An 8-team College Football Playoff would be better

  By Steve Williams Sometimes you just have to stand up for yourself. The University of Central Florida did that last week and proclaimed its football team the 2017 national champion. The Knights had a parade in Orlando, put the “We’re No. 1” news on billboards, hung a banner in their stadium and no doubt […]

The Return of Derek Dooley

By Alex Norman It was a typical Friday night in the Norman household.  The Smith’s came over for a rousing game of pinochle and we had the meal catered by Denny’s. Then it happened. Missouri announced that Derek Dooley was their new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Oh Lord take me now I’ve seen it […]

Bias Against Trump Is Real

Bias Against Trump Is Real

By Steve Hunley   The basic sense of fair play has to be chaffing a great many Americans, as it is more and more obvious the mainstream media is simply not going to give President Donald Trump anything even resembling fair treatment.  Former President Jimmy Carter told the New York Times, “I think the media […]

What are the grounds for divorce?

By Jedidiah McKeehan If someone wants to get a divorce in Tennessee, they have to prove to the court a reason why they should be granted a divorce. What are the options of “grounds” you can show to the court to get it to grant you a divorce? Tennessee Code Annotated 36-4-101 lists 15 options […]

Half-hearted Resolution

By Joe Rector Uh oh! The New Year is here, and it’s time for folks to make their resolutions. Most of them will be followed diligently, at least for the first 30 days. After that, we’ll settle back into our ruts and forget about changes to our ways of life. For several years, I’ve forgone […]

Hello, 2018!

By Ralphine Major The gifts are unwrapped, Christmas trees are coming down, and decorations are being put away for another year.  Family celebrations of Christ’s birthday have ended as the new year begins.  2018 brings a new year full of promise, New Year’s resolutions, opportunity, challenge, and adventure.  Hopefully, 2018 will not be filled with […]

‘500’

By Dr. Jim Ferguson As the year closes, I find myself considering an end to my weekly column in The Knoxville Focus. Aging doctors, and columnists, need to know when it’s time to go. As best we understand, humans are the only time-conscious creatures on earth. Perhaps an exception is my dog Jack, who knows […]

Those unusual highway attractions

  By Mike Steely You’re driving down the highway and something catches your eye. Maybe your spouse or kids see it first. “Look at that, wow!” come the remarks, followed by, “Can we stop there, please?!” Yep, the idea of attracting travelers worked and you get off the highway or interstate and find a way […]

Putting football on the back burner

  By Steve Williams Need to get away from football for a while? After NFL action and 40 bowl games, including the College Football Playoff semifinals on New Year’s Day, I expected so. Today’s topic: UT basketball … and ladies first. Before we get too carried away with our Lady Vols, there were still two […]