Tennessee Season to Remember to be held virtually Dec. 2

19th annual event to honor victims and survivors of homicide to be livestreamed   NASHVILLE – Holidays can be a difficult time for families missing their loved ones, and particularly for victims and survivors of homicide. That’s why federal, state and local public safety officials have hosted “Tennessee Season to Remember” every year since 2003 […]

Talk about your humble beginnings

  By Tom Mattingly It was Monday, Nov. 21, 1891, when Tennessee played its first football game in Chattanooga against the University of the South, also known as Sewanee. For perspective, Robert Reese Neyland had not yet been born, making his earthly debut on Feb. 27, 1892, in Greenville, Texas. Dean Nathan Washington Dougherty, born […]

Let Sports Take You to New Places

  By Mark Nagi In the 1990 classic “The Hunt for Red October,” Captain Vasili Borodin has a great conversation with Captain Ramius aboard the nuclear submarine, which is on its way to America for the purposes of their defection from the USSR to the United States. I’m sure that IMDB has a much more […]


Tennessee State Parks offer an alternative to Black Friday shopping or simply a chance to walk off some of that Thanksgiving meal with After Thanksgiving Hikes on Friday, Nov. 26 at parks across the state.   The hikes can be guided or self-directed. They vary from easy strolls to more rugged excursions and include options […]

A Day to Give Thanks

By Ralphine Major In the midst of fall’s beautiful leaves appeared a glimpse of Christmas colors. The image was striking. The red and green seemed quite appropriate as we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. After all, the festive day of parades and gatherings on the fourth Thursday of November ushers in the long-awaited Christmas season. With […]

Thankful for unusual things

  By Joe Rector A week after this is published, we’ll be gluttonously full of turkey, dressing, and all the other Thanksgiving foods. Some, thankful that they managed not to fall asleep at the wheel, will have made the long trip home. Hosts will spend the week cleaning the mess that always comes with a […]

Legal and public notices for the week of November 22, 2021

Court Notices   NON-RESIDENT NOTICE   TO: FOUR SIDE SOLUTIONS, LLC. IN RE: ALZAINA SHAMS ALDEEN VS FOUR SIDE SOLUTIONS LLC AND JOHN KIGANDA 202250-1 IN THE CHANCERY COURT FOR KNOX COUNTY, TENNESSEE In this cause, it appearing from the Complaint filed, which is sworn to, that the defendant Four Side Solutions, LLC. a non-resident […]

The Knoxville Focus for November 22, 2021

The Knoxville Focus for November 22, 2021

Frankenberg kicks off campaign for General Sessions Judge in Division II By Bill Howard Sharon Frankenberg is one of Knox County’s five judicial magistrates. Magistrates, appointed by the county commission, do the criminal law work for General Sessions judges. Common duties include reviewing an arrest warrant to determine if there is probable cause to keep […]

The Education Industrial Complex

The Education Industrial Complex

By Dr. Harold A. Black blackh@knoxfocus.com There is an old saying that all politics is local. That certainly was corroborated in the Virginia gubernatorial election. Despite the Biden Administration being a total disaster and supposedly unpopular in Virginia, the democrat candidate still had campaign appearances with Biden and Kamala Harris (who is even less popular). […]

Publisher’s Positions

Publisher’s Positions

By Steve Hunley Merit Council has become Political Council Anybody who reads The Knoxville Focus regularly already knows the Sheriff’s Merit System Council has become a tar pit of politics.  It may well be beyond reform and the truth is for years it has been dominated by the very people it was supposed to eliminate: […]