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Overcoming obstacles in motherhood and business, Troy Ball connects with Helen Ross McNabb

Overcoming obstacles in motherhood and business, Troy Ball connects with Helen Ross McNabb

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com “I had to be a full time mom when my children were young. I had to say: ‘It’s okay Troy, your time will come,’ and find…

A YEAR TO REMEMBER Karn’s Rivera will continue athletic career at ETSU

A YEAR TO REMEMBER Karn’s Rivera will continue athletic career at ETSU

By Steve Williams The value of friendships appears to mean as much, if not more, to Nathan Rivera as snapping over a high hurdle on the track or splitting a…

Bone Tired

By Dr. Jim Ferguson A patient recently asked me how long I had been writing for The Focus.  I couldn’t remember.  However, I quickly divided two hundred and seventy essays…

Lady Vols Fall Two Wins Short Of National Championship

By Alex Norman The Tennessee Lady Vols softball team arrived at the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City a confident group, after sweeping through the Regional and Super Regionals…

Stay-Cation 2013

By Sarah Baker Last summer, I had my dream European Vacation paid for by someone who loves me. This summer, I’m back to my own budget. Therefore, I have devised…

Hay Season in Tennessee

By Ralphine Major I can see it coming over the hill right now.  I can hear it, too–our red Farmall tractor pulling a wagon stacked high with hay, young boys,…

Remembering Great-Aunt Sophie’s Clothesline

By Rosie Moore When I was a young girl I spent a lot of summers with my great-aunt Sophie, who lived a few miles outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She was…

Lessons in a 52 pickup truck

By Joe Rector It’s summer time, and one never comes around that I don’t remember the good and bad times I had during these months when I was younger. Twin…

Focus on the Law: Defamation

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Often referred to as “defamation of character,” defamation is the issuance of a false statement about another person which causes that person to suffer…

Knoxville Focus for Monday, June 10, 2013

Knoxville Focus for Monday, June 10, 2013

Click here to view this week’s Focus.   Carter Elementary School on time, debt free By Focus Staff A crowd of approximately 200 gathered last week as Knox County took…