Dogwood Arts Hikes & Blooms kicks off Saturday

It may feel wintery outside, but Dogwood Arts will be ready to kick off annual spring events with the return of the Hikes & Blooms program this weekend. Hikes & Blooms is made possible with the help of Legacy Parks Foundation. “We love to create ways for everyone to get out and play, and partnering with Dogwood […]

How long does it take to get divorced?

By Jedidiah McKeehan When people come see me to get divorced, one of the questions that I hear the most is, “I want this done as quickly as possible, how long will it take until I’m actually divorced?” The answer is, “Well, it depends.” Pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 36-4-101, the absolute quickest that you […]

A Song

By Rosie Moore Jesus the very thought of thee With sweetness fills my breast, But sweeter far thy face to see, and in thy presence rest.   Oh hope of every contrite heart, O joy of all the meek, To those who fall, how kind thou art! How good to those who seek!   Jesus, […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson My wife Becky is my local expert on child care and development. She has academic credentials, but more importantly she has experience teaching preschoolers and raising children. Our granddaughter just turned two years old and understandably is still in diapers. As I was changing Josie’s britches, I became curious and asked […]

Brady Hoke joins Vols coach staff

By Alex Norman Tennessee will have a different look in 2017, thanks in part to some significant off season moves by Butch Jones. Four new assistants have joined the Vols coaching staff, including Brady Hoke, the former head coach at Michigan. “Right now I love my job,” said Hoke. “I don’t think we could be […]

Connor Concepts Celebrates 25 Years in Business

Knoxville-based Connor Concepts, Inc., is celebrating 25 years in business this month, having first opened The Chop House in Knoxville, in March of 1992. Connor Concepts, Inc. now includes 12 Chop House locations and five Connor’s Steak & Seafood restaurants, primarily throughout the Southeast. Mike Connor founded Connor Concepts, Inc. following a lengthy career with […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of March 13, 2017

Foreclosure notices 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 January 31, 2005, executed by AMY J JONES, TIM W NOWELL , conveying certain real property therein described to TOM WESTBROOK , as Trustee, as same appears of record […]

The Knoxville Focus for March 13, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for March 13, 2017

Urgent Care Center gets quick approval By Mike Steely What was thought to be the most disputed item before the planning commission Thursday, the approval of the Helen Ross McNabb Behavior Health Urgent Care Center, passed with little debate. Neighborhood homeowners left the meeting talking of appealing the decision to city council. John Zimmerman, […]

Remembering Earl Hoffmeister

Remembering Earl Hoffmeister

By Steve Hunley Earl Hoffmeister passed away last week at 90. Many readers likely knew Earl Hoffmeister personally, as did I. I was one of those who was actually taught by Hoffmeister. Quite a few years ago, I was a student in Earl Hoffmeister’s mechanical drawing/drafting class. It won’t surprise anyone who knew him to […]

Third Creek Civil War Fort Dedicated

Third Creek Civil War Fort Dedicated

By Mike Steely There is one less undiscovered Civil War site in Knoxville. A Third Creek cannon embankment, known as a “Redan,” was discovered about 10 years ago by Dr. Charles Faulkner as he and his wife walked along the greenway there and the site was officially dedicated earlier this month. Many Civil War […]

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