It’s time for Vols to get down to business

By Steve Williams Many Tennessee football fans including myself weren’t sure what to expect from the Vols when they went into Saturday’s game against Ohio. After the struggle to get past Appalachian State in the opener and the slow start before pulling away from Virginia Tech in the Battle at Bristol, we were still scratching […]

Did you cry?

By Rosie Moore On television, and on Facebook, I saw a picture of a little boy with a bloodied face, cuts and bruises on his body. His family was killed by terrorists. His little eyes looked out at the world as if to say, “Why did this happen? What will happen to me now?” And […]

Rivers of Life

By Dr. Jim Ferguson After last week’s polemic, I need a rest from our country’s civil war; and so do my readers. Life will go on without listening to Clinton and the Trumpster’s attacks on each other. There will be ample time to re-engage before November 8th. And frankly, though there may be disengaged, clueless, […]

Common Misconceptions When Being Arrested or Questioned

By Jedidiah McKeehan You have probably never been questioned or arrested by the police, but, in the unlikely case this happens in the future, here are some tips to keep in mind and some misconceptions presented by movies and TV that you may want to avoid. When you are approached by a police officer, whether […]

UT Arboretum Society to Hold MOTH-ers Night Out October 1

The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society will sponsor the popular MOTH-ers Night Out program to learn about moths and other nocturnal insects on Saturday, October 1 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  UT Arboretum is at 901 S. Illinois Ave. (HWY 62) in Oak Ridge.   Have you ever wondered about what kind of insects […]

The Knoxville Focus for September 19, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for September 19, 2016

Kroger Marketplace opens in Powell By Ken Lay The sounds of drums thundered through the air on a humid Wednesday morning in East Tennessee’s oldest community last week. Drumlines from rival Emory Road high schools, Powell and Halls, provided a festive atmosphere while area shoppers filtered in an out of Powell’s newest store. A new […]

Forum solicits suggestions on potential superintendent

Forum solicits suggestions on potential superintendent

By Ken Lay Interim Knox County Schools Superintendent Buzz Thomas makes it no secret that he wants the community involved in the process to find his replacement. He and some members of the board of education hosted a public forum to seek some public input on the matter at Central High School Thursday night. And […]

‘Alfalfa Bill’ Governor William H. Murray of Oklahoma

‘Alfalfa Bill’ Governor William H. Murray of Oklahoma

By Ray Hill “A college boy cannot successfully go through life by graduating in football, baseball or highballs, for the responsibilities of life are not ball-bearing.” – William H. Murray William H. Murray is almost invariably described as Oklahoma’s most colorful political figure.  Considering he went out of office in 1935, that is saying something.  […]

Visiting the World Trade Center

Visiting the World Trade Center

By Mike Steely Did you know that  it’s quicker to fly from Knoxville to New York than to drive from here to Bristol or Nashville? Yep, in just less than two hours you’re there and what a change of cultures. My wife and I recently spent six days in New York City, the first time […]

Neighborhood Council tours new Public Service Building

Neighborhood Council tours new Public Service Building

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Knoxville Neighborhood Council met Wednesday afternoon in the new Public Works Service building at 3131 Morris Avenue and Senior Director David A. Brace explained the building was constructed on a brown field site of the former Foote Mineral Company. The council usually meets in the Cansler YMCA but was invited […]

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