What Happened To Hallowe’en?

By Rosie Moore The sidewalks will soon be filled with goblins, ghosts, and ghoulish costumes, worn by children and adults. Whether you like it or not, many play at being scary. The sad fact of the matter is Hallowe’en is actually scary–in real life, in this day and age. When I was young, we would […]

The Rat Park

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Hardly a day goes by without some story, tragedy or crime related to drugs. Statistics tell us that we are in the middle of a drug epidemic and Tennessee is an epicenter. In our state the per capita usage of opioids, like hydrocodone and oxycodone, and the use of benzodiazepines like […]

The Knoxville Focus for October 17, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for October 17, 2016

Reason for Celebration By Ralphine Major It started out as one small act of kindness and a simple mission.  A group of ladies passed a can around to help cancer patients with gas money.  Today, the collection can has grown and so has the mission!  Who could have imagined that eight years later, the group […]

Vietnam Veterans Day honors Veterans

Vietnam Veterans Day honors Veterans

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Thursday was special for Vietnam era veterans at the World’s Fair Park those soldiers, sailors and airman were honored in a special ceremony by Vet2Vet Tn. The ceremonies were hosted by Vet2Vet President Freddie J. Owens. Each Vietnam and Vietnam Era veteran was honored with a proclamation and a Vietnam service […]

Senator Howard Baker, Part Two

Senator Howard Baker, Part Two

By Ray Hill After having lost a close race for the United States Senate in 1964, Howard H. Baker, Jr. resolved to run again in 1966.  Senator Ross Bass would have to defend his seat after only two years, as he was completing the term of the late Estes Kefauver.  The winner of the 1966 […]

South Knoxville on the move

South Knoxville on the move

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com South Knoxville’s link with “downtown” Knoxville is the Henley Street Bridge and that entrance to the south is slowly getting a huge improvement. Although many businesses suffered when the bridge was closed for construction a few years ago, the area seems to be rebounding now. The stretch of Chapman Highway from […]

ReBath of Knoxville is a family business

ReBath of Knoxville is a family business

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com When Kassie Ritchey talks about ReBath of Knoxville she’s full of pride about the company and her family’s involvement there. “We are family-owned and operated and try to treat everyone as family,” she explained. Kassie and her husband Steve are assisted in the company by Steve’s sister, brother-in-law and nephew. The […]

A Look Ahead, A Glance Back: Region 2-5A title comes early for idle Gibbs

4 FOR 44 PHOTO BY ROB DOUGHERTY Catholic senior running back Jeffery Wood carries the ball 44 yards for a touchdown in the Irishmen's 55-14 win at Carter Friday night. Wood ran for two TDs in the game as Catholic scored all of its points in the first half. With the win, the Fighting Irish clinched the Region 2-4A championship. Catholic, the defending Class 4A state champion, will host Cloudland this week.

A Look Ahead, A Glance Back: Region 2-5A title comes early for idle Gibbs

By Steve Williams There are two weeks of the regular season remaining on the local high school football scene, but already some regional champs have been crowned. Gibbs had an open date Friday night but earned the Region 2-5A title anyway by virtue of Heritage’s 17-10 win over West. The Eagles, who are 4-0 in […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of October 17, 2016

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE STATE OF TENNESSEE, KNOX COUNTY WHEREAS, Lynette K. Martin executed a Deed of Trust to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for SunTrust Mortgage, Inc., Lender and Larry A. Weissman, Trustee(s), which was dated May 5, 2010 and recorded on May 7, 2010 in Instrument No. 201005070070015, Knox County, Tennessee […]

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