The Angry American

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I had planned to write about cognitive aging, but then the Planned Parenthood video exposed the depravity of this organization and its agents. Recently, I wrote about the “moral vacuum” which occurs when religion is no longer considered relevant or hip and is replaced by the State. Secularism without a moral […]

Legal and Public Notices for July 20, 2015

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 March 5, 2009, executed by JASON B. PHILLIPS AND AMY L. PHILLIPS, conveying certain real property therein described to MATT B. MURFREE, as Trustee, as same appears of record in […]

Knoxville Focus for July 20, 2015

Missing Fort Adair Historic Marker located   By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Fountain City, like many neighborhoods in Knoxville, is growing. Growth means changes and sometimes those changes, although welcomed, destroy something meaningful that was there before. The Fort Adair Historic Marker, which stood on Broadway near a stone monument that was erected in 1924 by […]

Area Eagle Scout gives Fountain City Park a face lift

By Ken Lay Fountain City Park got a bit of a much needed face lift, courtesy of an area Eagle Scout candidate recently. Nicholas West, an 18-year old Halls resident undertook the project, which was a requirement for earning the Eagle Scout ranking from Boy Scouts of America. West, a recent Bearden High School graduate […]

‘Hillbilly Bill:’ Congressman J. Will Taylor

By Ray Hill   For twenty years, James Willis Taylor was the Congressman from Tennessee’s Second Congressional district. J. Will Taylor, popularly known to many of his constituents as “Hillbilly Bill,” was a power in both the national Republican Party and the Tennessee GOP. Born August 28, 1880 near Lead Mine Bend in Union County, […]

Karns coach recalls Morristown’s season in Little League spotlight

  By Steve Williams Ron Eller remembers when Morristown made it all the way to the Little League Baseball World Series in 1985. “That team played the year after me,” recalled Eller, who finished play in the Morristown Little League program in 1984 and now, 31 years later, is head coach of Karns’ 12-year-old All-Star […]

Piddle Diddle has Arrived!

By Ralphine Major What animal can hold a child’s attention better than a mischievous, cunning penguin?  Piddle Diddle is such a penguin!  Despite her small size, she can be an example to children.  Size is an obstacle only if you let it be, and penguins are some of the most entertaining animals on the planet.  […]

Old North Knoxville coming alive

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Old North Knoxville sits in a Historic District. Here and there are a few homes for sale along the sidewalks and tree-lined streets. The houses vary in style; some are single story and some are large two-story homes, most dating from 1880 through 1920. The neighborhood was a city unto itself […]

Gibbs Ruritan Club Provides Community Support

By Ralphine Major It is the annual Gibbs Christmas Parade that many associate with the club’s activities.  But there is a long list of worthwhile projects that benefit from the Gibbs Ruritan Club’s hard work and generosity.  My family and I were honored to be guests at the Gibbs Ruritan Club’s 23rd Annual Community Dinner […]

A New Approach

By Joe Rector I watched the U.S. women’s soccer team work their magic and claim the world championship before the first half was over. The stadium was filled with ecstatic fans who had dressed in their creative costumes and waved  flags as they chanted, “USA! USA!” Saturday evening was filled with flashes of light and […]

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