Not so fast

By Joe Rector Well, I’m sure of it. We’ve lost our minds and our ability to use common sense. If anyone doesn’t believe it, just look at what is going on in our country. We don’t need to act so fast sometimes. Knee-jerk reactions never help situations. In Charlottesville, Virginia, groups go after each other […]

What Good Is Fiber?

By Rosie Moore I read this in a book I received some time ago: “Simply put, fiber is the part of plant food our bodies can’t use. That’s why for decades fiber was pretty much ignored. It didn’t provide nutrients and nobody was clamoring for more fiber in their food. In fact, food manufacturers went […]

Alluvion

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I pay more attention to rainfall than I once did. Perhaps it’s because I’m semi-retired and have a big garden. Perhaps it’s because we rely on a well for our potable water, and when it doesn’t rain I begin to worry about the aquifer being depleted. We are frugal with water […]

Character Star Athletes, Week Three

CAREACTER STAR ATHLETES   Week 3 Honorees   CASEY ARNOLD Grace Christian   JORDAN BILITER Halls   TYSON BIVINS Bearden   CORYEAN DAVIS Fulton   RYAN DEGGES Christian Academy of Knoxville   TRARIG HARDIN West   CHRIS HUNTER Austin-East   ALEC KEATHLEY Farragut   DAN KITTS JR. Karns   COLE LUSBY The King’s Academy   […]

Gift Card Hypocrisy

Gift Card Hypocrisy

By Steve Hunley The Knoxville News-Sentinel is no stranger to hypocrisy; no indeed, the Sentinel and hypocrisy are on intimate terms. The story published in the Sentinel last Saturday attacking Commissioners Charles Busler and Bob Thomas reached new heights of hypocrisy. The Sentinel story attempted to taint Commissioners Busler and Thomas with the brush of […]

Ground broken for new Morning Pointe Assisted Living

Ground broken for new Morning Pointe Assisted Living

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com About 100 people attended the groundbreaking last Tuesday for the new Morning Pointe Assisted Living and Memory Care Center on Westland Drive near the Pellissippi Parkway. The West Knox County facility began Phase One of the project and is the fifth such facility by the company in East Tennessee. Construction on […]

Coleman’s special season masked track team’s deficiencies

PHOTO BY ALISON P. MCNABB / Tennessee Athletics Matty Moss pitches for the Tennessee softball team during the 2017 NCAA Knoxville Super Regional game against Texas A&M.

Coleman’s special season masked track team’s deficiencies

By Steve Williams I have taken a closer look at Tennessee team performances for men and women on the SEC and NCAA levels during the 2016-17 school year. From an overall standpoint, it’s not a pretty sight. In 2009, UT put men’s and women’s cross country and track into one program, which is currently directed […]

Old city rivals A-E and Fulton set to collide again

  By Steve Williams Jeff Phillips called Austin-East’s win at Fulton in 2016 “a signature win for our program.” The 20-13 victory over their city rival sparked the Roadrunners to a 12-2 season and a run to the Class 2A state semifinals. “Fulton was beating us like a drum a couple of years and we […]

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