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 […]

A Mother’s Love

By Ralphine Major The ordeal started with an early morning noise.  It sounded like a faint cry.  I listened closely and decided it was coming from the garage.  Glancing around, I saw nothing out of the ordinary tools and buckets.  I heard it again.  Someone else heard it, too.  A black cat approached, her eyes […]

What Does a Bail Bondsman Do?

By Jed McKeehan I was recently in Sevier County and saw a car advertising sticker for a bail bondsman service and their tag line made me chuckle, “Because We All Have That One Friend.” Maybe you can relate to that.  Bailing someone out of jail is never fun, having to be bailed out of jail […]

Korner Market known for delicious country cooking

Korner Market known for delicious country cooking

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The instant you walk in you know exactly what draws South Knoxville residents to the Korner Market. The aroma of country cooking floats from the kitchen, promising a treat for your taste buds. It’s old fashion breakfast and lunch at its best:, traditional, delicious, and plentiful. Owner and manager Fareed Nasser […]

A Woman of Firsts: Ruth Bryan Owen

A Woman of Firsts: Ruth Bryan Owen

By Ray Hill “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” – Theodore Roosevelt –   Ruth Bryan Owen lived a truly remarkable life; at various times she was an author, filmmaker, lecturer, diplomat and congresswoman. She was also the daughter of one of the most famous men of the age: […]

West Haven takes first place in City youth track meet

PHOTO BY STEVE WILLIAMS Chyna Mobley (right) of Cecil Webb Rec Center heads for second place in the girls' (ages 6-8) Sack Race event in the After School Program Track Meet at Austin-East High School last week. Terrilyn Hill of Dr, EV Elite won the race.

West Haven takes first place in City youth track meet

By Steve Williams There wasn’t a ball in sight, but the City of Knoxville’s After School Program Track Meet offered plenty of athletic competition Wednesday, May 10, at Austin-East High School. Boys and girls ages 6 to 14 from nine different recreation centers came together to compete in sprint races and relays, the long jump, […]

Larry Kerr and Union County Patriots good for each other

PHOTO BY STEVE WILLIAMS Josh Kerr calls the signals behind the center in a spring drill at Union County High Tuesday, May 9. The former Clinton High head coach will be the offensive coordinator on his dad's coaching staff this coming fall.

Larry Kerr and Union County Patriots good for each other

‘A chance to do something special,’ says son Josh Kerr   By Steve Williams Back surgery didn’t keep Coach Larry Kerr from being with his new football team at the start of spring practice. Kerr used a John Deere Gator to make it easier for him to get around on the field at Union County […]

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