May: A Time for Celebrating our Mothers

Like the beautiful Iris, they stand tall and proud.  They are our mothers. They care for their children and families, offer encouragement and praise, and often read stories to a child sitting on their lap.  They prepare a child’s favorite dish, bake a birthday cake, or make an award-winning banana pudding. They pick up their […]

Butch needs to let high school players experience Neyland

By Steve Williams Have you heard the latest marketing promo for University of Tennessee football? Behind the iron gates and statue of the General lies “the hallowed grounds” of Neyland Stadium. The message is well done and might help get you in the mood for the upcoming season. But after UT’s announcement a couple of […]

NFL Dream Comes True For Ja’Wuan James

By Alex Norman Ja’Wuan James was a part of perhaps the worst four year stretch in Tennessee football history. But his future looks a lot brighter than his recent past. On Thursday, May 8, James heard his name called by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, as he was selected 19th overall by the Miami Dolphins. James, […]

Catherine

By Joe Rector I’m taking this opportunity to write about someone special. Instead of telling a story from my past or writing a diatribe about politics or the younger generation, my goal is to honor to a person who has touched so many lives. By the time I finish, I hope you’ll want to know […]

Focus on the Law: Family Medical Leave

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law The Tennessee Maternity and Adoption Care Leave Act is found at Tennessee Code Annotated Section 4-21-408.  This state law applies only to employers who employ 100 or more full-time employees at a job site or location.  For purposes of this statute, a job “site” may encompass more than a […]

NOTICE OF SALE

Volunteers Portable Moving and Storage, hereby publishes notice, as required by Tennessee Self-Service Storage Facility Act (TN Stat. 66-31-101- 66-31-107) of a public sale of the property listed below to satisfy a landlords lien. All sales are for cash to the highest bidder and are considered final. Volunteers Portable Moving and Storage reserves the right […]

Knoxville Focus for May 12, 2014

Knoxville Focus for May 12, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus. Rountree Defeats Trainor in School Board Race By Focus Staff The first round of voting in the races for the Knox County Board of Education is over and there will be at least one new fresh fresh face sitting on the Board come September. “I’m still in shock,” […]

Publisher’s Position: Board of Education To Change

By Steve Hunley With the election of Amber Rountree, one thing is certain: the Knox County Board of Education absolutely will change.  No longer will East Knox County Board member Mike McMillan be kicked into a corner without getting a second to discuss those issues neither Superintendent Jim McIntyre and the majority don’t want to […]

MECHANICSVILLE: Where the old is new again

MECHANICSVILLE: Where the old is new again

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com It’s one of those neighborhoods that, at first, appears to a small village, with clusters of businesses, older large and small homes, and people outside on porches, tending flower gardens, or chatting with neighbors. Originally known as McGhee’s Addition, Mechanicsville was so named because of all of the mechanics and workers […]