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CTV offering Summer Camps

CTV offering Summer Camps

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Community Television Board of Knoxville met Tuesday for its quarterly session and heard Ron Mills, with the City Law Office, inform them of the Open…

Congressman Wirt Courtney

Congressman Wirt Courtney

By Ray Hill William Wirt Courtney is barely remembered today and is likely an unfamiliar name to many residents of Tennessee, but for a decade, Courtney served in Congress, serving…

Webb wins second state title

Webb wins second state title

  By Alex Norman Well, it wasn’t easy. But the ending more than made up for the tension. On Thursday, May 21st, the Webb School Spartans withstood a furious second…

Whew! Grace Christian holds on for first state crown

Whew! Grace Christian holds on for first state crown

By Steve Williams There were some anxious moments as Grace Christian Academy’s baseball team closed in on the school’s first-ever state team championship. Coach Mitch Turner was admittedly pacing in…

Efforts to save the Howard House continue

Efforts to save the Howard House continue

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com They were there from Old North Knoxville, 4th and Gill, Oakwood-Lincoln Park, Edgewood, Fountain City, Park Ridge, Belle Morris, Whittle Springs and the Alice Bell neighborhood.…

The Dumbing Down of America – Lessons from California

The Dumbing Down of America – Lessons from California

By Sally Absher Even the Tennessee Department of Education is acknowledging that we are dumbing students down. They won’t say that outright. But when the Tennessee Commissioner of Education Candice…

The Chalk Board: May 18, 2015

By Sally Absher Knox County Schools Teacher Survey Results. In a press release dated May 14, KCS crows about the results of this year’s “pencil and paper” teacher survey, with…

The Monkey Has Spoken

By Sally Absher Finally, after weeks of anticipation, the Survey Monkey results on balanced calendar were released. The PR folks at KCS have learned the trick of answering objections in…

Honeysuckle Nectar

By Joe Rector The week brought warm weather; in fact, it was downright hot. Mother’s Day weekend found my family in the pool and cooling our heels and enjoying each…

Survivors

By Dr. Jim Ferguson   By the time you read this essay I hope many of you have in your possession a signed copy of my latest book, “Well…What Did…