Peyton Manning’s Final Fight

By Alex Norman Tennessee fans… Think about how one would script Peyton Manning’s final season. Another NFL MVP award?  A second Super Bowl title?  Those are the type of things that come to mind. Struggling due to a weak arm and a foot injury while losing your starting spot as the Denver Broncos quarterback doesn’t […]

Tennessee basketball team playing with a lot of heart and grit

By Steve Williams The first phase of Rick Barnes’ first season as men’s basketball coach at the University of Tennessee is in the books. The Vols pulled out a 74-69 win over Tennessee State in a Tuesday afternoon game last week in front of a holiday crowd at Thompson-Boling Arena. The victory gave UT a […]

The Knoxville Focus for January 4, 2016

KAT seeking more input with public meetings By Dan Andrews andrewsd@knoxfocus.com Downtown Knoxville has undergone many changes recently. From a new parking garage to new apartment buildings, the need for the trolley service continues to evolve. To adjust to new needs, Knoxville Area Transit recently completed a survey of over 500 riders. KAT is incorporating […]

Publisher’s Position: The Million Dollar Man and Naked Politics

By Steve Hunley I have to apologize for the headline, but the politics involved are certainly naked.  Here lately Karen Carson and Tracie Sanger, both members of the Knox County Board of Education, have been crying “politics” on the part of Law Director Richard “Bud” Armstrong.  The supposed politics is that Bud Armstrong is not […]

Moore drives miles and miles just for the smiles

By Steve Williams Dave Moore’s Christmas vacation is still on the go in January, and he’s enjoying every minute of it. So are many others who have seen Moore driving through Knoxville and the surrounding area in “the Family Truckster,” a station wagon fixed up much like the one Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) drove in […]

Vice President Harry Truman

By Ray Hill Only three men served less time in office as Vice President of the United States than Harry S. Truman. John Tyler succeeded to the presidency after thirty-one days when William Henry Harrison caught cold, which turned into pneumonia. Andrew Johnson had been vice president for forty-two days when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. […]

Community Chest, FISH help the needy

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “Many people with limited incomes cannot clothe their families at the prices charged by most non-profit thrift stores. Our aim is to get the needed items to people at the lowest prices while covering operating expenses,” the leaflet for the Community Chest states. The store, with locations at 1508 North Central […]

Safety Center, Crime, Coliseum are 2016 Concerns

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Recently The Knoxville Focus asked more than three dozen elected officials and office seekers what their main goal or concern is for 2016. Various elected officials responded to the question.   The Safety Center The most popular reply was the need for a Knox County-Knoxville Safety Center.  A Safety Center could […]

Corryton’s Christmas Parade

By Ralphine Major It was a warm, sunny December day—perfect weather for a parade in East Tennessee!  On Saturday, December 12, 2015, the Second Annual Corryton Christmas Parade full of floats including the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), all sizes of vehicles, and lots of beautiful horses lined up behind the ballfield.  The parade route […]

Newfangled Things

By Joe Rector I made a run to Costco the week before Christmas. My goal was to pick up a few things that Amy had on her list. I arrived before the place even opened, quick-stepped it through the entrance a few minutes later and arrived back at the car in about 10 minutes. Leaning […]

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