Catching up with Tyson Clabo

By Alex Norman There are few athletes from East Tennessee that have accomplished as much in their professional careers as Tyson Clabo, a 2000 graduate of Farragut High School. But because his trade is a rather anonymous one, on the offensive line in the National Football League, his achievements have gone unnoticed to many. “East […]

A 3-3 finish and Vols will go bowling

By Steve Williams It’s halftime of the 2013 University of Tennessee football season and the Vols are 3-3. That’s no big surprise. But UT easily could be 5-1 right now and 2-0 in Southeastern Conference. On the other hand, they could be 2-4 overall. Let’s look back. Tennessee began the Butch Jones era against Austin […]

A Day Away: Knoxville’s Presidential Streets

By Mike Steely Seems Jimmy Carter can’t get much respect, doesn’t it? Although the peanut farmer and nuclear scientist from Georgia is one of the presidents of our nation to get a street named for him in our fair city, the street is only a couple of blocks long and, with the construction there, the […]

A shameful mess

By Joe Rector Okay, let’s try to sort things out. The House of Representatives Republicans don’t like Obamacare. They want to defund it, delay it, or do anything else to stop its implementation. So, they refuse to fund the budget with a continuing resolution unless provisions to kill the law are included. Democrats in the […]

Focus on the Law: Domestic Violence

by Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Domestic violence is a pattern of controlling behavior aimed at gaining power in order to control an intimate partner.  “It is not just about hitting and punching.  It is a pattern of assaultive and coercive behavior, including psychological, sexual and physical abuse. […]

Knoxville Focus for October 14, 2013

Knoxville Focus for October 14, 2013

Click here to view this week’s Focus. A father takes a stand By Tasha Mahurin Just over three years ago, Kirk Smalley was a construction worker living in Perkins, Oklahoma. His wife, Laura, worked in the cafeteria at a local school. Things weren’t perfect; they faced challenges common to any middle-class family living in […]

Busy Summer Leads to Even Busier Fall

Busy Summer Leads to Even Busier Fall

Summer is generally the season when most students enjoy time off from school activities, but it wasn’t the case for many Seymour High School choral students.  This past summer, Matt Gainey, Lydia Ogle, and Hannah Williams auditioned for and were accepted into the prestigious Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts.  While in attendance for six […]