The Joshua Dobbs Legacy

By Alex Norman I saw something on Twitter the other day that made me laugh out loud. To summarize, the tweeter said that Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs will not be remembered fondly by Vols fans because he never beat Alabama. Let that hot take sink in for a moment. Sure, Joshua Dobbs never beat Alabama.  […]

Bowden, Carter High product, off to a dreamy start as a Vol

By Steve Williams It was great to see homegrown Jordan Bowden make his first start as a Tennessee Volunteer and respond with a good shooting night on top of that last week against Appalachian State at Thompson-Boling Arena. The former Carter High star made a 3-point shot before the game was 10 seconds old and […]

Thanksgiving in our hearts

By Ralphine Major It is the day set aside to feast with family and give thanks.  Pilgrims, pumpkin pie, and a platter of turkey can easily be overshadowed by the upcoming festivities of Christmas.  But, it is so important to take time from our hectic schedules and recognize the blessings from our Creator. Our country […]

Thankful for what I don’t have

By Joe Rector Yes, it’s Thanksgiving time again. The world has spun around the sun and brought us once again to a day during which we count our blessings. We are supposed to pause for a moment to reflect upon the things for which we are grateful. This year, however, I’ve decided to list what […]

What is Astrology?

By Rosie Moore When I was a teenager I lived with my grandmother for nine years and I could have sworn she was a religious “fanatic”. Now that I’m older, I realize that was a misnomer. She wasn’t fanatical just firm in her beliefs. Except when it came to astrology. The first of every month […]

What is the Parent Relocation Statute?

By Jedidiah McKeehan The parental visitation agreement is one of the most important parts of a divorce settlement. But what happens when one parent moves away? And what if that parent is the person who keeps the child the majority of the time? The Parent Relocation Statute (Tenn. Code Ann. §36-6-108) states that when one parent […]

Transitional housing lease for veterans

By Mike Steely A small house in College Hills may be leased by the Friends of the Knox County Veterans Recovery Court. The matter will be before the County Commission today and the two-year lease agreement with Valentine Carters and Sons, LLC. will be for a three-bedroom home at 2236 Mississippi Avenue. Ron Hanaver of […]

The Knoxville Focus for November 21, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for November 21, 2016

School system policies under review By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com In a meeting that was sometimes jovial and sometimes blunt the Board of Education continued to wrestle with altering the policies dealing with relations between them and the director of schools. Several of the BOE members meet with Interim Superintendent Buzz Thomas Thursday in the mezzanine […]

Media and the Millennials

Media and the Millennials

By Steve Hunley Now that Donald Trump has been elected President, Hollywood celebrities are signing petitions to ask Republican electors to vote for Hillary Clinton, while some millennials are taking to the streets to protest.  One is about as logical as the other.  The day after the election, the New York Times published an over […]

Suttree Landing Park opened

Suttree Landing Park opened

By Mike Steely steelym@Knoxfocus.com Why is the city’s newest park called “Suttree?” The ribbon cutting at Suttree Landing Park and Waterfront Drive Wednesday across the river from downtown opened the first city-built park in twelve years. The 8-acre park has festival lawns, a playground, a put-in for kayakers, river overlooks with picnic tables and a […]

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