Remembering some old folks

By Joe Rector I’ve been reading J.D. Vance’s book “Hillbilly Elegy” the last couple of days. Putting it down is difficult. While I’m not from the hills and backwoods of Kentucky, our families have similarities, and his words spark plenty of memories of my childhood with extended family members. The most important person in Vance’s […]

Let’s Get Philosophical

By Dr. Jim Ferguson It has finally quit raining here in Knoxville, though flooding in Texas continues and another hurricane is threatening Florida. Suffering Americans and Caribbean islanders remain on my mind and heart, but I just can’t write about rain, flooding and misery this week. So, to paraphrase Olivia Newton-John,  Let’s get physical… no, […]

What does it mean to mitigate damages?

By Jedidiah McKeehan So one of the many legal terms that you hear from time to time is the term to “mitigate damages.” What does that term actually mean? Well, the best way to define it is to give an example.  Say you are renting a property and the tenant skips out on the lease […]

From rural high school graduate to retired university dean

By Ralphine Major The power of a printed paper!  Distributed weekly, the far-reaching impact of The Knoxville Focus is remarkable.  Through it, I have been connected to people I never knew and reconnected to others with whom I had lost touch.  Perry and Carol McGinnis fall into the first category. It was after I started […]

Vols start season with some midnight madness

By Steve Williams Here we go again. Hang on tight. If the season opener was any indication, Tennessee football fans may be in for another roller coaster ride. Remember last year’s first game? It took a fumble recovery by Jalen Hurd in the end zone in overtime for No. 9 ranked UT to defeat upset-minded […]

Marble City Opera Season presents a double-bill of Menotti’s ‘The Telephone’ and Poulenc’s ‘The Human Voice’

  ‘Marble City Opera will present a double-bill of Menotti’s The Telephone and Poulenc’s The Human Voice. Performances will be presented at The Square Room, Knoxville, Tennessee at 8:00 p.m. on October 6 and 7, 2017.   Marble City Opera is pleased to return to The Square Room with the presentation of these two short operas […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of September 11, 2017

Foreclosure notices 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 January 31, 2008, executed by DOROTHY JEAN KIMSEY, JAMES R. KIMSEY, conveying certain real property therein described to WILLIAM H. CURTIS, as Trustee, as same appears of record in […]

Powell takes aim at playoffs after win over Karns

PHOTO BY LEXIE GILLAND / FUL.COM Fulton High band members pump up the crowd at kickoff time of Friday's rivalry game at Austin-East. The Falcons held on for a 20-14 win.

Powell takes aim at playoffs after win over Karns

By Steve Williams Rodney Ellison, Powell High head football coach, felt his team took a huge step towards making the playoffs this season with its 21-19 win at Karns Friday night. “We still have a lot of work to do, but this is a win we felt we had to have,” said Ellison, after the […]

Team numbers up in local youth football this season

PHOTO BY SHELBY PILANT Christian Academy of Knoxville defenders swarm a Carter running back in a Grasscutter Division game (age 9-under) in the Knox Metro Youth Football League at John Tarleton Park on Aug. 29. CAK won 20-6.

Team numbers up in local youth football this season

By Steve Williams The Knoxville Metro Youth Football League saw a significant decline last season in teams that play “tackle” football. Not including 6-under “flag” football teams, there were 102 teams in the KMYFL in 2016. That included teams in the 7U through 14U age divisions and is the lowest number of “tackle” teams in […]

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