The Kitchen Drawer – 2014

By Dr. Jim Ferguson My wife, Becky, relates a story of a long departed relative who grew up in the Great Depression. This lady understood privation, and as a result saved everything for the proverbial “rainy day.” As the family sorted through her life’s history and estate (collections) they found a box full of tiny […]

Laughter is the best medicine

By Rosie Moore I came in contact with a stack of Reader’s Digest magazines and I’m in seventh heaven. The smallest book with the most information of any magazine around, it contains Jokes, Food, Money, Home, Heroes, Dreams, and Health articles that keeps one turning its pages until everything has been absorbed–all at one sitting. […]

Legal and Public Notices for November 23, 2015

    SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   Sale at public auction will be on December 21, 2015 on or about 11:00AM local time, at the North door, Knox County Courthouse, Knoxville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by RODNEY NEFF AND ANGELA NEFF, […]

Thankfulness

By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com “O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.  1 Chronicles 16:34 (KJV) Dressed in my cowgirl outfit, I was Annie Oakley—hat and all!  Growing up on our dairy farm, life was simple and time moved slowly.  Some evenings, this cowgirl would walk up […]

Thankful for it all

By Joe Rector Yes, I know that Thanksgiving is still three more days away, but I wanted to get a jump on it and make my list of all the things for which I am thankful and for the blessings poured out to me. I’m thankful for the job I have. The previous one that […]

Our Story: Former Lady Bulldog Softball Players

By Sally Absher Several months ago, the Focus reported on the untimely forced resignation of BHS Softball Coach Leonard Sams. Coach Sams took the BHS softball team to State tournament last May – a first in Bearden history, and had just been voted District Coach of the year by his peers. Two weeks later, the […]

The Chalk Board, November 23, 2015

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com   Fulton Student Awarded “Golden Eagle” Scholarship More than 100 Latino students and families attended the region’s first Latino College and Resource Fair hosted at Fulton High School on Tuesday.  The event planning team surprised student team member Ana Gutierrez Roman with a scholarship funded by vendor registration fees. The “Golden […]

Atom Tickets app launches in Knoxville

By Focus Staff The new app Atom Tickets recently launched in partnership with Knoxville Regal Cinemas and should help locals save time in the busy holiday season when taking a break from the hubbub and going to the movies. Atom Tickets is a “social, mobile, ticketing experience” that allows users to easily discover new movies, […]

The Knoxville Focus for November 23, 2015

Area Holiday Events “Twas the Night Before Christmas” is the theme for the Clinton Christmas Parade.  It will take place Saturday, December 5, 2015, at 6:00 p.m.  For more information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at (865)457-2559.   The Corryton Christmas Parade will take place Saturday, December 12 at 2:00 p.m. Line-up starts at 12:30 […]

Frustration, Anger Rule the Campaign Season

By Steve Hunley The two campaigns drawing the biggest crowds as the presidential primaries approach are still Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.  The establishment in both parties is desperately trying to circle the wagons and figure out just what the heck is going on.  The answer is very simple: folks are just plain fed up, […]

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