New Job Training

By Joe Rector I’m back in the workforce for a week now. Admittedly, adjusting to working as many as 10 hours a day is tough, but getting up isn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be. In fact, having a schedule by which to go is something I like…sort of. This job is […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson Summer will soon be here and you may think it’s strange, but I have been thinking about ticks.  Perhaps it’s because I found one on my pant leg this week and, serendipitously(?), an article on these pests appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine. However, as I started this essay, […]

Focus on the Law: Human Sex Trafficking Conclusion

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Human sex trafficking is the most common form of modern day slavery.  It is an organized and violent business.  According to the FBI’s website, “women and young girls are sold to traffickers, locked up in rooms or brothels for weeks or months, drugged, terrorized, and raped repeatedly.”  Victims are […]

Q&A with Jeff Pearlman: Author of “Showtime”

By Alex Norman From time to time we like to catch up with the proverbial movers and shakers in the world of sports.  Recently we had the chance to trade emails with Jeff Pearlman, one of the best authors in the country.  Pearlman’s latest work is “Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers […]

PUBLIC NOTICE: Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization – Technical Committee Meeting, May 13, 2014.

The Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) Technical Committee will meet on Tuesday, May 13, at 9 a.m. in the Small Assembly Room of the City/County Building, 400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN.  Topics to be considered:  Proposed Amendment to the FY 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program,  Updates on the Functional Classification  for Queener Road, PlanET Playbook, […]


    Up to 30 students from Knoxville’s Austin East High School are attending the final performance of the musical “Jersey Boys” tonight…and hearing about the importance of arts from local firms that fund the Tennessee Theatre program purchasing their tickets. “The Youth Arts Alliance Fund is an important part of our outreach,” said Becky […]

Knoxville Focus for May 5, 2014

Knoxville Focus for May 5, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus online. South Knox Rallies for Rountree By Mike Steely Thursday evening at the Round Up Restaurant on Sevierville Pike,  Amber Rountree could not have been more busy, greeting supporter after supporter pouring inside. The first-time school board candidate received each guest graciously, answering questions and listening. And […]