Hanging Around

By Joe Rector For most of my adult life, friends and acquaintances have at some point asked me where I’ve lived. When I reply, “Knoxville, except for the years I lived in Cookeville for college,” they wonder aloud why I never ventured out. The reasons are many. When I left for college, I did so […]

Isn’t it time?

By Rosie Moore For love and understanding? It behooves me to sadly see the hate and despair between people at especially this blessed time of the year, when we pause to celebrate Christ’s birthday. It is time to put away grudges and anger and think about forgetting slights that we feel were aimed at us […]

The Doldrums

By Dr. Jim Ferguson The Trump derangement syndrome continues to rage as Democrats search for someone or something to blame for their shellacking. Actually, it was the Democrat Party’s decision in 2011 to abandon their blue collar base, for instance in the rust belt, and put their emphasis on women’s issues, Hispanics and blacks which […]

Main considerations when drafting a stimple will

  By Jedidiah McKeehan A large portion of Tennesseans do not have a will that dictates who gets what when they die, they simply have not gone to the trouble of ever making a will.  When this happens, the state’s laws of intestate succession, aka who gets what when there is no will, dictate which […]

Two-way traffic on section of State Street begins Monday, Dec. 5

Starting the morning of Monday, Dec. 5, motorists will have a new option for accessing the State Street Garage, the Promenade Garage and the Marble Alley Lofts garage: A two-block section of State Street will be converted from one-way to two-way traffic.   There will be one northbound lane and one southbound lane on State […]

The Knoxville Focus for December 5, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for December 5, 2016

Teacher Advisory Committee discusses evaluations By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Teacher evaluations and school textbooks were the topics of Tuesday’s meeting of the Knox County Teacher Advisory Committee and Interim Superintendent Buzz Thomas said the meeting was incredibly helpful. Thomas chaired the group, made up of 20 teachers and one assistant principal, and opened the discussion […]

Let’s Get Control of Controlled Substances

Let’s Get Control of Controlled Substances

By Steve Hunley The problem of drug addiction in America is complex, troubling and growing at an alarming rate.  Yet I wonder if our country has really made the effort to properly regulate opioid painkillers.  Clearly if Walmart can instantly know how and when to restock its shelves through their perpetual inventory system, the technology […]

Webb Falls to Lausanne 12-9 in Division II-A Title Game

PHOTO BY DANNY DUNLAP Webb sophomore running back Jah-Lil Jefferson carries the ball against Lausanne in the Division II-A championship game in Cookeville. The Memphis team edged the Spartans 12-9 for its first state football title.

Webb Falls to Lausanne 12-9 in Division II-A Title Game

By Alex Norman The Webb Spartans were looking for its ninth state championship, and fourth in five years. But it would be Lausanne Collegiate School picking up its first gold ball. On Thursday, December 1st, Lausanne edged Webb 12-9 for the Division II-A championship, in what was a surprisingly defensive matchup in Cookeville. The Spartans […]

Senator Howard Baker, Part Nine

Senator Howard Baker, Part Nine

By Ray Hill For much of 1979, Howard Baker was preoccupied with the business of running for president.  Senator Baker arrived at the Lyons Township Republican annual steak fry and the temperature was still a broiling 90 degrees as the sun went down.  Worse still, the sound system failed and Howard Baker stood at the […]

Changes guide Grace Rams to special title season

Cool champion. Head Coach Kris Kimbrough gets the "Gatorade treatment" from Assistant Coach Phillip Morgan after the Baby Roadrunners won this season's 6U Flag AFC championship in the Knox Metro Youth Football League. Assistant Coach Brandon Fair also was in on the fun. "I started to put the stuff up, then the coaches tried to give me a bath," said Kimbrough. "I ran for 10 minutes and finally gave in."

Changes guide Grace Rams to special title season

By Steve Williams It may be grassroots football, but the intricacies of it are more sophisticated than one might expect. At least that was the case for Grace Christian’s 11-and-under Pee Wee team this season. The Rams installed a new offense this year and put in a new defensive formation for the post-season tournament in […]

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