Pumpkin Centerpiece Workshop at UT Arboretum October 24th

The UT Arboretum Society will hold a “Make and Take Pumpkin Centerpiece” Workshop on Tuesday, October 24th from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the UT Arboretum Program Shelter, 901 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge. Join UT Arboretum Education Program Coordinator, Michelle Campanis, to make a centerpiece in a fresh pumpkin. Michelle will lead the […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of October 16, 2017

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   Sale at public auction will be on October 31, 2017 on or about 10:00AM local time, at the North door, Knox County Courthouse, Knoxville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth here-in below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by SCARLET HEATH WHITED AND THOMAS WILLIAM WHITED, […]

Merle The ‘Okie from Muskogee’

By Ralphine Major I got as close to the stage as I could and snapped a photo with my instamatic camera.  In those days, I do not think I had even heard of a camera with a telephoto lens or zoom feature.  Satisfied that I had captured the image on film, I returned to my […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson As I crossed the dark parking lot it happened again. This time I was not threatened, because the disheveled woman who approached me for alms was pitiable and obviously only harmful to herself. And in my heart and mind the conundrum replayed. Should I follow the Master’s directive (Matthew 25:40) or […]

What are the recruits thinking?

By Alex Norman “What does this mean for recruiting, Lane?” That was the line that will forever be connected to Tennessee football recruiting, after a media member yelled that at a fleeing Lane Kiffin the night he resigned in 2010, putting the Vols further down the road to mediocrity. Kiffin’s former assistant coach Ed Orgeron […]

Commissioners Night Out October 18

Knox County At-Large Commissioners Ed Brantley and Bob Thomas are headed out to the Halls area for their 33rd Ed & Bob Night Out in Knox County. Ed and Bob will be at E. B.’s Eats & Treats, 4620 Mill Branch Lane, Wednesday, October 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to meet the people of […]

Operation Honor Guard raises funds

Operation Honor Guard raises funds

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com You probably saw them at Rose’s Mortuary on Broadway and Kingston Pike last Wednesday. Both locations had members of the East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard present and people were pulling into the parking lots to visit and donate on the Day of Giving. At the Broadway location WATE TV personalities were […]

Farragut takes care of business and Bearden, 31-14

Carlos Reveiz / Ashley Wathen - crfoto.com Farragut High students have fun watching the Admirals extend their winning streak over rival Bearden Friday night.

Farragut takes care of business and Bearden, 31-14

By Steve Williams If Farragut’s football team had to bounce back from a loss and start a new winning streak, beating old rival Bearden was the best way to do it. The Bulldogs even helped. And the Admirals gladly accepted Bearden’s generosity en route to a 31-14 win in the Battle of West Knoxville Friday […]

Tennessee and the League of Nations III

Tennessee and the League of Nations III

Governor Tom C. Rye had run for the United States Senate in the 1918 Democratic primary against Senator John Knight Shields as a supporter of President Woodrow Wilson and lost. Rye’s defeat did not necessarily mean the people of Tennessee had turned against Wilson; in fact, had the President written the public letter denouncing Shields […]

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