Why I’m Done With Fantasy Football

By Alex Norman That’s it.  I’m done.  It’s over. I can’t take the losing, the heartache and the pain. No, I’m not a Tennessee fan refusing to sign up for season tickets again after yet another season in which the Vols lost to rivals Florida or Alabama. I’m talking about fantasy football. I’m not going […]

Real Tennessee fans yearn for days of big-time bowl games

By Steve Williams Real Tennessee football fans don’t get caught up in all the bowl hype, or at least they shouldn’t. The truth of the matter is the Vols haven’t played in a major bowl game since Jan. 1, 2005, when Tennessee, led by Rick Clausen, pummeled Texas A&M 38-7 in the Cotton Bowl. It […]

The Present

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Ordinarily I don’t care for end of the year reviews. To me they imply torpid journalism. But, I’m not a journalist; I’m a columnist. So here’s a look at the present instead of the past. Actually, a “year in review” might not be too bad if full of pictures. However, my […]

Legal and Public Notices for December 28, 2015

foreclosure notices     NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   WHEREAS, default has oc-curred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated April 30, 2001, executed by BRENDA GASKIN-RILEY, conveying certain real property therein de-scribed to ALLEN J. WARE, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the […]

The Knoxville Focus for December 28, 2015

Knox County Commission votes ‘NO’ on McIntyre Contract By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Knox County Commission shot a cannon across the bow of the school board Monday afternoon, voting 9-2 against the Knox County Board of Education’s contract extention with Superintendent Jim McIntyre. So the vote by the commission, in effect, was a “no confidence” […]

11th Year for Popular Event at Fountain City Auction

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com If you love collecting advertising items, be it large TEXACO signs or small kids’ pedal toys, you’ll want to attend the largest auction of its kind at the Fountain City Auction this Saturday, January 2. The fun begins at noon Saturday and Greg Lawson, owner of the popular auction house, says […]

Harry Truman Goes To The Senate, Part III

By Ray Hill Harry Truman’s miraculous campaign for president in 1948 has become part of American political lore.  Just about every American who can see has seen the famous picture of a beaming Truman holding up a copy of the Chicago Tribune with the headline blaring “Dewey Defeats Truman.” Yet 1948 was not the most […]

2015: A year of change

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The past twelve months have seen many changes in Knox County and yet some things remain the same. The Knoxville Mayor and City Council were re-elected and county commissioners and other officials turned in their petitions for the 2016 elections. The first leg of the Knox-Blount Greenway was completed from the […]

Packed house present for city oaths of office

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The recent swearing in of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, four councilmen and the city judge drew a standing-room only crowd to the City-County Building on the morning of December 19. Rogero, who captured the second term with only minor opposition, was joined when taking the oath by her husband, Gene Monaco, […]

TDOT Halts Highway Construction for Busy Holiday Travel Period

No Lane Closures on Interstates and State Routes from December 23 to January 4   NASHVILLE – Road construction won’t delay travelers during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The Tennessee Department of Transportation is once again halting all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the […]

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