Spotlit on Disleksia

By Sally Absher If you are the parent or teacher of a child who struggles with reading or comprehension, spelling, math facts, telling time, counting money, or written expression, mark your calendar for October 22 to attend the “Spotlit on Disleksia” seminar from 6-8 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church (6500 S. Northshore Drive in Knoxville). […]

A Man Named Luttrell (Part I)

By Ralphine Major When I opened his letter, my eye was drawn to the sketch of a beautiful home on the letterhead in the top left corner. Below the stately home it read:  Luttrell House 1905.  The letter was from a man named Luttrell—Woodrow Luttrell.  The 1934 graduate of Gibbs High School told of his […]

Autumn Thoughts

By Rosie Moore It is that time of the year again. Nestled between the torrid days of summer and the icy days of winter is an autumnal time to relax, enjoy and be amazed by the riotous colors of the season. You are a thousand winds that blow You are a diamond glint in the […]

What really matters

By Joe Rector Somehow UT managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in its latest game against Florida. Plenty of social media buzz spewed forth, and many of us are plenty disgusted enough with the entire thing to stop putting ourselves through such anguish. We’ll pray that a more creative offense evolves sooner […]

Popes, POTUS and Putin

By Dr. Jim Ferguson It’s painful for me to mention these three in the same breath or sentence, but this is our world today. Though I am a Methodist and a protestant, I was glad the Pope come to America.  For a while the Vicar of Christ distracted us from a fallen world. However, though […]

Advice for Butch: Take General Neyland’s advice

By Steve Williams Shred the analytic data on football tendencies for when to go for a touchdown or when to rush the quarterback. Let someone else keep up with the chart that tells when it’s best to go for two points after a touchdown. Who needs a cheat sheet for that anyway? In crunch time […]

Butch’s Blunders

By Alex Norman We are nearly 2 ½ seasons into the Butch Jones era of Tennessee football and one thing is becoming abundantly clear. Jones’s game day limitations are costing the Vols. Dearly. In 2013 it was the Georgia and Vanderbilt games.  In 2014 it was the Florida game. And this season it is the […]

The Knoxville Focus for October 5, 2015

Congratulations Mayor Rogero! By Steve Hunley   Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero made history by becoming the first woman to be elected to serve as the city’s chief executive.  In fact, Madeline Rogero was the first woman ever to be elected as mayor of one of Tennessee’s four big cities.  Nashville has just elected their first […]

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