Alexander: Filibustering to Death the Gorsuch Nomination Would Fly in the Face of 230 Years of Senate Tradition

Alexander: Filibustering to Death the Gorsuch Nomination Would Fly in the Face of 230 Years of Senate Tradition

“According to the former Senate Historian, with one possible exception… the number of Supreme Court justices in our country’s history who have been denied their seats by filibuster is zero.  The number of cabinet members in our country’s history who have been denied their seats by a filibuster is zero.  The number of federal district […]

Over 300 Plan to Participate in Keep Knoxville Beautiful’s South Knoxville Cleanup on Saturday

  Keep Knoxville Beautiful will be hosting the community-wide South Knoxville Cleanup on Saturday, March 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event will kick off at Sam Duff Memorial Park on 4060 Chapman Highway. South Knoxville is Keep Knoxville Beautiful’s “Community of the Year” through June 2017. The cleanup will be KKB’s largest event […]

Vietnam Veterans to be Honored

On Wednesday, March 29th at 10:00 a.m., the Vietnam Veterans of America Capt. Bill Robinson Chapter 1078 will conduct a Vietnam Veterans Day commemoration at the East Tennessee Veterans Memorial at Knoxville’s World’s Fair Park, 401 Henley St. Vietnam Veteran’s Day was established by a Presidential Proclamation signed by President Richard Nixon on February 26, 1974. Vietnam Veteran’s […]

Robotics Teams from Eight States to Vie for Championship at March 23-25 FIRST Robotics Smoky Mountains Regional

This weekend, 48 high school robotics teams from eight states will compete at the March 23-25 FIRST Robotics Smoky Mountains Regional, to be held at Thompson-Boling Arena on The University of Tennessee campus. Winners will earn an invitation to compete against 600 of the best international teams at the FIRST Robotics Championship in Houston in April. […]

Knox County School Board Selects Bob Thomas as Superintendent

  The Knox County Board of Education has named current Assistant Superintendent of Knox County Schools Bob Thomas as the new superintendent of Knox County Schools. Mr. Thomas, who was selected during a special-called meeting Monday, will take over the reins from Interim Superintendent Buzz Thomas, who has served in the role over the last […]

Knoxville #Help4TNDay Kick off Press Conference featuring Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon Lee

DATE: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 TIME: 2:30 pm (edt) LOCATION: University of Tennessee College of Law Rotunda 1505 W. Cumberland Ave. Knoxville, TN 37996 At the press conference, local leaders will speak about the legal struggles facing East Tennesseans, and what is being done to provide free legal help to those individuals.   They will also […]

A Well Being

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Occasionally, people write and complain that my essays are not always about medical or health issues. They call attention to the heading of section D in the Focus entitled Health & Well Being. When I mentioned this to my wife, she, like others, hadn’t considered the second part of the heading. […]

Tennessee Spring Football: What To Watch For

By Alex Norman Folks, it is ok that you are going through football withdrawl.  I get it.  I’m right there with you. The good news is that this week, football is back! Well, kind of. Tennessee will hold its first of 15 spring practices on Tuesday, March 21st.  Spring football will conclude with the annual […]

There’s always positives in competing, even in defeat

By Steve Williams Nashville Whites Creek head coach Carlton Battle said he knew his team would make the tying shot in the closing seconds of its semifinal game against Knoxville Catholic because the Cobras’ season was on the line. He also said he knew Luke Smith’s last shot was going in. “I wanted to press […]

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