An 8-team College Football Playoff would be better

  By Steve Williams Sometimes you just have to stand up for yourself. The University of Central Florida did that last week and proclaimed its football team the 2017 national champion. The Knights had a parade in Orlando, put the “We’re No. 1” news on billboards, hung a banner in their stadium and no doubt […]

The Return of Derek Dooley

By Alex Norman It was a typical Friday night in the Norman household.  The Smith’s came over for a rousing game of pinochle and we had the meal catered by Denny’s. Then it happened. Missouri announced that Derek Dooley was their new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Oh Lord take me now I’ve seen it […]

The Knoxville Focus for January 8, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for January 8, 2018

Scholars’ Bowl begins tonight on PBS By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com What happens when you have top students from area high schools competing to see who knows the most Literature, Science, Art, Math, Geography, Government, Music, Sports and History trivia? See for yourself when the East Tennessee PBS Scholars’ Bowl kicks off its 34th season tonight […]

Bias Against Trump Is Real

Bias Against Trump Is Real

By Steve Hunley   The basic sense of fair play has to be chaffing a great many Americans, as it is more and more obvious the mainstream media is simply not going to give President Donald Trump anything even resembling fair treatment.  Former President Jimmy Carter told the New York Times, “I think the media […]

Freezing weather draws homeless to KARM

Freezing weather draws homeless to KARM

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Last week’s below freezing weather played havoc with the homeless in Knoxville and strained the resources of the Knoxville Area Rescue Mission. The Broadway KARM center reported that about 360 people sought overnight shelter there on Wednesday. The mission has some needs but is stressing that it’s open and welcoming […]

Knox County’s Highway Department ready for winter weather

Knox County Engineering & Public Works has prepared its fleet ahead of possible winter weather this weekend. On-call crews are ready in each service district to begin treating roadways as needed. Crews have the ability to use granular road salt or liquid brine as a treatment.   The Highway Department can equip up to 14 […]

SHORT-TERM RENTAL PERMITS NOW AVAILABLE IN KNOXVILLE

Knoxville residents wishing to operate a short-term rental unit can apply for a permit from the City of Knoxville, provided they meet the conditions in the City’s newly adopted short-term rental ordinances.   The application form is available on the City website at knoxvilletn.gov/STRS. It includes a list of necessary supporting documents, including proof of […]

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