Civil War Weekend Event To Be Held At Fort Dickerson Park

The Knoxville Civil War Roundtable and the City of Knoxville will commemorate the Civil War Sesquicentennial on Nov. 9th and 10th with the 150th Fort Dickerson Civil War Weekend, at Fort Dickerson Park.  Join historians, authors and local re-enacting units to celebrate veterans, past and present. This event commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Siege […]

Pellissippi State–Pond Gap Elementary community garden needs volunteers

Volunteers are needed at two upcoming Saturday workdays for the Pond Gap Elementary School community garden, a project of Pellissippi State Community College. Pellissippi State’s Service-Learning program has partnered with Pond Gap and the University of Tennessee to install the garden at the elementary school, and now volunteers are needed to help bring shape to […]

UT Brings the Circus to Rocky Top for Homecoming

Homecoming stands out as the greatest orange-and-white celebration on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, calendar for both students and alumni. This year’s festivities culminate on Saturday, Nov. 9, when faculty, staff and students from different colleges, offices and organizations across campus welcome back thousands of lifelong Vol fans.   “Cirque du Rocky Top” is this […]


The 2013 Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo is pulling into the Knoxville Convention Center for its first trip to Knoxville, Nov. 5-8. More than 500 campground owners, RV enthusiasts and suppliers will participate in the trade show and expo that will feature 35 educational seminars, discussion panels, networking […]

Becky Hancock joins the Tennessee Theatre as interim executive director

The Tennessee Theatre announced today that Becky Hancock, recently hired as manager of communications and outreach, will serve as interim executive director following the resignation of Tom Cervone, who is leaving to take a position with the University of Tennessee. Hancock returns to the theatre where she was general manager from 2001 to 2007.  As […]

The Fallen

By Dr. Jim Ferguson They say that people look like their dogs.  That’s obviously an over statement, but I have to admit I’ve occasionally noticed some resemblance in folks who walk their dogs in the neighborhood.  For a long time I’ve observed that a doctor’s medical practice is a reflection of his attitude and care.  […]

Standing Tall on the Court (Part II)

By Ralphine Major Growing up, they were neighbors. They played on the Gibbs High School basketball team and walked home together after practice every day. For David Widner and Tommy Everette, home was in the Ritta Community. Widner has appeared in earlier Focus columns. Everette played center for Coach Bob Dagley. The coach recalls the […]

The Patience of Bruce Pearl

By Alex Norman Bruce Pearl is waiting… just as he has been since March of 2011, when he was relieved of his duties as Tennessee men’s basketball coach. In August of that same year, the NCAA slapped a three-year show-cause penalty on Pearl, stemming from recruiting violations in the now famous “Aaron Craft BBQ” saga.  […]

Rosie’s World: A Little Bit of Funny

By Rosie Moore How many of you remember “Calvin and Hobbes”? I imagine quite a few of you do, especially those who had children who enjoyed their antics when they were young. A comic strip about a boy and his imaginary friend, it was created by Bill Watterson. He was born July 5, 1958 in Washington, D.C […]