Our Neighborhoods: EAST KNOXVILLE

Our Neighborhoods: EAST KNOXVILLE

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Every section of Knox County is unique and offers a variety of home styles, historic sites, restaurants, neighborhoods, and culture. East Knoxville has all that and more. From downtown Knoxville to Interstate 40, the east side of the city may be the most diverse section in our region. East Knoxville basically […]

Hipsher’s grand slam sets tone for Central win

Hipsher’s grand slam sets tone for Central win

By Ken Lay Senior catcher Maleah Hipsher knows that she’ll be expected to provide some offensive punch for the Central High School softball team and this a role she relishes. Hipsher, the fifth hitter in the Lady Bobcats’ batting order, came through big on Monday, March 24 in an 8-5 District 3-AAA victory at Karns. […]


By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Nuisance is the maintenance of a wrongful condition on a person’s own property over an unreasonable length of time which annoys or disturbs the free use of another’s property or which renders its ordinary use or physical occupation uncomfortable.  For example, in the case of Oakley v. Simmons, 799 […]

Determined Vols make it to the Dance after all

By Steve Williams Give Cuonzo Martin credit. The embattled University of Tennessee basketball coach didn’t let himself get caught up in all that negativity. He kept his eye on the prize and his players followed suit. As I write this on Friday night, the Vols are coming off NCAA tournament wins over Iowa and UMass […]

Pearl heads to The Plains, Knoxville loses its mind

By Alex Norman Bruce Pearl loves Knoxville so much he chose to stay here, despite his firing in March 2011. Knoxville loves Bruce Pearl so much tens of thousands of Tennessee fans signed a petition demanding his return as Vols basketball coach. Today Pearl has a new team, and a new home… And Knoxville can’t […]

The Sixth Starter

By Ralphine Major “Before someone says, ‘you can’t have six starters in basketball,’ I want to emphasize that you can have as many starters as you want to,” Bob Dagley said. “But, only five can play at the same time.” Dagley is the former coach of the Gibbs Eagles. The player he is referring to […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson The notion of choice is a fundamental principle with me.  It stems from the doctrine of “free will.”  Ancient philosophers stated that freedom of conscience is really the only thing that cannot be controlled or taken from someone.  The central lesson in the Greek tragedy “Antigone” by Sophocles is affirmed by […]

A Day Away: Warm Springs, Georgia

By Mike Steely It’s not what you would expect. The complex is large, the museum extensive, and the grounds well kept, but the house is much smaller than even I imagined it would be. I’m talking about the Little White House in Warm Springs, Georgia, the retreat of our longest serving president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. […]