Old North Knoxville Hosts Holiday Home Tour

Historic Old North Knoxville will hold its 29th Annual Victorian Holiday Home Tour this coming weekend with the Candlelight Tour from 4-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, and the Afternoon Tour from 12:30-5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3.   Advanced tickets are available now at your area Elder’s Ace Hardware stores and online.  Tickets can also […]

Oak Ridge Chorus Sings “Messiah and More” on December 1st

The Oak Ridge Civic Music Association is pleased to present the Oak Ridge Chorus, led by Chorus Director Jaclyn Johnson, in a festive holiday concert on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge.  The Oak Ridge Chorus will be joined by the University of Tennessee Concert […]

Still time to donate to Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America has announced that this year’s sponsorship deadline has been extended to midnight Friday night, Dec. 1. Because of the logistics involved in processing donations made by checks, we are asking that donations made during the extended deadline period be made exclusively online by visiting http://www.knoxcounty.org/vets.

Talking about car insurance during a car wreck trial

By Jed McKeehan Say you are involved a car wreck and you are hurt pretty seriously.  The driver who caused the wreck is a little old lady who is probably the nicest, sweetest grandma that ever lived.  Unfortunately, even though she’s very nice, she caused a wreck that sent you to the hospital and caused […]

Late surge propels Falcons over Farragut 74-64

By Ken Lay Fulton High School boys basketball coach Jody Wright didn’t know what to expect when his team took the floor for the first time on Monday, Nov. 20. And he wasn’t particularly happy with his team’s inaugural performance of the 2017-18 season. “We’ve had about a week of practice and we looked like […]

Community Interest Meeting Nov. 29 for Maryville-to-Townsend Greenway Expansion

On Wednesday, November 29, community members interested in supporting or learning more about the Maryville-to-Townsend Greenway expansion can attend a community interest meeting at 6 p.m. at Cycology Bicycles in Maryville, located at 2408 East Lamar Alexander Parkway. The interest meeting will share updates and information on the greenway expansion project, along with ways community […]

Super foods of The Bible

By Rosie Moore This time of the year our thoughts naturally turn to food. We have the harvest of foods in the beginning of Autumn, then we consume those foods later in the season. I was amazed to learn how often food is mentioned in God’s Word. In the book of Deuteronomy the Israelites were […]

How to survive the problem

  By Joe Rector I keep hearing from news outlets that we have just crossed into a new world, a new time. The revelations of sexual harassment by some famous men has our world spinning. At the risk of offending some people, I have a few thoughts on the subject. To begin with, shame on […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson Have you ever been the one to not get the message? Well, it just happened to me, four hours before the editorial deadline for this week’s Focus. Apparently, I didn’t get the email that usually reminds columnists to be prepared for an early deadline. To put a positive spin on this […]

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