Traffic Patterns

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Except during medical school, I’ve lived in Knoxville all my life. I love my hometown which is not too big or too small and, of course, we have the Vols! However, a common complaint of city life is traffic. And Knoxville’s traffic situation has become insane. We live in the UT […]

Angela the music professor

By Ralphine Major The couple who met in Kentucky and married in Tennessee eventually made their way back to the Volunteer State. For a brief time, the history professor continued teaching at Morehead State University in Kentucky.  During the transition, however, their church work did not suffer.  Dr. Tim Holder, who commuted on weekends, helped […]

Porch Music

By Joe Rector Nothing is much better for us older folks than to occasionally discover new ways to enjoy things that were once so much a part of our younger lives. That happened just the other weekend, and it’s thanks to my nephew Brandon that things worked out as they did. Years ago, our family […]

Will I Have To Pay Alimony?

By Jedidiah McKeehan When I am discussing someone’s divorce case with them, one of the questions that often comes up is, “Am I going to have to pay them alimony?” Alimony, or spousal support, are payments from one spouse to another after they are divorced to allow the economically disadvantaged spouse to maintain the standard […]

Thoughts for Today

By Rosie Moore Back on March 28th of this year in my book “My Daily Psalms and Prayers”, I came across this lovely paragraph.  Let me share it with you: “Why is it that those who do the right thing so often seem to lose out, while those who take shortcuts and cheat and steal […]

Tennessee moves up in national all-sports rankings

By Steve Williams Rome wasn’t built in a day, nor will the University of Tennessee’s athletics program be quickly rebuilt, but Phillip Fulmer is off to a good start. Fulmer, in just his second year as UT’s athletic director, has to be smiling today. On the heels of Tennessee’s women taking top honors in this […]

Elijah Young picks Missouri

By Alex Norman South-Doyle’s Elijah Young has positioned himself as one of the top high school football players in the state of Tennessee.   As of the time this article was written, Young was ranked 15th in the Volunteer state for the Class of 2020 As a 3-star athlete that is also considered the sixth-best all-purpose […]

The Knoxville Focus for July 1, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for July 1, 2019

Community policing and the candidates for mayor By Mike Steely One of the topics addressed during the League of Women Voters Mayoral Candidate Forum Tuesday night was community policing. Knoxville is currently planning to relocate the police and fire departments to the former St. Mary’s hospital just off Broadway. Not all of the six […]

Tax break approved for Supreme Court building

The Knox County Commission honored the late Arthur Seymour, Jr., and presented his widow, Susan, with a certificate. Mrs. Seymour is in the white blouse with a scarf. Seymour passed away after years of representing zoning clients and was noted for having more knowledge of zoning and land laws than anyone in city or county government. (Photo by Mike Steely)

Tax break approved for Supreme Court building

  By Mike Steely The Dover Corporation is in the process of renovating the former Tennessee State Supreme Court building which sat vacant for about 20 years. The city has already granted a payment-in-lieu-of taxes agreement and last week the Knox County Commission agreed also. While the tax break is based on the current […]

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