Central baseball to host leadoff banquet

By Ken Lay   Central High School will unofficially open the 2015 baseball season with its first annual Leadoff Banquet on Jan. 31 at the Family Life Center at Central Baptist Church in Fountain City.   The event, which begins at 5 p.m. and will be emceed by WNML personality and University of Tennessee play-by-play […]

Public Notices for January 26, 2015

75 FORECLOSURES NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEEÕS SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated April 30, 2001, executed by BRENDA GASKIN-RILEY , conveying certain real property therein described to ALLEN J. WARE, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office […]

It’s Complicated

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Sometimes life seems complicated.  There is even a movie with a similar name.  My concierge medical practice seems complicated at times.  Even though I take care of far fewer patients than I used to, those I look after these days, get far more attention, and my day often fills with their […]

Are Saturday foes Pearl and Tyndall two peas in a pod?

By Steve Williams The telecast of Tennessee shooting down South Carolina in Columbia last week looked good to fans of the Vols, but the news in the streamer running beneath the screen cut into the excitement and again raised questions about the future of head coach Donnie Tyndall and the men’s basketball program. That part […]

The Super Bowl I Don’t Want To Watch

By Alex Norman Normally when the Super Bowl rolls around I can always find a reason to root for one of the teams… but I’m not going to lie.  I’m rooting for Glendale to be overrun by zombies because you would be hard pressed to find two teams that are more unlikeable than the AFC […]

A Fond Goodbye

By Rosie Moore “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice in it.” Reverend Charles Michael Mills uttered these words nearly every Sunday to his congregation for many years. He recently retired as pastor of Fairmont Presbyterian church after a long pastorate of sixteen years. He also served as pastor in churches […]

A Special Team

By Ralphine Major It will soon be coming to a close. My long-running series on the 1965 Gibbs Eagles’ basketball team has gone on much longer than I had planned. Only a handful of feature stories remain to be written about the team and former Eagles’ Coach, Bob Dagley. I once looked at the team […]

Driving Rules Review

By Joe Rector My job as a shuttler for Avis Budget has placed me in the midst of some of the heaviest traffic and worst drivers in the area. I don’t claim to be the best operator of a motor vehicle, but at least I have some concept of the rules of the road. With […]

The House that Jack Built: One Family’s Fight for Inclusion

By Sally Absher Jack Anderson was born in Los Angeles in 2004. When he was 16 months old he was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. He was enrolled in an early intervention program in California for five hours/day, five days/week. His mom, Stephanie Anderson, said “this was a free, amazing place in L.A. that right […]

East TN Autism and Special Needs Support Group begins

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com On Sunday, January 18, the East TN Autism & Special Needs Support for Families held their inaugural meeting in Knoxville. Facilitator April Roga organized what she thought would be a one to two hour “town hall” for families with children who have special needs to meet and share experiences and resources. […]

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