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Knoxville Focus for July 21, 2014

Knoxville Focus for July 21, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus. TN Deputy Commissioner of Education to speak By Sally Absher sallyabsher@gmail.com 8th District Board of Education member Mike McMillan reports that Representative Harry…

Marshall Walker Best Choice for School Board in District 1

Marshall Walker Best Choice for  School Board in District 1

By Steve Hunley There is a very important election in progress for the Knox County Board of Education seat for the First District.  Incumbent board member Gloria Deathridge faces formidable…

Sergeant Alvin York

Sergeant Alvin York

By Ray Hill There was a time when virtually every Tennessean knew the name of Sergeant Alvin Cullum York. A highly decorated veteran of World War I, a genuine hero…

KC Sheriff’s Department steps up to help Baby Roadrunners

KC Sheriff’s Department steps up to help Baby Roadrunners

By Ken Lay The Austin-East Baby Roadrunners kicked their 2014 season off with a football camp last week. The camp was a three-day event and was put on with the…

Our Neighborhoods: Historic Parkridge, George Barber

Our Neighborhoods: Historic Parkridge, George Barber

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Parkridge is a historic neighborhood roughly bounded by Hall of Fame Drive, I-40, Cherry Street and Magnolia Avenue. It’s a large, multiracial area of older homes…

Learning fundamentals is fun at Powell youth football camp

Learning fundamentals is fun at Powell youth football camp

By Steve Williams Fundamentals and fun were meshed together in the Powell Youth Football program’s preseason camp for players, ages 7, 8 and 9, on Saturday, July 12. Forty-six youngsters…

The Kitchen Drawer

By Dr. Jim Ferguson My wife, Becky, relates a story of a long departed relative who grew up in the Great Depression.  This lady understood privation, and as a result…

Super Life, Super Health

By Rosie Moore “Arthritis acting up? Dig in to a seafood dinner several times a week and keep those joints moving. In a recent study, people with rheumatoid arthritis who…

Focus on the Law: Elder Abuse

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “elder abuse is any abuse and neglect of persons aged 60 and older by a…

Grassroots or Astroturf?

By Sally Absher Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery… unless it is AstroTurf. Artificial, orchestrated copycatting, especially when it is done for political reasons, is offensive. Last October,…