Focus on the Law: Identity Fraud

By Sharon Frankenberg According to the most recent figures from the Bureau of Justice statistics, 11.7 million people were victims of identity theft between 2006 and 2008.  Congress made identity theft a federal crime in 1998 when it passed the Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act.  This act made the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) responsible […]

22nd Annual KARM Golf Classic

22nd Annual KARM Golf Classic Thursday, June 13 Avalon Golf & Country Club They’re doing something different this year! Find out how you can participate in a new and meaningful way… even if you’re not a golfer! Contact John Gargis at or 865.633.7623 or (click here) for more information.

No. 7 Softball Hosts NCAA Regional

The Tennessee softball team has earned its 11th berth into the NCAA Tournament and will host an NCAA Regional for the ninth time in program history, as announced by the NCAA Division I Softball Committee on Sunday night. The Lady Vols are the national No. 7 seed and will host the Knoxville Regional from May 17-19. Seven SEC […]

Knoxville Focus for May 13, 2013

Knoxville Focus for May 13, 2013

Click here to view this week’s Focus. Knoxville cyclist rides for Redeeming Hope “According to the AARP and the Senior Olympics, I’m a Senior. So, accordingly, I must now reap the benefits of this age. Sit back, garner ‘respect,’ enjoy the easier life, and simply relax. …Umm, I don’t think so,” said Knoxville resident John […]

World-famous author Wally Lamb speaks to VMC

World-famous author  Wally Lamb speaks to VMC

By Joe Rector Best-selling author Wally Lamb did speak to an audience of 900 who attended the 2013 Carry the Torch Luncheon at the Knoxville Convention Center. It is sponsored by the Volunteer Ministry Center as a fundraiser for its programs. Lamb also mingled with a group the night before. Lamb’s most personal appearance occurred […]

Exchange students prepare for return

Exchange students prepare for return

By David Klein For a few eager, international students, spending a year at a high school in Tennessee is a great experience. Each year, many foreign students come to the U.S. to study for a year through an organization called the Education First Foundation. The Education First Foundation (EFF) is the leader in high school […]

The Third Annual Knoxville Sports Media Combine

The Third Annual Knoxville Sports Media Combine

By Alex Norman For years the question has been raised… Are there any members of the sports media that are actually… sporty? I don’t think anyone believes that Chris Berman is very athletic, nor Tony Kornheiser, nor Al Michaels or most of the other folks you see on your television set. But in Knoxville, there […]

County makes small correction on website

Knox County Officials confirmed today that two websites that had incorrect financial numbers have been fixed and updated.  In the recent weeks, this reporter has undertaken and completed an exhaustive investigative reporting task of examining hundreds of websites involving the County’s  “Open Government” portal on their website which can be found here.   While most […]