Baloney

By Joe Rector I don’t know about the rest of you, but the WHO’s latest proclamation turned out to be one big bummer for me. Processed meats, those wonderful things like bologna, ham, sausage, and bacon, are now declared cancer causing. Are you kidding? For years I’ve known that eating hotdogs and bologna and other […]

Legal and Public Notices for November 2, 2015

  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 February 13, 2008, executed by CHERI R. WYRICK, JAMES W. WYRICK, conveying certain real property therein described to PYRAMID TITLE, INC., as Trustee, as same appears of record in […]

The Knoxville Focus for November 2, 2015

Law Director Bud Armstrong kicks off re-election campaign By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The crowd to kick off Richard (Bud) Armstrong’s campaign for re-election as Knox County Law Director was a collection of various elected and former county officials, candidates for office, supporters, and well-wishers. They filled the banquet hall at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in […]

Regal Deal Good For Knoxville…And Knox County

By Steve Hunley Mayors Madeline Rogero and Tim Burchett deserve commendation for putting together the deal to have Regal Entertainment Group move its headquarters to downtown Knoxville.  Governor Haslam deserves credit for having the state do its part as well.  Congratulations should also be extended to Vice Mayor Nick Pavlis, as the new headquarters will […]

It’s Time to Admit TVAAS is Broken

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com Kudos to the Knox County Schools Board of Education, for accepting a waiver from the state to not include the TNReady Quick Scores in student grades this year. Unfortunately, there is no waiver from including the test scores, as part of Tennessee Value Added Assessment System (TVAAS), in teacher evaluations and […]

Tennessee And FDR’s Court Packing Plan, I

By Ray Hill   February 5, 1937 was a Friday and President Franklin D. Roosevelt publicly announced his intention to ask Congress to enlarge the United States Supreme Court.  Roosevelt was fresh from a smashing reelection campaign in 1936, which saw the president carry every state in the union, save for Maine and Vermont.  The […]

EKAA Runners come out ‘hitting’ and win championship

By Steve Williams The East Knoxville Athletic Association Runners’ 10U Minor Pee Wee football team was ready right from the start – on offense and defense – in its AFC division championship game against Carter. On their first offensive play of the game, running back Marquis Billingsley bounced around the right side of the line […]

Sam’s Club pitches in to help South Knox Elementary

By Ken Lay It was a day for celebration for South Knoxville Elementary School on Monday, Oct. 26 as students, faculty and staff were rewarded for their work by Sam’s Club. The East Knoxville Sam’s Club location awarded the school with a $50 gift card and Sam’s Club Marketing Team Lead Debbie Hardin was pleased […]

A Man Named Luttrell (Part II)

By Ralphine Majors Woodrow Luttrell grew up in the Luttrell House on a farm on Washington Pike in Corryton. It seemed fitting that the Gibbs High School graduate study agriculture at The University of Tennessee’s College of Agriculture from 1934-1938. The name was later changed to Institute of Agriculture. After college, Woodrow worked several years […]

Looking for the artist in me

By Joe Rector I love art. No one would ever call me an expert or critic, but as Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart said about pornography, “I know it when I see it”—art that is. Jim Gray pieces inspire me; just down the road from my house, Ruby Dayton’s home and gallery are filled with […]

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