Vols’ opener: A nightmare with a good ending

By Steve Williams Be honest Tennessee football fans. When you woke up Friday morning, did you feel good about how your Vols played in their season opener the night before? Coach Butch Jones told us “1-0 is 1-0” on his post-game show after the come-from-behind 20-13 overtime win over Appalachian State Thursday night at Neyland […]

Whew!

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Lately, grandchildren have been on my mind a lot. Becky and I kept the two known as the “cute ones” over the weekend, and my other daughter, who lives in Portland Oregon, is in labor as I begin this essay. Thirty-seven years ago my wife, Becky, was in labor with our […]

Twenty-One Vendors to Participate in 15th Annual Taste of Blount

Top Blount County restaurants to offer samples of their fare Chicken salad croissants, steak martinis, cookies and crème cupcakes and Zwiebelkuchen (Zwie-bel-ku-chen) are just some of the savory food favorites you’ll find at the 15th annual Taste of Blount which is set of Thursday, Sept. 8 from 6-8 p.m. at the Theater in the Park […]

Barnes ‘gives back’ through Emerald Youth Foundation

Barnes ‘gives back’ through Emerald Youth Foundation

By Ken Lay Rick Barnes may be Tennessee’s head men’s basketball coach but he also wants to contribute to the community. That’s why he became involved with Knoxville’s Emerald Youth Foundation. “When I first got here, I wanted to do more than just coach basketball,” Barnes said as he started the 18th Annual Emerald Golf […]

You can help save Butterfly Lake

You can help save Butterfly Lake

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com One of the beautiful features about the Colonial Village neighborhood is Butterfly Lake. The shallow lake sits at the entry of the South Knoxville neighborhood and draws all types of water fowl. Last week the Canadian Geese were waddling along the shoreline looking for food and two cranes were far away […]

The 1952 Senate Race in Tennessee, I

The 1952 Senate Race in Tennessee, I

By Ray Hill The 1952 Senate race in Tennessee had its roots in the 1948 election, which was a turning point in Volunteer State history.  For decades, Tennessee’s politics had been dominated by Senator Kenneth D. McKellar and E. H. Crump, leader of the Shelby County machine.  The two had parted company only occasionally, usually […]

Maryville wears down Falcons 45-29 in Battle of Champions

PHOTO BY DAN ANDREWS A touchdown pass heads Zack Dobson's way in the Battle of Champions. Maryville came from behind to defeat Fulton 45-29.

Maryville wears down Falcons 45-29 in Battle of Champions

By Steve Williams Zaevion Dobson made the ultimate sacrifice in the game of life and the Fulton High football team, which includes many of his teammates, honored him with extraordinary effort in the Battle of Champions Saturday night, Aug. 27. Even though it didn’t result in victory, it was a performance in which Zae could […]

Fans in mid-season form for Thursday pregame parties

Fans in mid-season form for Thursday pregame parties

By Ken Lay It’s just after 11 a.m. on a Thursday on the Cumberland Avenue Strip and commuters are working their way through a nerve-racking construction zone. But this isn’t just another workday in the area surrounding the University of Tennessee campus; this is evident from the unusually full fast food restaurants and the high […]

Movies on Market Square lineup

The silver screen is set to light up Friday nights on Market Square starting September 9 with a Disney classic. Based on a community-wide vote, this year’s lineup of Knox County Public Library’s Movies on Market Square features several Disney favorites and other blockbusters. The Library is hosting the 13th year of Movies on Market […]

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