January Classes at the Appalachian Arts Craft Center

Appalachian Arts Craft Center in Norris will be offering the following classes in January: Landscape Painting with Sherry Smith, Dichoric Pendant with Donna Gryder, Pottery on the Wheel with Sandra McEntire, Handbuilding with Judy Brater, and Nuno Felted Scarf with Tone Haugen-Cogburn. For additional information call 865-494-9854 or visit www.applachianarts.net .     LANDSCAPE PAINTING, […]

Knox County Solid Waste offers Christmas tree recycling

What:         Christmas tree recycling                         When:        Throughout the month of January 2017   Where:       Dutchtown Convenience Center – 10618 Dutchtown Rd Halls Convenience Center – 3608 Neal Dr John Sevier Convenience Center – 1950 W. Gov. John Sevier Hwy Karns Convenience Center – 6930 Karns Crossing Lane Powell Convenience Center – 7311 Morton […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of December 19, 2016

  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 August 7, 2007, executed by ALFRED LAMAR GRIFFIN AND EVON GRIFFIN, conveying certain real property therein described to ROBERT M. WILSON, JR., as Trustee, as same appears of record […]

Difference between a Chapter 13 and a Chapter 7 bankruptcy

By Jed McKeehan Tennessee has the highest number of bankruptcies of any state in the country, so it might be useful to understand the differences between the two most common types of bankruptcies. A Chapter 7 bankruptcy, or a straight bankruptcy, is where you are asking the courts to discharge your debts. Essentially, the debt […]

No Habla Ingles

By Joe Rector Stepping outside our comfort zones is a scary thing. Little control over many situations is available, and our nerves are frayed in dealing with the simplest tasks. We can learn so much about the rest of the world and, in some cases, learn to empathize with others. Recently, I substituted for a […]


  By Rosie Moore I want to add the various tributes to Christmas that are celebrated around the world. A very interesting country that celebrates Christmas is India. Compared to other religious festivals, Christmas is quite a small festival in India, due to the number of people who are Christians (about 2.3%) compared to people […]

Street Creds

By Dr. Jim Ferguson About this time every year, lady friends of mine begin to talk about how stressed-out they are. Apparently, their nurturing gene shifts into full throttle as the winter solstice nears, and women feel they must make Christmas “magical” for their children and family. Now, don’t get me wrong, I appreciate my […]

Hey Saint Nick (No, not you Saban), please give us a new coach

By Steve Williams Dear Santa, It’s that time of year when I send you a list of things I would like to see in the world of sports. This year though it’s going to be a little different. I’m focusing on Tennessee football and specifically head coach Butch Jones.  He didn’t have the kind of […]

Lane Kiffin to Boca… Has he matured?

By Alex Norman Lane Kiffin has been the head coach of an NFL team (Oakland). Lane Kiffin has been the head coach of two of the all-time top 15 college programs (Tennessee, Southern California). Lane Kiffin has been the offensive coordinator for an Alabama team that has won three straight SEC titles and is poised […]

The Knoxville Focus for December 19, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for December 19, 2016

High schools again provide holiday helpers By Steve Williams While much of Knoxvillians’ interest, along with their thoughts and prayers, has been in the deadly and destructive wildfires that struck the Sevier County area recently, the holiday season has continued with its many events on the local scene. And once again, high school student-athletes and […]

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