Michael Palardy having an All-American kind of season

By Steve Williams When a punter or placekicker is a team’s most valuable player, that’s usually a tell-tale sign that it hasn’t been a banner season for the team. It could mean there were too many failed third-down conversions, resulting in punting situations instead of first downs. In the case of a placekicker, it could […]

Are you superstitious?

By Rosie Moore My grandmother would never own a black cat, or, even pet one, I’m sure. She wouldn’t go outside the front door on a Friday with the date 13, and, never would she walk under a ladder. Superstitions date back to early man’s attempt to explain Nature and his own existence. There was […]

A Day Away: Savannah is a time trip

By Mike Steely A day away drive from Knoxville, granted it’s an 8 or 9 hour drive, gets you to Savannah, Georgia. It’s a trip worth the drive. It’s rare to see a southern city that survived the Civil War, yet there is Savannah in all its glory. Savannah was one of American’s first “planned” […]

That was country music

By Joe Rector joerector@comcast.net Life offers plenty of signals to individuals to let them know they are getting old. Some come when we try to physically perform at the level we did a few years ago. Of course, some of us see the signs when we notice gray or thinning hair, paunches where flat stomachs […]

Focus on the Law: Tort Reform

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law The topic of tort reform does not generate the intense, passionate debate that it once did.  The medical malpractice crisis of the 1990s that was going to drive all physicians out of business never quite materialized.  Babies are somehow still being delivered by obstetricians.   Medical schools are still attracting […]

Knoxville Focus for Monday, November 18

Knoxville Focus for Monday, November 18

  Click here to view the full paper. Saving the Kerns Bread Building By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Call it making the best of a bad situation or making lemonade when life gives you lemons, it is a story of success that grew out of necessity. When a Confederate soldier, wounded in battle, was waiting on […]

Waggoner launches campaign for sheriff

Waggoner launches campaign for sheriff

Bobby Waggoner announced his intent to run for Knox County Sheriff at a press event last Wednesday at Market Square. “As some of you know, I retired as Chief of Detectives with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office on Sept. 1st,” Waggoner told those assembled. “I began meeting with people across Knox County to explore the […]