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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…

POLL: Most Knox Countians Didn’t Know About McIntyre’s Lack of Experience

POLL: Most Knox Countians Didn’t Know About McIntyre’s Lack of Experience

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll posed the question, “Were you aware that Knox County Superintendent of Schools has only one year of classroom teaching experience?” The response…

Part Eight: Tennessee’s Old Gray Fox Albert Gore

Part Eight: Tennessee’s Old Gray Fox Albert Gore

By Ray Hill Senator Albert Gore was campaigning hard for a fourth term in 1970. Gore had fended off a determined challenge in the Democratic primary from Governor Buford Ellington’s…

Webb takes Division II Class A Title

Webb takes Division II Class A Title

By Alex Norman David Meske has been the head coach at Webb School for the past 29 years. On Thursday, December 5th, Meske added to his impressive resume. Webb beat…

A look at McIntyre’s evaluation

A look at McIntyre’s evaluation

By Mike Steely Steelym@knoxfocus.com In a narrative evaluation of Dr. James McIntyre, Jr., posted this month on the Knox County School Board’s website, it appears the Board is recommending extending…

Fountain City Christmas Parade

Fountain City Christmas Parade

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…