From a Distance

From a Distance

By John J. Duncan Jr. duncanj@knoxfocus.com The arrogance of the far left never ceases to astound me. These people have such a high opinion of themselves that they think they can run your life better than you can. They want to control everything and seem to think they can spend your money better than you […]

Dogwood Arts Set Out To Keep Knoxville Blooming – One Tree At A Time

Annual Bazillion Blooms Campaign Encourages Fall Planting It’s planting time in Tennessee! Dogwood Arts is on a mission to Keep Knoxville Blooming by selling dogwood trees through their annual Bazillion Blooms program. Bare-root trees (2-4ft tall) are on sale now for $25 each (or $20 each when five or more are purchased). The trees are […]

Howl-O-Ween at the UT Gardens

Halloween-themed Event for Pet Owners and Their Dogs The University of Tennessee Gardens, Knoxville, is going to the dogs for a Howl-O-Ween Pooch Parade and Pet Expo. The event, co-sponsored by the Gardens and the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, caters to dogs and dog lovers and will be held Sunday, October 24, from 1 […]

KCHD’s Service Spotlight: Child Health Month featuring Tobacco Use Prevention 

The Knox County Health Department’s Tobacco Use Prevention program is partnering with the Tennessee Department of Health to recognize Child Health Month (CHM) throughout October. The theme for CHM 2021 is Childhood Resilience: Nurturing Social, Emotional and Physical Health.   One of the main goals of the 2021 CHM is focusing on the whole-child approach, […]

Carson-Newman alum Dr. Ted Russell named to TICUA Hall of Fame class

Knoxville’s Dr. Ted Russell was named today to the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association (TICUA) Hall of Fame. TICUA and its member institutions selected 24 alumni, highlighting their contributions to the state, country and world in a variety of disciplines. Russell is a 1962 Carson-Newman University alumnus.   “We are so pleased that TICUA is honoring our own Dr. Ted Russell,” Carson-Newman President Charles A. […]

KCHD, Partners Plan to Observe Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day 

The Knox County Health Department and several community partners are holding their fifth observation of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14 at Lakeshore Park’s Marble Hall. A national observation, this day was created to provide support to and awareness of those who have lost an infant or pregnancy. […]

National Night Out Is Tonight!

~ from the City of Knoxville’s Office of Neighborhood Empowerment Several Neighborhoods have planned to show their support for the officers, firefighters, and first responders who help to keep our communities safe for the 38^th year of celebrating National Night Out. Some will be leaving their porch lights on and/or decorating mailboxes; others will be […]

Teenager Invasion

By Joe Rector A teenager invaded our house for the last few days. Grandson Madden was unceremoniously dumped here while his parents took a trip to Asheville. Having a 13-year-old boy in the house sure brought back plenty of memories, some that might later in the week cause me to wake up screaming from a […]

The Making of a Unique Friendship

By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com They are similar in size.  Even their buses are much alike!  Over the last couple of years, two churches in Knoxville, Tennessee, have forged a special friendship.  Perhaps, the fellowship of these   congregations with each other is not so unusual but for the fact that one is African American; one is […]