Leaking Brain

By Joe Rector Last night as I lay in bed, a topic for a new column came zooming into my head. Not only the topic but several points about it also appeared one after the other. I remember falling asleep with a contented feeling that my next writing would be all but done. This morning, […]

That Prom Season

By Rosie Moore After a sultry summer last year, followed by a glitzy autumn, then by a robust winter (I know, it wasn’t a very robust season), now we just passed the pulsating prom season this spring. And it certainly does pulsate, pulsating with anxious nerves, thoughts of who’s going to invite whom, and then […]

A night with the Nashville Predators

By Alex Norman At the time of this writing the Nashville Predators were playing the Anaheim Ducks in the Western Conference Finals.  The Predators are trying to get to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in franchise history. Full disclosure:  I am not a Nashville Predators fan.  My allegiances lie with one of […]

Injury will sideline Bearden decathlete at Spring Fling

By Steve Williams Bearden High senior Jacob Sobota would have been the favorite to win the TSSAA Class AAA decathlon this week, but he won’t get to compete for the prestigious title because of a late-season injury. “I scratched Jacob from the decathlon,” Bearden Coach Patty Thewes said via e-mail Friday. “He was unable to […]

Congratulations, Graduates!

By Ralphine Major The letter urged parents to spend time with their children during the summer.  It was filled with ideas from our team of kindergarten teachers at church.  Parents could use simple suggestions in helping their child learn about our Creator’s goodness in their everyday life.  Rain showers, sunshine, and beautiful flowers in bloom […]

Can You Legally Record Phone Conversations?

By Jedidiah McKeehan So you may have found yourself in a situation where you think, “I should be recording this phone conversation.” Is it legal to record a phone conversation?  Do you have to tell the other person that you are recording the conversation like the collection agencies do when you talk to them? No, […]

MEDIC presents Parrot Head Party May 25

  The biggest party of the year at MEDIC Regional Blood Center is right around the corner. The 13th Annual Parrot Head Party is scheduled for Thursday, May 25th, and this year’s event is expected to attract more donors than ever before.   The annual event at MEDIC’s Knoxville Donor Center at 1601 Ailor Avenue […]

The Knoxville Focus for May 22, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for May 22, 2017

Thirty-one candidates seek five council seats By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Noon Thursday was the deadline for qualifying and all candidates vying for the five Knoxville City Council seats now have until noon on May 25 to withdraw. Early voting starts August 9 and the Primary Election is August 29. Thirteen people have qualified as candidates […]

Admirals outlast Oak Ridge for region title 2-1

Admirals outlast Oak Ridge for region title 2-1

By Ken Lay OAK RIDGE — It was a battle. But in the end, Farragut High School’s boys soccer team left Oak Ridge with a Region 2-AAA Championship Thursday night. “Oak Ridge is a great team and they’re well-coached,” Admirals Coach Ray Dover said after Farragut edged the Wildcats 2-1 in the title match at […]

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