It’s a good day to reflect on being No. 1 in basketball

By Steve Williams Today, February 25th, is the 5-year anniversary of the University of Tennessee being ranked No. 1 in the nation in men’s basketball. What a day that was! The Vols were on top of the college basketball world, above the Dukes and North Carolinas and UCLAs and Indianas and all of the grand […]

The ‘64-’65 Victorious Eagles

By Ralphine Major There were only four teams left on the list:  Livingston Academy, Murfreesboro, Memphis Treadwell, and Gibbs of Knox County in East Tennessee.  These were the names of the schools in the State of Tennessee whose basketball teams were still undefeated. It was around Christmas time during the 1964-65 school year.  Bob Dagley […]

Washington and Lincoln still the gold standard

By Richie Beeler Another Presidents Day came and went last week. It did so with little fanfare. I have often commented that Presidents Day is probably the government holiday when the fewest other people are off. Still, the day marks a very appropriate time of appreciation for the 43 men who have held the highest […]

Ideology or Leadership

By Joe Rector I love the state of Tennessee and give it my full loyalty. However, my patience with ignorance has ended, and that means I am fed up with moronic acts by our state government’s elected representatives. A recent article in the paper profiled infamous Stacey Campfield and how he keeps winning elections. The […]

Focus on the Law: Tips for Landlords

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law In my law practice, I have represented both tenants and landlords in negotiating contracts and litigating disputes arising from contracts. This week I would like to focus on tips to prevent common mistakes made on the landlord side of a lease transaction. First, you will need a written rental […]

Historic Ramsey House Benefit

The twelfth annual fashion show fundraiser, “It’s All About Style,” to benefit Historic Ramsey House will be held Tuesday, March 19 at Cherokee Country Club in Knoxville at 5138 Lyons View Pike. Guests may enjoy a morning of shopping in the boutique from 10:30 a.m. until noon.  A variety of merchandise will be offered from area […]

#11/10 Tennessee Rallies For Win, 60-54 At Arkansas

Down by as many as 11 early in the second half, No. 11/10 Tennessee rallied for a 60-54 win at Bud Walton Arena on Sunday afternoon. The win keeps the Lady Vols in sole possession of first place in the SEC with a 13-1 league mark to go with a 22-5 overall record. Meighan Simmons led […]

Knoxville Focus for February 25, 2013

Knoxville Focus for February 25, 2013

  Click here to view this week’s Focus. Boy Scouts honor Gov. Bill and Chrissy Haslam with Distinguished Citizen Award By Tasha Mahurin mahurint@knoxfocus.com People from across East Tennessee joined together with the Great Smoky Mountain Council of Boy Scouts last week to honor Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Chrissy Haslam with the 2013 […]