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Focus on the Law: Givers Beware!

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law After counting our many blessings over the Thanksgiving holidays, most of us feel motivated to share our good fortune with others.  This is especially…

A champion in life

By Rosie Moore I always hold my breath when I see those Olympic ice skaters do their intricate steps on ice. Especially did I hold my breath in 1984, when…

Publisher’s Position: Can you hear me now?

Publisher’s Position: Can you hear me now?

By Steve Hunley Teachers, parents and students turned out in force at the most recent meeting of the Knox County Board of Education. For months The Knoxville Focus has been…

Being Lincolns

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com A suggestion from his grandson prompted Thomas Wright to become Abraham Lincoln. Or at least take on the Lincoln character. And now the Oak Ridge man,…

Focus on the Law: Voter Identification Act

In 2008, the United States Supreme Court upheld a voter identification law passed in Indiana requiring voters at the polls to present either a United States-issued or an Indiana-issued form…

Giving thanks for the little things

By Rosie Moore Well, the turkey is almost gone, and the mashed potatoes and gravy are practically demolished. Our day of thanks is over–too quickly, it seems. The usual thankful…

Let there be heat

By Joe Rector Over the weekend Amy dispatched me to purchase a quartz heater. Its purpose is to knock off the chill in our family room. At one time in…

A Birthday Celebration

By Ralphine Major It was well underway when we arrived. With the hillside full of cars, it had the look and feel of a tailgating event—especially since the University of…

Penance

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I hope that Thomas Paine will not be offended as I paraphrase his immortal words, “These are the times that try men’s [waistbands].” The Thanksgiving cornucopia…

The Absence of Patience

By Alex Norman On November 11th, Tennessee’s men’s basketball team opened the season with a road game against Xavier.  A late Vols rally fell a bit short in a hostile…