How times change!

By Rosie Moore I have a child who was born in 1955. I don’t think he/she will mind me discussing their age, he/she lives up North, but the year 1955 brings back numerous memories. Here are some comments that were made in that year: I’ll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way […]

Hovering

By Joe Rector Thwack! Thwack! Thawck! The sound grows louder as the sky fills with the same sound coming from hundreds or even thousands as they hover. What can it be? Helicopter parents are either constantly present or on call to sweep into any situations that might arise. It’s a different world from the one […]

2016 East Tennessee Preservation Awards

East Tennessee is a beautiful region that is rich with history and interesting places. Each year, the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance recognizes outstanding persons, projects and organizations working to preserve our heritage for future generations. This year, our ten award winners are celebrated for their contributions to historic preservation and we want to share their […]

The Knoxville Focus for November 14, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for November 14, 2016

Beer sales near churches resolution delayed By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com What seemed to be a foregone conclusion to drop the current 300 feet required between churches and beer retailers saw some church opposition Tuesday night. The Knoxville City Council heard Jack Wallace and Carlos Harmon of Oakwood Baptist and Doug Stauffer of Antioch Baptist speak […]

President Trump

President Trump

By Steve Hunley When Donald Trump first announced his intention to seek the Republican presidential nomination, his declaration was greeted with little enthusiasm from many GOP regulars and a collective giggle from the ruling elite and the mainstream media. Just last week, Donald J. Trump won arguably the biggest upset in the history of our […]

Take a Tasty Walk with East TN Tours

Take a Tasty Walk with East TN Tours

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Take a Tasty Walk with East TN Tours Want a tasty walking tour of downtown Knoxville? How about dining your way along Gay Street or Market Square and discovering a bit of history along the way? If your walking shoes are ready and you’ve got a hearty appetite then Lauren Quinn’s […]

Senator Howard Baker, Part Six

Senator Howard Baker, Part Six

By Ray Hill Although Howard Baker had not been selected as Richard Nixon’s running mate in 1968, his political star continued to rise. Even as Howard Baker’s political fortunes rose, 1969 was a difficult year for the Baker family. Everett McKinley Dirksen was the last of his kind. A golden throated orator of a time […]

Central and Fulton will square off again in playoff rematch

PHOTO BY LEXIE GILLAND/ FUL.COM Fulton's Zack Dobson pulls in a touchdown pass in the Falcons' Class 4A second-round victory over Catholic.

Central and Fulton will square off again in playoff rematch

By Steve Williams The lights will be brighter than ever on Broadway this Friday night. An unexpected rematch will pit Fulton at Central in the Battle of Broadway Part II. Many high school football fans had been expecting a Catholic vs. Greeneville showdown in the Class 4A quarterfinals this week. But the Falcons and Bobcats […]

New coach inherits veteran squad at Bearden

Gresham Middle School boys basketball coach Tom Poisal gives final instructions to the Gladiators before their game at Halls. Poisal, a teacher at Halls, was once the school's girls basketball coach. The Demons spoiled Poisal's homecoming with a 54-47 victory Thursday. Photo by Ken Lay.

New coach inherits veteran squad at Bearden

By Ken Lay Jeremy Parrott is a new face in the Bearden High School boys basketball program. Parrott, the former Cherokee High School head coach, was tapped to replace Mark Blevins, who resigned after last season, is one of a few newcomers in the program. “We’re excited,” said Parrott. “We’re a little things team. We […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of November 14, 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 May 2, 2014, executed by JUDY L. PECK, conveying certain real property therein described to Liberty Title, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Knox […]

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