UT changes another brand

By Dan Andrews While much hype and news media has been about switching UT’s athletic wear from Adidas to Nike, one major change in gear has gone virtually unnoticed. University of Tennessee athletics has ditched Nikon for Canon. The “Nikon vs. Canon” debate has gone on for years with photographers. I asked Donald Page, the […]

Tips for Using Uber Ahead of Saturday’s Big Game

Ahead of Saturday’s big game, Kaitlyn Durkosh of Uber  wanted to provide some tips for using the Uber ride service, given with game days there also tends to be road closures, traffic, limited parking and lots of fans in need of a safe, reliable ride. For the best chance of successfully requesting a ride, we […]

Shining a light on tailgating

Is going and glowing all orange legal?   By Dan Andrews We at The Knoxville Focus are, of course, all Vols! However, some of us are a little more determined to show our Vol colors than others. Recently, I decided to look into “tricking out” my 2011 Honda Civic with LED lights that change color. […]

Special Dogs for Autistic Children

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com How can a dog help with an autistic child? “The dogs are trained to recognize autistic actions and interrupt by jumping into the child’s lap or touching them,” said Nichole Ballard, the assistant trainer at Wilderwood Service Dogs in Maryville. Wilderwood’s owner and founder, Tiffany Denyer, said that the company  places […]

The Chalk Board: September 8, 2015

By Sally Absher TNReady or Not Next April, students in grades 3-8 won’t be stressing over the annual High Stakes TCAP achievement tests, and high school students won’t be taking math and English End of Course tests in December and May. But that doesn’t mean Tennessee has finally come to its senses and thrown out […]

Q&A With Tennessee Quarterback Joshua Dobbs

By Alex Norman Alex Norman:  What are you trying to improve on? Joshua Dobbs:  It is constant improvement at the QB position. Timing, rhythm and spacing with the receivers…  that just comes with more reps on the practice field, throwing routes during and after practice and also making sure I am on the same page […]

Checkered Neyland Stadium and Dobbs will make the difference

By Steve Williams Tennessee will “checker Neyland” this coming Saturday night for its real home opener of 2015, much like Oklahoma “striped out” its stadium in Crimson and Cream when the Vols visited the Sooners for the first time ever last September. I’m sure the UT fans will make the Orange and White squares look […]

Labor Day

By Dr. Jim Ferguson People ask me where I get my stories. I used to say stories just walked into my office, but these days I care for fewer patients in my small concierge medical practice, and I don’t have an office. Consequently, more stories come from medical journals, the news or my life. I’m […]

A Great Educator: C.B. Chesney

By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com His formal name was Cloyd Booker Chesney, but he was known as C. B. to most. He grew up in Corryton, graduated from Gibbs High School and Carson-Newman, and began a long and exemplary career in education. Karns was the place where a student named Bob Dagley met Chesney. After Dagley’s […]

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

By Rosie Moore In this day and age it seems as if everyone in the world is busy taking pictures, of everyone, of themselves. Well, why not, it’s so easy to do, just hold your phone and click. But the pictures we are taking today do not compare with the ones that were taken down […]

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