Rhythms of Life

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Ethnicity has little to do with rhythm because my grandson Noah has it.  We don’t know where he got it because my son-in-law doesn’t dance.  Perhaps it’s some recessive or ancestral gene that courses through Noah’s blood and allows him to move like no white man I’ve ever seen. Sitting on […]

Back to Back! CAK wins second straight soccer title

By Alex Norman They’ve made winning boys’ soccer championships a regular experience at Christian Academy of Knoxville. On Friday, May 24th, the Warriors won their second straight Division I Class A-AA title, with a 2-1 victory over Kingsbury. CAK downed Kingsbury for the 2012 championship as well. “It means a lot for the boys,” said […]

That ‘Green’ Thing

“Checking out at the store, the young clerk suggested to the older woman that she should bring her own shopping bags as Plastic bags weren’t good for the environment. The woman apologized and explained, “We didn’t have the ‘green’ thing back in my earlier days.” The young clerk responded, “That’s our problem today. Your generation […]

Whose right is it

By Joe Rector I don’t know about any other Tennesseans, but I, for one, feel so much safer knowing that our state officials are taking care of us. If you don’t believe they are, just check out State Senator Frank Niceley’s “fatherly” leadership. Niceley’s proposal would remove the arduous task of choosing Democratic and Republican […]

Focus on the Law: Depression and Social Security Disability

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law According to the National Institute of Health, 9.5% of the U.S. adult population suffers from mood disorders in any given year with 45% of these cases being classified as severe.  A mood disorder refers to a mental disorder “in which the underlying problem primarily affects a person’s emotional state […]

Middlebrook Pike Lane Closure [June 3-5]

KUB and its contractor will close the westbound curbside lane on a short section of Middlebrook Pike between Citico Street and North Twenty First Street between the hours of 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. beginning Monday, June 3, and lasting through Wednesday, June 5, as work is completed on the natural gas distribution system. One westbound […]

Knoxville Focus for Monday, June 3, 2013

Knoxville Focus for Monday, June 3, 2013

Click here to view this week’s Focus. Shine Brighter Making the Sunsphere Iconic By Dan Andrews andrewsd@knoxfocus.com “I have fear. You got to have a pretty healthy respect for what you’re doing. Our top three priorities on this job are safety, safety, and safety,” stated Rex Richardson. For Rex and his crew from Apex Window […]

‘Call Mullins’

‘Call Mullins’

By Ralphine Major I topped Black Oak Ridge in my Chevrolet Malibu. Just ahead lay a beautiful valley of church steeples, businesses, towering trees, and ridges. My destination was Halls High School, my mother’s alma mater. There was a freedom in leaving my world of college classes in the spring of 1976. It was a […]