Vols to Open the Home Season Sept. 12

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, welcomes fans to campus Saturday, Sept. 12, for the first home football game of the 2015 season.   Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. EDT for the Volunteers’ game against the University of Oklahoma Sooners. Gates open at 4 p.m. ESPN will televise the game, which is sold out.   […]

Special Dogs for Autistic Children

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com How can a dog help with an autistic child? “The dogs are trained to recognize autistic actions and interrupt by jumping into the child’s lap or touching them,” said Nichole Ballard, the assistant trainer at Wilderwood Service Dogs in Maryville. Wilderwood’s owner and founder, Tiffany Denyer, said that the company  places […]

Legal and Public Notices for September 8, 2015

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE   STATE OF TENNESSEE, KNOX COUNTY WHEREAS, Carol Clifton and Tommy L. Clifton executed a Deed of Trust to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for SunTrust Mortgage, Inc., Lender and Larry A. Weissman, Trustee(s), which was dated September 25, 2012 and recorded on October 2, 2012 in Instrument No. […]

The Chalk Board: September 8, 2015

By Sally Absher TNReady or Not Next April, students in grades 3-8 won’t be stressing over the annual High Stakes TCAP achievement tests, and high school students won’t be taking math and English End of Course tests in December and May. But that doesn’t mean Tennessee has finally come to its senses and thrown out […]

Q&A With Tennessee Quarterback Joshua Dobbs

By Alex Norman Alex Norman:  What are you trying to improve on? Joshua Dobbs:  It is constant improvement at the QB position. Timing, rhythm and spacing with the receivers…  that just comes with more reps on the practice field, throwing routes during and after practice and also making sure I am on the same page […]

Checkered Neyland Stadium and Dobbs will make the difference

By Steve Williams Tennessee will “checker Neyland” this coming Saturday night for its real home opener of 2015, much like Oklahoma “striped out” its stadium in Crimson and Cream when the Vols visited the Sooners for the first time ever last September. I’m sure the UT fans will make the Orange and White squares look […]

Labor Day

By Dr. Jim Ferguson People ask me where I get my stories. I used to say stories just walked into my office, but these days I care for fewer patients in my small concierge medical practice, and I don’t have an office. Consequently, more stories come from medical journals, the news or my life. I’m […]

A Great Educator: C.B. Chesney

By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com His formal name was Cloyd Booker Chesney, but he was known as C. B. to most. He grew up in Corryton, graduated from Gibbs High School and Carson-Newman, and began a long and exemplary career in education. Karns was the place where a student named Bob Dagley met Chesney. After Dagley’s […]

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

By Rosie Moore In this day and age it seems as if everyone in the world is busy taking pictures, of everyone, of themselves. Well, why not, it’s so easy to do, just hold your phone and click. But the pictures we are taking today do not compare with the ones that were taken down […]

Seriously

By Joe Rector The world faces continuing problems: assaults by extremists groups who seek to destroy anything or anyone that opposes them, threats of war from countries with chips on their shoulders, and natural disasters that leave millions homeless and helpless. With all that goes on each day, it’s hard to believe the petty, ridiculous […]

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