The bumper stickers of life

By Rosie Moore Rev. Dale E. Marshall is our interim minister at my church until we get a permanent one. One Sunday he mentioned in his sermon “bumper stickers”–I don’t really remember in what context he mentioned those words, but, immediately my mind began whirring and when it does that I have to put my […]

Reflections

By Dr. Jim Ferguson   To experience wonderful things you sometimes have to move out of your comfort zone. This can be a willingness to consider the perspectives of others or it can be a willingness to travel. These days, destination weddings are in vogue. My daughter’s destination wedding was at the top of my […]

Fittingly, 2013 season opener at Gibbs ended under a full moon

By Steve Williams It was a high school football season opener worth recalling. I can’t remember ever seeing a better one, and that’s going back to the mid-1960s. On Aug. 23, 2013, I was covering the Carter at Gibbs opener for The Knoxville Focus. On this night, I took my notes on the visitors’ sideline. […]

Legal and Public Notices for August 17, 2015

    NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated May 28, 2010, executed by SHELBY EDWARDS, conveying certain real property therein described to RESIDENTIAL TITLE & ESCROW, LLC, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the […]

The Knoxville Focus for August 17, 2015

Overflow crowd at Botanical Garden Welcome Center By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com More than two hundred people, including current, future and past elected officials, attended the dedication of the new Welcome Center Friday at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum. Anna Ford, Interim Executive Director, welcomed the large audience by noting that Governor Bill Haslam’s Tennessee […]

It’s not good to confuse the voter

By Steve Hunley By this time, readers of The Knoxville Focus realize you won’t find the voice of the political or business establishment inside these pages.  We have plenty of other local media for that.  Yet some folks are mighty slow in realizing the general public is growing more and more restive under the existing […]

Strawberry Plains Library gets computer grant

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Parrott-Wood Memorial Library in Strawberry Plains will have a state of the art computer lab thanks to a $9,000 grant. Donna Phillips, director of the library at 3133 Old Andrew Johnson Highway, announced the grant last week. The library serves residents in the area that is split between Knox, […]

The Colonel: Luke Lea, Part II

By Ray Hill Luke Lea had not only survived the intense political wars in Tennessee, but had profited from them. Elected to the United States Senate in 1911, Lea’s alliance with “Independent” Democrats and Republicans had created a “fusionist” combine that held the governorship, both seats in the United States Senate and the Tennessee House […]

Coaches welcome new region alignments and playoff format

  By Steve Williams No more quadrants. No more playoff bracket announcement redoes. No more head scratching. The TSSAA’s new Division I region alignments and playoff format certainly will give high school football a different look this season, and head coaches responding to a survey by The Knoxville Focus last week welcome much of, if […]

Everly Park Dedicated

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “In the last couple of years this little park has been known by different names. It was the Everly Brothers Conception Park, the Proposed Everly Brothers Park, and the Future Site of the Everly Brothers Park. Welcome to the Everly Park!” said Dennis Owen of the Bearden Council. With those words […]

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