five locations and the total is about what was expected. Knox County Election Administrator Clifford Rodgers told The Focus that there’s not a past election to compare the returns to and he had […]

The Socialist Movement in Knoxville

The Socialist Movement in Knoxville

They Are on the Ballot By Steve Hunley Whether you believe it or not, there is a socialist movement in Knoxville; in fact, there is a ticket of socialist candidates running for city council.  They refer to it as the “City Council Movement” without referring to themselves as socialists.  The candidates running as part of […]

Farragut centenarian living a happy and full life

Farragut centenarian living a happy and full life

By Steve Williams It’s often said it’s not how long you live, but how you live. Ruth Jenkins has checked off both boxes. The Farragut centenarian turned 100 on Aug. 11 and is still full of life. Friends and residents where she lives at Park Place West, a retirement community off Kingston Pike, along with […]