City Accepting Community Agency Grant Applications

  The City of Knoxville is now accepting applications from non-profit organizations interested in receiving a Community Agency Grant (CAG) for Fiscal Year 2017-18, which begins on July 1, 2017.   Qualifying non-profit organizations must operate within the City of Knoxville and have been in operation for at least five years. All applicants seeking Community […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of February 6, 2017

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on March 7, 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 herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by RHONDA REED, to PRIORITY TRUSTEE SERVICES OF TENNESSEE, […]

What’s the Difference Between an LLC and a Corporation?

By Jedidiah McKeehan We all see business names listed all the time, and these business names often have either, “LLC,” “Corp.” or “Inc.” written after the name of the business. What do those terms mean?  What’s the difference between them?  How did that company decide between one or the other?  Just based on what sounded […]

Do they understand the common man?

By Joe Rector As I’ve stated before, I’m a political junkie. For a week, my attention had been directed toward the committee hearings for those individuals who had been selected to become heads of the various agencies. Those sessions were spectacles that left Americans all the more troubled about the future or our country. For […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson Make no mistake about it, we are engaged in a civil war – even though we’re not shooting at each other. The word civil is defined as being courteous or polite. The state of our country is now anything but civil. The acrimony is at a fever pitch not present since […]

Back When…

By Ralphine Major It started with a simple question. But, Woodrow Luttrell went way beyond the answer, describing a way of life most of us have never known. He communicated with family by computer well into his nineties, providing a treasure-trove of memories about his early years. Woodrow passed away in 2014 at the age […]

The Month of Love

By Rosie Moore Nearly everyone knows the story of St. Valentine, the imprisoned saint who was killed because he officiated at the marriages of Christian couples. The Romans paid honor to the Roman God of Fertility on February 14th, but St. Valentine didn’t honor pagan idolatry. While in prison St. Valentine wrote a letter to […]

27 New Vols in the Class of 2017

By Alex Norman Recruiting is the lifeblood of any college football program, and Tennessee is hoping that the Class of 2017 will help them get to the next level in the Southeastern Conference. The Vols certainly have their work cut out for them going into next season.  It’s no secret that Tennessee loses a lot […]

Spring could still come early and 2017 Vols could still start 6-0

By Steve Williams Surely you know figuring out how Tennessee football will do based on National Signing Day results is about as accurate as Punxsutawney Phil’s forecast on Groundhog Day. Still, after many Tennessee fans woke up last Thursday morning in Volville, it wasn’t long before they were clicking on sports websites or reading the […]

The Knoxville Focus for February 6, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for February 6, 2017

Local educator on short list for superintendent By Pete Gawda One local applicant is among the five finalists for Superintendent of Knox County Schools. At their meeting on Tuesday morning, January 31, the superintendent search committee whittled down the list of 24 applicants to five, all with impressive credentials. One of the applicants, Bob Thomas, […]

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