A Day of Remembering

By Ralphine Major Growing up, I remember hearing the adults talk about how fast time flies! Back then, I thought it passed rather slowly. Now, I appreciate their remarks. As I look at where we are in the calendar year, it is hard to believe Memorial Day is already here! Some call it Decoration Day. […]

Food Fight

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’m loathe to become involved in a food fight, having watched John Belushi in the movie Animal House. However, a recent challenge to dietary “group-think” in a British newspaper caused me to question the experts. The current standard is the “Dietary Guidelines for Americans” published in 2015 by our Department of […]

A Lovely Poem

By Rosie Moore One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes  from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand: one belonged to him, and the other to the Lord. When the last scene […]

The Chalk Board for May 31, 2016

By Sally Absher   Tennessee Education Department Launches Statewide Tour to Get Input on ESSA Plan Commissioner Candice McQueen and department leaders are launching a statewide listening tour to gather input from educators, key advocates, parents, students, and the public to determine how to implement specific components of the nation’s new federal education law – […]

Knox County TennCare Kids hosts Checkup In The City

Knox County TennCare Kids hosts Checkup In The City

Knox County Health Department’s (KCHD) TennCare Kids Community Outreach staff is teaming up with regional managed care organizations and the Five Points Up coalition to host Checkup In The City on Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Austin East Magnet High School, 2800 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. The event is […]

The Knoxville Focus for May 31, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for May 31, 2016

CASA Volunteers, H.A.B.I.T. Dogs Sworn In By David Klein Tuesday morning at Knox County Juvenile Court, Juvenile Court Judge Timothy Irwin swore in ten CASA volunteers and eight H.A.B.I.T. service dogs with seven handlers for an oath of service to assist children affected by abuse and neglect. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates of EAST Tennessee) […]

Construction begins on KAT’s East Superstop

Construction begins on KAT’s East Superstop

A short East Knoxville street is getting some long-awaited improvements as Knoxville Area Transit’s east Superstop location – Kirkwood Street – undergoes a significant facelift. Kirkwood Street, which connects Magnolia Avenue with Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue near Chilhowee Park, is getting a new concrete roadway, new sidewalks, security cameras, and new, larger bus shelters […]

The New Deal in Tennessee II

The New Deal in Tennessee II

By Ray Hill Tennessee’s delegation in Congress in 1932 was effective and able; it would make a big difference in providing jobs for desperate Tennesseans, as well as flooding the state with projects and improvements. Congressman Joseph W. Byrns of Nashville was well on his way to his eventual rise to become Speaker of the […]

Story and Catholic boys lead local athletes in state track

Knoxville Catholic's boys track and field team with medals and awards after capturing the school's first-ever Class A-AA state championship Friday at MTSU. From left to right: Jake Renfree, Amari Rodgers, Jake Poczobut, Head Coach Sean O'Neil, Alec Connolly, William Doktycz, Johnathan Chavez, Georde Goodwyn, Ethan Tornstrom.

Story and Catholic boys lead local athletes in state track

By Steve Williams Four-time winner Rebecca Story and Catholic’s boys team led Knoxville-area participants in the TSSAA state track and field meet last week at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. Story, the Christian Academy of Knoxville sophomore who is one of the nation’s top prep distance runners, for starters brought the Lady Warriors from […]

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