Financial Disclosures Questioned

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com When someone files to seek public office in Tennessee they are supposed to provide information about the funds they receive for the campaign every week. The problem is there appears to be no penalties for not doing so. Two term-limited city council members, Brenda Palmer and Nick Pavlis, have asked that […]

A Wildfire Survivor “Charles the Pig”

By Ralphine Major The month of November has been a stark reminder. Television and newspaper accounts have covered extensively the progress since wildfires ravaged Gatlinburg one year ago. Many have rebuilt homes and businesses; others have not. The fires left heartbreak and massive destruction and claimed fourteen lives. In the following months, there were countless […]

Television shows that hit home

By Joe Rector I’ve always been a person who is easily moved by movies, the sappy kind. The same goes for television shows. I watched every episode of “West Wing” and now wish this country could have the same kind of leadership regardless of what party provides it. I never miss “This Is Us.” Evidently, […]

Christmas thoughts

By Rosie Moore There are thousands and thousands of Christmas thoughts that have been printed over the years. Everyone I know has a thought about Christmas but let’s read the thoughts of notable people, some you may not have heard of, some are famous. Here is one written by George Matthew Adams, an American newspaper […]

Removing an Evicted Tenant’s Items from the Property

By Jedidiah McKeehan If you are a landlord and you go to court and get a tenant evicted, you do not actually get to take possession of the property right away. Landlord-tenant cases are heard in general sessions court in Tennessee, and there is a 10 day period in which the landlord or the tenant […]

Memories

Memories

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I sometimes wonder if life is passing me by. Perhaps my feelings are colored by hearing that two more of my long term colleagues have announced their retirements. I’ll admit it’s tricky to know when it’s time to go, and too many seem to stay beyond their time. I advised one […]

The Weirdest Coaching Search of All-Time

  By Alex Norman By the time you read this, Tennessee might have a head coach… or they might not. Who the heck knows. The past three weeks have been an absolute embarrassment, not only for the Tennessee football program, but for the University itself. I thought it would be different this time. Tennessee athletics […]

Fulmer will do what’s best for Tennessee athletics

By Steve Williams New UT head coaches and athletic directors always wear an orange tie at their introductory press conference. So did Phillip Fulmer when he was introduced Friday afternoon as Tennessee’s new AD. But he didn’t have to rush out and buy one. Phil’s ties to the university actually go back to the late […]

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