Waiting for their return

By Joe Rector One of my Facebook friends posted a rather sad message the other day. He lamented the relationship with his growing daughter and longed for the years before when he was at the center of her world. I replied that he was only living the normal life of a parent. In my case, […]

Focus on the Law: Chapter 7 Bankruptcy (Pt2)

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law In Chapter 7 bankruptcy, a trustee is selected in each case.  The trustee is often an attorney in private practice but he or she is not required to be an attorney.  The trustee is subject to supervision and auditing by the United States Trustee.  The job of the trustee […]

Johnson University Player Named All-American, Honorable Mention

The National Christian College Athletic Association named Caylee Carter, a 2012 graduate of Farragut High School, an All-American, Honorable Mention as a freshman on Johnson University’s women’s basketball team. Carter averaged 12.1 points, 2.5 steals, 2.8 assists, and 6.1 rebounds per game and made 78% of her free throws. Doug Karnes, Johnson University head coach, […]

Mooreland Heights ES performs The Aristocats – March 21

Mooreland Heights Elementary School will perform The Aristocats on Thursday, March 21. The musical will feature third, fourth and fifth grade students and take place at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. The integration of the musical is a part of the school’s “Arts 360” program.  Arts 360 is a whole-school instructional model that makes arts-based and arts […]

Unwanted Medication Collection on Saturday, March 23

Who: The Knoxville Police Department along with Knox County Solid Waste, the Knox County Health Department and other members of the East Tennessee Regional Medication Collection Coalition What: Properly dispose of old or unwanted prescription medications or over-the-counter medicines When: Saturday, March 23 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where:    North Knox – Tennova North […]

Legislative Update from Sen. Becky Massey

From the office of State Senator Becky Massey: I was pleased to sponsor several pieces of legislation that were passed in the Senate recently. Senate Bill 178 was approved that makes sure church-related “Parents’ Day Out” programs can continue to operate. The legislation, which comes after an Attorney General’s opinion was released last year placing […]

Knoxville Focus for Monday, March 18

Knoxville Focus for Monday, March 18

Click here to view this week’s entire Focus. A Titanic Surprise First Class Maid Jodi from Pigeon Forge’s Titanic Museum Attraction paid a surprise visit to seventh grade Gresham Middle School Language Arts teacher, Lynn Dare, last Friday. The visit was in correlation with Dare’s annual focus on everything Titanic. The annual Titanic study began […]

Partisanship In Knox County, Most Identify As Republicans

Partisanship In Knox County, Most Identify As Republicans

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked the question: “Which political affiliation do you find yourself most closely aligned with?” More than 52% said they were closely aligned with the Republican Party; just over 26% said they were more closely aligned with the Democratic Party and 20% said they were Independents. The district […]

Knox teams are one and done at boys’ state tourney

Knox teams are one and done at boys’ state tourney

  By Steve Williams Knoxville’s three representatives at the TSSAA state boys basketball tournament last week couldn’t make it out of the quarterfinal round. Grace Christian Academy, looking for its first ever Class A state tourney victory, was eliminated by Richland 54-46 after making a strong comeback at MTSU’s Murphy Center in Murfreesboro. Gibbs, which […]

Senator Ross Bass

Senator Ross Bass

By Ray Hill Few Tennesseans today remember Ross Bass who served the Volunteer State in Congress for a decade, as well as a brief term in the United States Senate.  Bass was a participant in some of Tennessee’s fiercest political wars and served in Congress during a time when Tennessee was undergoing a profound change […]