Help is available for Senior Citizens

Help is available for Senior Citizens

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com It is obvious that our population is aging. The average life expectancy in our nation is now almost 80 years. While our nation’s total life average is 53 years among nations of the world, the 79.13 year estimate is much greater now than it was fifty years ago. Knoxville and Knox […]

Getting away to Cumberland State Park

Getting away to Cumberland State Park

By Mike Steely I don’t know which day was more pleasant: an afternoon of camping at a busy campground with children playing all around us or time spent relaxing without all that activity and noise the next day. Both days were pleasant, just different. My wife and I have visited every Tennessee State Park but […]

The Knoxville Focus for September 5, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for September 5, 2017

Dr. Tom Kim hosting 9th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Dr. Tom Kim invites Knoxville area golfers to join him Wednesday, Sept. 20, for a round at Egwani Farms Golf Course. That’s the venue for the ninth installment of the tournament that bears his name. The Dr. Tom Kim Charity Golf Tournament was launched in 2009 […]

Gift Card Hypocrisy

Gift Card Hypocrisy

By Steve Hunley The Knoxville News-Sentinel is no stranger to hypocrisy; no indeed, the Sentinel and hypocrisy are on intimate terms. The story published in the Sentinel last Saturday attacking Commissioners Charles Busler and Bob Thomas reached new heights of hypocrisy. The Sentinel story attempted to taint Commissioners Busler and Thomas with the brush of […]

Ground broken for new Morning Pointe Assisted Living

Ground broken for new Morning Pointe Assisted Living

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com About 100 people attended the groundbreaking last Tuesday for the new Morning Pointe Assisted Living and Memory Care Center on Westland Drive near the Pellissippi Parkway. The West Knox County facility began Phase One of the project and is the fifth such facility by the company in East Tennessee. Construction on […]

Coleman’s special season masked track team’s deficiencies

PHOTO BY ALISON P. MCNABB / Tennessee Athletics Matty Moss pitches for the Tennessee softball team during the 2017 NCAA Knoxville Super Regional game against Texas A&M.

Coleman’s special season masked track team’s deficiencies

By Steve Williams I have taken a closer look at Tennessee team performances for men and women on the SEC and NCAA levels during the 2016-17 school year. From an overall standpoint, it’s not a pretty sight. In 2009, UT put men’s and women’s cross country and track into one program, which is currently directed […]

Old city rivals A-E and Fulton set to collide again

  By Steve Williams Jeff Phillips called Austin-East’s win at Fulton in 2016 “a signature win for our program.” The 20-13 victory over their city rival sparked the Roadrunners to a 12-2 season and a run to the Class 2A state semifinals. “Fulton was beating us like a drum a couple of years and we […]

The Knoxville Focus for August 28, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for August 28, 2017

Faith, family and community converge to celebrate a miracle By Richie Beeler Johnny Sawyer Dyer just wanted to go home. But even the imagination of a seven-year-old could not have envisioned what was waiting for him when he got there.  Last Tuesday night when Sawyer and his family returned to the Gibbs community after a […]