The Absence of Patience

By Alex Norman On November 11th, Tennessee’s men’s basketball team opened the season with a road game against Xavier.  A late Vols rally fell a bit short in a hostile environment, with the Musketeers hanging on for a 67-63 victory. The next day on local sports talk radio, the large majority of callers talked about […]

Jeff Francis chose coaching over reporting football

By Steve Williams Jeff Francis resigned as sideline reporter for the Vol Network in 2007 to spend more time with his family. Much of that time has been coaching his sons’ football teams. This season was Francis’ ninth coaching youth football and it was highlighted by his West team of 11 year old players winning […]

Upcoming Knox County Repulican Meetings

The first Tuesday of each month (Tuesday, December 3 ), the Karns Republican Club meets at Karns Middle School (2925 Grey Hendrix Rd) at 7pm.  The annual Christmas party will occur at 6:00pm.  Dinner will e catered by Herman Weaver and music from the Brad Walker Orchestra. Dinner should start around 6:30. Tickets are $25.00 and you can pay at the door. […]


    Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam today opened the Tennessee Residence for the third annual “Tennessee’s Home for the Holidays” open house, an event inviting all Tennesseans to tour the holiday decorations at the executive residence during the first two weeks in December.   This year’s holiday décor theme, “Tennessee Legends,” […]


Computers can be intimidating, but they don’t have to be! Join us for introductory computer classes offered bi-monthly on an alternating schedule.The classes offered are and Level I: Introduction to Computers will be presented on December 6 and Level II: Internet & Email Basics (January 3).   Level I: Introduction to Computers (December 6) ·         What the class covers: This […]

Knoxville Focus for December 2, 2013

Knoxville Focus for December 2, 2013

Please click here to view this week’s paper.   Judge Wimberly receives prestigious honor By Tasha Mahurin Knox County Circuit Court Judge Harold Wimberly Jr. received the Bill Williams Service Award for outstanding achievement in the area of adoption services last week from the Department of Child Services for his commitment, dedication, and service […]

Parking Garage, Pensions, Billboards

Parking Garage, Pensions, Billboards

By Mike Steely The demolition of the Pryor Brown parking garage, built in the 1920s, to make way for a block-long street level parking lot was rejected by City Council last week. Royal Properties was appealing a Metropolitan Planning Commission rejection. A local petition to save the multi-story garage and objections by Knox Heritage […]