God, Country, Home

By Ralphine Major “And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. And […]

How we used to do it

By Joe Rector This world doesn’t look too familiar to some of us older folks. From music to technology, the dramatic changes leave us puzzled and asking, “Huh?” Even relationships between boys and girls are different. In another century, teens who liked each other began dating. This is how we used to do it. Boys […]

Wanderlust

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Sometimes it’s good to get out of your comfort zone. Travel certainly does this because so much is unpredictable, even with planning. My dad was a travel planner, a Francophile and an oenophile (your words of the week). He loved to meticulously plan his trips to the French wine country. I’m […]

Legal and Public Notices for August 3, 2015

foreclosure notices   NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated April 27, 2007, executed by H. MICHAEL NICHOLSON AND JENNIFER H. NICHOLSON, conveying certain real property therein described to FOOTHILLS TITLE SERVICES, INC., as Trustee, as same […]

The Knoxville Focus for August 3, 2015

Can Cell Towers Be Stopped? By Mike Steelysteelym@knoxfocus.comCan anything be done to stop a cell tower from being located in your neighborhood?Requests are constantly being made to the city and county for more and more cell phone towers as the number of smart phone users grow and cell phone providers reach out to serve and […]

Overpass dedicated to Avon Rollins, Sr.

By Focus StaffLast Friday there was a dedication to Mr. Avon W. Rollins, Sr. at the Cherry Street exits at Interstate 40 in East Knoxville. State Senator Becky Massey and State Representative Joe Armstrong joined other state and local officials to honor Rollins for his fight for civil rights and his service to the Knoxville […]

An Insomniac’s Dream: Sleeping with the Sharks

An Insomniac’s Dream: Sleeping with the Sharks

By Dan Andrewsandrewsd@knoxfocus.comHave you ever woken up to sharks swimming above you? Recently, I had the privilege of experiencing that opportunity while staying the night at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg.  My bedroom for the night was a clear glass tunnel that spans 345 feet under 750,000 gallons of water. While it might […]

Percy Priest, The Unlikely Congressman

By Ray Hill   Percy Priest was an unlikely candidate for Congress and faced daunting odds to get to the House of Representatives in the first place.  Yet once there, he remained there until the day he died. Percy Priest was once described by William “Fishbait” Miller, Doorkeeper of the U. S. House of Representatives, […]

The Office On Aging Offers Much for Seniors Part Two

By Mike Steelysteelym@knoxfocus.comThe Focus found that the Community Action Committee’s aging office offers so many programs for seniors that the information could not be contained in a single feature. Even this second installment will not cover all the programs the Office on Aging offers.The Knox County Council on Aging is the advisory body to the […]

Taking a peek at the early season prep football matchups

By Steve WilliamsIf you’re a high school football fan, you already know Fulton and Maryville, maybe the two hottest teams in the state the past two years, are going to play each other this season and next.It’s already the buzz around the area among prep fans.Ideally, it would have been great, if the Falcons and […]

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