The Curse of Kiffin Won’t Let Go

By Alex Norman “She’s not gonna let us out.” That was the memorable line from George Clooney’s character, ship captain Frank W. “Billy” Tyne, Jr., in “The Perfect Storm.”  The Andrea Gail was fighting valiantly, but the storm was not going to allow the fishing vessel to escape. Admit it, Tennessee fans… you thought that […]

Basketball, Rabbits, and A Loving Mother (Part II)

By Ralphine Major He often set a screen for his teammates placing himself between them and the defense.  Those screens accounted for many of the 2-point shots that helped the Gibbs Eagles on their way to winning 31 games during the 1964-65 season. As an eighth grader, Ron Graves played for Coach Dwane Ritter on […]

Paying for College

By Joe Rector The news today reported student debt is closing in on $1 trillion, more than credit card debt which anemically trails at between $650-850 billion. ”Woe is us” seems to be the cry from the millions who have accrued debts for education. According to Bloomberg, college tuitions and fees have increased 1,120 percent […]

Focus on the Law: Sexual Harrassment

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Almost five decades ago, Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Title VII of that act prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin.  Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII.  According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s […]

My Daily Cup of Joe- Over on the Southside

“You really are a South Knox girl at heart,” remarked Mary Lou this weekend. If you’ve eaten at the Round Up, odds are Mary Lou rang you up. She knows most people by name, and many more by order. The Round Up, owned by local restaurateur, Sam Tobea, is a snapshot of the heart and soul […]

Knoxville Focus for Monday, May 20

Knoxville Focus for Monday, May 20

Click here to view this week’s Focus. SWNA honors KPD officers By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com As part of an ongoing project, the South Woodlawn Neighborhood Association (SWNA) in South Knoxville has set out to thank the civil servants in their neighborhood and let them know that they are appreciated. The organization began its mission in […]

Knox Countians Believe In Drug Testing for Public Assistance

Knox Countians Believe In Drug Testing for Public Assistance

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked the question, “In your opinion, should welfare recipients be required to submit to drug testing upon request by the government?” Almost 80% of likely voters said yes, welfare recipients should submit to drug testing upon request by the government.  Just over 20% of respondents were opposed […]

Run to the Wall

Run to the Wall

On Tuesday, May 21,, a motorcade consisting of 60 motorcycles from the American Legion Post 2 in Knoxville will arrive at the World’s Fair Park in downtown Knoxville with police escort. While at the park the riders will hold a wreath laying ceremony complete with a bag piper in honor of Memorial Day. A lunch will […]