Finally… Tennessee Talks (Spring) Football…

Finally… Tennessee Talks (Spring) Football…

By Alex Norman The past few weeks have been filled with off the field distractions for Tennessee’s football program.  So actually getting back on the field for spring practice is a welcome change.  Vols head coach Butch Jones met with the media on before the first practice in Monday, March 7th, and said that he […]

Presidential Character

Presidential Character

By Ralphine Major The professor’s timing is perfect!  In the midst of a presidential election, the release of his book entitled “Presidential Character” is sure to spark enthusiasm for our nation’s highest office.  Timothy D. Holder, Knoxville resident and Professor of History at Walters State, talks about the first six presidents of the United States […]

Neighborhood gathering a success

Neighborhood gathering a success

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com More than 450 people turned out for the Neighborhood Awards and Networking Luncheon at the Knoxville Convention Center recently. The annual event featured exhibits from various city and county agencies, companies, and the presentation of the Diana Conn Good Neighbor of the Year Award. David Gillette of Mechanicsville received the Good […]

A look at our ‘little’ neighbors

A look at our ‘little’ neighbors

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Knox is a large county, surrounded by Anderson, Union, Jefferson, Sevier, Blount, Loudon and Roane Counties. All of these neighboring jurisdictions contribute to Knox County, Knoxville and Farragut’s economy, society, and culture. Most of us know the major cities in these nearby counties but there are smaller places, incorporated or […]

South Doyle Jr. Pro 8U All-Stars Take Second

South Doyle Jr. Pro 8U All-Stars Take Second

By David Klein Teamwork and perseverance were among the lessons the South Doyle Jr. Pro 8 and Under Boys’ All-Stars Basketball Team learned in their march to second place in the Knox County 8 and Under Youth  Basketball Tournament, hosted by the Knox Co. Parks and Recreation Department. “I think that’s the biggest thing they […]

Heifner scores 1,000 points in middle school career

Heifner scores 1,000 points in middle school career

By Ken Lay Carter Middle School eighth grader Jordan Heifner recently closed out a stellar middle school career. And when she did so, she was in elite company. A three-year middle school career, including her seventh and eighth-grade years starring for the Lady Hornets, ended with Heifner scoring 1,000 points. “It was a big honor,” […]

‘Dementia: Ways for Family/Caregivers to Cope’ presentation to be at Blount County Public Library

While caring for a loved one suffering from dementia, the caregiver may become overwhelmed, weary, isolated and unaware of local resources that are available for assistance with the continuum of health and mental deterioration that may occur. “Dementia: Ways for Family and Caregivers to Monitor and Cope” will be presented by Rebekah Wilson, MSW, on […]

Just a few days left to get Girl Scout Cookies

Just a few days left to get Girl Scout Cookies

  Tasty Girl Scout Cookies are about to disappear for another year. The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians’ sale ends March 20. But girls’ hard work is far from over.   “Across the council, we’re still going strong with plenty of cookies to sell and lots of booths,” says Girl Scout Sarah Osucha. […]

UT’s Baker Center Releases Scorecard, Ranks US States According to Energy, Economy and Environment 

UT’s Baker Center Releases Scorecard, Ranks US States According to Energy, Economy and Environment 

Energy, economic performance and environmental quality are fundamentally linked. This makes it challenging to craft public policy to combat the effects of climate change.   The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy has released an inaugural Energy Scorecard for the American States, which includes a visual and interactive map […]

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