Gala for the University of Tennessee School of Music

Gala for the University of Tennessee School of Music

You or your favorite fan can lead the Pride of the Southland Marching Band by directing Rocky Top at a home football game this fall. This and other exciting opportunities will be auctioned during the April 9th Gala for the University of Tennessee School of Music.  The School’s Board of Advisors is hosting the Gala […]

Zoo Knoxville Celebrates A Day Of Magical Make-Believe This Saturday

Magical Make-believe Day Presented by JK Mouse Travel-Tarah Wilson Zoo Knoxville brings fairy tales to life during a day of Magical Make-Believe, presented by JK Mouse Travel – Tarah Wilson, on Saturday , April 9, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.   This enchanted day will feature Neverland and Company princesses Rapunzel, The Little […]

Legal and Public Notices for April 4, 2016

  NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated September 6, 2013, executed by Jamie L Bridges, conveying certain real property therein described to Andrew C Rambo, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office […]

Is there anything good on TV?

By Rosie Moore A few weeks ago I wrote about my favorite TV shows on Me-TV from the sixties and seventies. My granddaughter asked me, “But, Nana, don’t you like any of the programs that are on today?” Yes, indeed, I do. And here they are. My very favorite, The Good Wife is going off […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson Some weeks it’s harder than others to write this column. This week’s essay is the four hundred and ninth essay I’ve written for The Focus, each with an average of 1000 words. Do the math; this calculates to four hundred and nine thousand words over the last eight years. Perhaps I’ve […]

The Chalk Board for April 4, 2016

By Sally Absher Kindergarten Round-up Tuesday, April 12 Kindergarten Round-up (registration/application) will be held Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at all Knox County Elementary schools for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. At Kindergarten Round-up, parents receive important enrollment information about the upcoming school year. Children should be five years old by August 15, 2016, to enter […]

Town Hall Meeting held to Discuss Recent Threats at Farragut High School

By Sally Absher Karen Carson held a town hall meeting for the Fifth District community at Farragut High School Thursday, March 31, 2016 to discuss the recent threats at FHS, the school system’s response and the community’s ability to support a resolution to these concerns. Several dozen Farragut parents, students, teachers and staff attended the […]

Why Cheating Pays Off in the NCAA

By Alex Norman The best event in the NCAA is the men’s basketball tournament.  For three weeks, the nation is captivated by the established powers and the underdogs, all put in the same 68 team bubble, until one squad reigns supreme. Even with the academic sham that is the “one and done” era, this event […]

The Knoxville Focus for April 4, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for April 4, 2016

Drop the beer distance ordinance? Council says ‘Not Yet.’ By Mike Steely It is apparent that the distance between a beer retail store and places like schools, hospitals, churches and mortuaries may someday be changed but a 5-4 vote Tuesday evening by the city council keeps the 300 foot requirement. The close decision not […]

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