There’s always positives in competing, even in defeat

By Steve Williams Nashville Whites Creek head coach Carlton Battle said he knew his team would make the tying shot in the closing seconds of its semifinal game against Knoxville Catholic because the Cobras’ season was on the line. He also said he knew Luke Smith’s last shot was going in. “I wanted to press […]

Easter Recipes

By Rosie Moore Have you ever made Square Deviled Eggs? It’s easy and I’m going to show you how: Ingredients: Cooking spray 12 large eggs 1/3 cup mayo 1 tbs. white vinegar 2 tsp. yellow mustard dash of salt and pepper Paprika and sliced chives, for garnish, optional Preheat oven to 350 deg. Coat an […]

From Memphis to Tulsa

By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com Memphis, Tennessee, became home for the McGinnis family from 1964 to 1977 as Perry continued his career in the field of dentistry.  After practicing general dentistry in Knoxville, Perry spent the next several years as a U.S. Public Health Fellow.  This position allowed post graduate training in Oral Pathology.  As part […]

Less is enough

By Joe Rector Most mornings, I crawl out of bed and walk to my closet. Once the door is opened, I stare at a long line of shirts and several pairs of pants and try to decide which of them I will wear for that day. Sometimes, the process is much like choosing a show […]

The Most Common Types of Parenting Schedules

By Jedidiah McKeehan When individuals who have children get divorced they are required to enter in to a “Parenting Plan.” This plan dictates who gets the children on what dates. This plan stays in place until the children turn 18 or graduate from high school, whichever comes later. The plan will have a day to […]

Hawks, Lady Hawks look to add to track tradition

    By Ken Lay The 2017 season opens Tuesday afternoon for the Hardin Valley Academy track and field teams. The Hawks and Lady Hawks will get things rolling Tuesday afternoon at Sevier County at 5 p.m. HVA will make the trip, which will begin a quest to its short but rich track tradition. Since […]

Catholic gives Murphy Center a pinch of green in its chase for gold

Luke Smith is quickly greeted on the court by jubilant teammates and coaches after his game-winning shot in Catholic’s 56-53 semifinal win over Nashville Whites Creek in the TSSAA Class AA state tournament Friday.

Catholic gives Murphy Center a pinch of green in its chase for gold

Knoxville Catholic’s historic season came to an end Saturday in the Class AA state championship game when the top ranked Irishmen fell to Nashville Maplewood 60-57. The Panthers got off to an early lead and led most of the game as Catholic was hampered by foul trouble. Catholic’s standout senior point guard Luke Smith missed […]

Friends Forever is just that

Friends Forever is just that

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Friends Forever Antiques and Collectables shop is located at 5716 Western Avenue just across from the Cumberland Estates Shopping Center and the name tells the story. Friends Forever is just that, a variety of rooms decorated and supplied by about 10 different antique enthusiasts that include the owner, Christine Housley, as […]

Tennessee and American Neutrality, III

Tennessee and American Neutrality, III

By Ray Hill Attempting to purge senators from his own party proved to be President Franklin Roosevelt’s folly. It was certainly true FDR remained the most popular Democrat in the country and he believed the voters would heed his call to eject those Democratic senators whom he targeted as obstructionists. Among those marked for defeat […]

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