Corryton’s Christmas Parade

By Ralphine Major It was a warm, sunny December day—perfect weather for a parade in East Tennessee!  On Saturday, December 12, 2015, the Second Annual Corryton Christmas Parade full of floats including the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), all sizes of vehicles, and lots of beautiful horses lined up behind the ballfield.  The parade route […]

Newfangled Things

By Joe Rector I made a run to Costco the week before Christmas. My goal was to pick up a few things that Amy had on her list. I arrived before the place even opened, quick-stepped it through the entrance a few minutes later and arrived back at the car in about 10 minutes. Leaning […]

Thoughts for 2016

By Rosie Moore Shopping is finished, baking is finished, decorating is finished, wrapping is finished, and that great day has arrived and went. Toasts have been raised and scrumptious feasts have been partaken. How the time flew! And what is left? Empty feelings, sorrowful thoughts, perhaps, a feeling of let-down? Don’t be discouraged, good feelings […]

Why I’m Done With Fantasy Football

By Alex Norman That’s it.  I’m done.  It’s over. I can’t take the losing, the heartache and the pain. No, I’m not a Tennessee fan refusing to sign up for season tickets again after yet another season in which the Vols lost to rivals Florida or Alabama. I’m talking about fantasy football. I’m not going […]

Real Tennessee fans yearn for days of big-time bowl games

By Steve Williams Real Tennessee football fans don’t get caught up in all the bowl hype, or at least they shouldn’t. The truth of the matter is the Vols haven’t played in a major bowl game since Jan. 1, 2005, when Tennessee, led by Rick Clausen, pummeled Texas A&M 38-7 in the Cotton Bowl. It […]

The Present

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Ordinarily I don’t care for end of the year reviews. To me they imply torpid journalism. But, I’m not a journalist; I’m a columnist. So here’s a look at the present instead of the past. Actually, a “year in review” might not be too bad if full of pictures. However, my […]

Legal and Public Notices for December 28, 2015

foreclosure notices     NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   WHEREAS, default has oc-curred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated April 30, 2001, executed by BRENDA GASKIN-RILEY, conveying certain real property therein de-scribed to ALLEN J. WARE, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the […]

The Knoxville Focus for December 28, 2015

Knox County Commission votes ‘NO’ on McIntyre Contract By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Knox County Commission shot a cannon across the bow of the school board Monday afternoon, voting 9-2 against the Knox County Board of Education’s contract extention with Superintendent Jim McIntyre. So the vote by the commission, in effect, was a “no confidence” […]

11th Year for Popular Event at Fountain City Auction

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com If you love collecting advertising items, be it large TEXACO signs or small kids’ pedal toys, you’ll want to attend the largest auction of its kind at the Fountain City Auction this Saturday, January 2. The fun begins at noon Saturday and Greg Lawson, owner of the popular auction house, says […]

Harry Truman Goes To The Senate, Part III

By Ray Hill Harry Truman’s miraculous campaign for president in 1948 has become part of American political lore.  Just about every American who can see has seen the famous picture of a beaming Truman holding up a copy of the Chicago Tribune with the headline blaring “Dewey Defeats Truman.” Yet 1948 was not the most […]

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