By Steve Williams Just when University of Tennessee sports fans needed a lift, the men’s basketball team hit a couple of bumps in the road. An 85-80 loss to Memphis followed by a 92-74 beating from Ole Miss in the SEC opener – both in front of home crowds – wasn’t what the patient needed […]
By Tasha Mahurin Bill Wright coached the University of Tennessee’s baseball team from 1963 until 1981. The program’s longest tenured coach, he is a member of six different halls of fame. Although long before he led the Vols baseball team, he was a star athlete on the basketball court. A 1941 graduate of old Knoxville […]
By Tasha Mahurin Thirty-year-old Amanda Harmon is finally fit. “I began to struggle with weight in my early twenties,” Harmon told The Focus. “My weight ‘yo-yoed back and forth by as much as 30lbs. I was unable to maintain it.” Through diet and consistent exercise, she was able to overcome her health challenges. Now, Harmon […]
By Joe Rector It’s that special day when people everywhere wake to a new beginning. The first day of a new year is a time when folks reassess their lives and make plans for improvement. I did it as well. For years I promised myself each January 1 to lose weight. All my life I’ve […]
By Steve Hunley, Publisher Superintendent of Schools Dr. James P. McIntyre is beginning to promote his “State of the Schools” address. This has become an annual event and not only promotes McIntyre, but helps to set the table for the expected request for more money for the school system. Last year, McIntyre unveiled his new […]
By Ralphine Major It was a P. Graham Dunn creation made in America, and I thought it was beautiful. P. Graham Dunn is one of my favorite styles of Christian art. The simple Christmas plaque with lyrics set against a soft blue background struck a chord with me. The song that brings us comfort in […]
By Sarah Baker So I was sitting at Waffle House with my friend Katherine when a stranger approached our booth. “Can I have a few minutes of your time?” he asked. Here goes, I thought. I was all set to explain to him that I already know Jesus and that I don’t have any money. […]
Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett hosted “Lunch with the Mayor” last Friday at Central Flats and Taps. The restaurant is located on N. Central St. Visit them online at www.flatsandtaps.com or stop in for lunch.
Click here to view this week’s entire paper. Massey appointed Chairman of Senate Calendar Committee State Senator Becky Duncan Massey (R-Knoxville) has been appointed Chairman of the Senate Calendar Committee. The announcement was made by Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey as the 108th General Assembly concluded their organizational session. The Calendar Committee is responsible for scheduling […]
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