Merry Christmas!

By Ralphine Major It is a favorite among the Christmas songs—”The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”  It’s true.  The words that Andy Williams made so popular at Christmas time carry so much meaning.  Folks seem friendlier, days seem brighter, and moods seem lighter.  Joy abounds all around us. 2017 brought to us an eventful […]

The Differences Between a Quitclaim Deed and a Warranty Deed

By Jed McKeehan When two people want to transfer ownership of real property (real property is land, a house, etc.) between them in exchange for money, the document that officially memorializes the transaction is called a deed.  A deed will have the description and location of the property on it as well as the name […]

UT fans get a new AD and football coach for Christmas

1, 2, 3, 4! I’m gettin’ nuttin’ for Christmas ‘Cause I ain’t been nothin’ but bad I held out for Gruden way too long Somebody snitched on me I hollered no for the guy in Ohio Somebody snitched on me We couldn’t get Cutcliffe back We tried Gundy but that fell through Even botched the […]

Alontae Taylor was a must get for Tennessee

By Alex Norman If you ever are bored at work, do yourself a favor at watch Alontae Taylor’s highlight tape.  It’s spectacular. What you see from the 4-star prospect from Coffee County Central HS is someone with breakaway speed, toughness and athleticism.  He’s the real deal, and soon will make some college very happy. Taylor […]

Homeless advocates beseech new council

By Mike Steely When the city council meets Tuesday at 6 p.m. the five new members may be getting an ear full as advocates for the city’s homeless population plan to address the meeting. Community Activist Vivian Underwood Shipe is rallying the Knoxville community to call the city council office and place their names on […]

Saunders elected vice mayor

Saunders elected vice mayor

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfoucs.com In their first votes as new members of the Knoxville City Council the five newly elected members voted unanimously with the remaining four members to select Councilman Finbarr Saunders as Vice Mayor. The five members split on the election of a Beer Board Chairman with Gwen McKenzie, Seema Perez, Marshall Stair […]

Fire Station #12 reborn

Fire Station #12 reborn

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com At one time the Fire Station #12 was the furthest fire station from downtown Knoxville. Built in 1930 the station was built on property owned by the Lonas family. Recently the historic old station got a complete makeover to bring it up to date and make it more comfortable for the […]

Ned Carmack I

Ned Carmack I

By Ray Hill Edward Ward Carmack, Jr. possessed a name made famous by his father.  E. W. Carmack had been a congressman, United States senator and only just barely missed having been elected governor; the elder Carmack had also been a newspaper editor who deftly used his pen to praise his friends and torture his […]

Renfree turns a good season into an ‘incredible’ one

Renfree turns a good season into an ‘incredible’ one

By Steve Williams Jake Renfree, Knoxville Catholic junior, had a good cross country season. In the annual KIL meet in October, he finished runner-up behind three-time champion Carter Coughlin of Webb School. In November at the TSSAA state meet, Renfree placed fourth in the Large Schools division. Most prep harriers would love to have such […]

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