Moving All-Star Game Was a Big Mistake

By John J. Duncan Jr. One day at Litton’s Restaurant, Mike Edwards, a former UT basketball star, told me that when his grandchildren teased him about his white hair he told them it was not white, it was “Arctic Blonde.” Well, I suppose my hair is arctic blonde too. This caused Pete Rose, the famous […]

Legal and public notices for the week of April 19, 2021

COURT NOTICES   NON-RESIDENT NOTICE   TO: SARAH ELIZABETH MARSHALL IN RE: MARK LELAND MARSHALL v. SARAH ELIZABETH MARSHALL 201156-2 IN THE CHANCERY COURT FOR KNOX COUNTY, TENNESSEE In this cause appearing from the verified complaint filed the Defendant, SARAH ELIZABETH MARSHALL, is a non-resident of the State of Tennessee, or whose whereabouts cannot be […]

Mayors recommend 7 appointees with extensive experience, diverse backgrounds to serve on new Sports Authority

Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon and Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs are jointly recommending seven individuals to serve on a new Sports Authority, which will be tasked with doing a deep study of a proposed publicly-owned sports and entertainment stadium and will finance, build and manage the stadium if the proposal moves forward.   The recommendations […]

The Knoxville Focus for April 19, 2021

The Knoxville Focus for April 19, 2021

Large turnout at Fountain City B&P’s new meeting venue By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com “We had a great meeting and great turnout!” said Jeff Bagwell, president of the Fountain City Business and Professional Association. Bagwell told The Focus that the association’s first big meeting following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic drew a large […]

Publisher’s Positions

Publisher’s Positions

By Steve Hunley Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, perhaps the most outspoken anti-Semite in Congress and erstwhile member of the Democrat “Squad”, has issued a new jeremiad calling for “no more” policing.  Tlaib declared policing in the United States is “inherently and intentionally racist.”  This coming from a rabid anti-Semite.  Pot, meet kettle.  Tlaib called the shooting […]

Catching Up With Hugh Nystrom

Catching Up With Hugh Nystrom

By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com Former Knox County Commission Chairman Hugh Nystrom served one term and chose not to seek re-election. The friendly fellow is very active in the community and his family and has an interesting history. The Knoxville Focus caught up with him and asked him a few questions.   What are […]

The Fight To Enlarge the Rules Committee

The Fight To Enlarge the Rules Committee

  By Ray Hill Few readers likely recall how very close the 1960 presidential election between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon truly was. Kennedy won by a margin of 0.17 percent of the vote, some 112,827 votes. As Kennedy prepared to take over from President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the U. S. House of Representatives […]

Dr. Neptune improves health, says creator

Dr. Neptune improves health, says creator

  By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com “Dr. Neptune is a byproduct of me wanting to get turmeric into my diet and system,” said Ed Cook, a West Knoxville man who developed a health powder called “Dr. Neptune Fountain of Youth” and is now promoting it. “I’m a baby boomer who has been a health […]

New Harvest Park Farmers’ Market Season Kicks off April 22

The New Harvest Farmers’ Market kicks off its 2021 season on Thursday, April 22 at 3 p.m. (with safe-shopping protocols in place) featuring 15 small, locally-owned businesses and a new walking program. “Spring is here and I’m excited about the opening of the farmers’ market,” said Mayor Glenn Jacobs, who will kick off the annual […]