Knox County GOP finds unity through diversity

Knox County GOP finds unity through diversity

By Tasha Mahurin The West Knox Republican Club’s annual Holiday dinner, held last week at Rothchild Catering and Conference Center, had an altogether inclusive flair this year. Members from across the Knox County Republican party gathered to celebrate the holiday season in a room adorned by a large Christmas tree and traditional Christmas decorations. Yet, […]

South Doyle takes Rugby Sevens Title

South Doyle takes Rugby Sevens Title

By Ken Lay MURFREESBORO— The South Doyle rugby club ended a six-month journey with a State Championship at Middle Tennessee State University recently. The Cherokees played in a grueling Tennessee Rugby Association Olympic Rugby Sevens title on Saturday, Dec. 8. It was South Doyle’s second championship in three years. The Cherokees, who were the 2011 […]

Does it work? Dan Andrews investigates YouTube Hypnosis…

For the past three weeks I have been experimenting with Youtube  hypnosis videos. While my experiments were very unscientific, I did gain a lot of insight into hypnosis and my own mental attitude.  In my experiment, I focused on two issues-  sleep and confidence. To obtain a baseline for sleep, I would wake up around 3 am […]

Knox County Festival of Lights

  Knox County’s Holiday Festival of Lights started to shine brightly tonight at  The Cove at Concord Park with a special kick-off event during which Knox County Commission Chairman Tony Norman flipped the switch to turn on the lights and start the festival. Also in attendance to show his holiday spirit was Commissioner Ed Shouse […]

On the beat in Nashville

    Driving down Commerce Street in Nashville earlier this week, I screamed, “turn up the radio”, to my friend as two artists who I profiled in The Focus over a year ago “Megan and Liz” filtered through the radio. Later that day, I sat in a friendly stranger’s living room and watched an artist […]

Knoxville: There's an app for that…

Knoxville now has an app, thanks in part to Councilman Nick Della Volpe and the fine folks at Visit Knoxville. Della Volpe was taken with the idea after visiting Bardstown, KY. The city has a population of less than 20,000, but still had its own app. Della Volpe quickly learned it was inexpensive to develop […]

Knox Co. Finance Dept. wins GFOA award for FY2013 budget

For the 17th consecutive year, the Knox County Finance Department has earned the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the FY 2012-2013 budget. The GFOA award represents a significant achievement by Knox County and the finance department, and it reflects a commitment to meeting the highest principles of governmental accounting. “The […]

My Daily Cup of Joe- Big, Little City

I have a habit of striking up conversations while waiting in line. A couple of weeks ago, while waiting to pay for ‘my daily cup of joe’, I happened to notice the gentleman in front of me. He had a bit of a nervous tick, and seemed to be in a terrible hurry, but, yet, […]