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Kroger complex in Powell postponed

Kroger complex in Powell postponed

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Kroger has asked for a postponement on its proposed store and shopping complex as the corporation changes its plans and redesigns the entry and exits…

Cherokees survive gutsy effort by Gibbs to advance

Cherokees survive gutsy effort by Gibbs to advance

By Bill Mynatt, Radio Voice of South-Doyle Cherokee Football on AM 620 WRJZ CherokeeRadioVoice@frontier.com It took a while, but the 5th ranked South-Doyle Cherokee football team finally figured out a…

Gifts Differing

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Philosophically, I am a 20th century man who finds himself transported into the 21st century.  Mark Twain once wrote a book about time travel and a…

Happy 90th Birthday, Maxine!

By Ralphine Major “I was a coal miner’s daughter,” she told me, “like Loretta Lynn.”  But this coal miner’s daughter is from Tennessee.  Maxine Washington celebrated her 90th birthday on…

Football Leads to Madness Once Again in Knoxville

By Alex Norman And it has begun… I was listening to local sports talk radio the other day and heard a caller say that if Vols head coach Butch Jones…

The Axe Man and Jewel Tea

By Joe Rector Weekends at our house in the 1960’s took on a routine that included work, play, and family. Back then, our parents managed life on a small income…

Scandals continue to pile up in Knox County Schools Central Office

By Sally Absher   When Dr. McIntyre was hired as Superintendent of Knox County Schools back in 2008, he was hailed for his stellar financial management of the Boston Public…

ELL Program Serves Students from 60 Counties, 80 languages

By Sally Absher In September when County Commission was interviewing candidates to temporarily fill Indya Kincannon’s Second District BOE seat, John Fugate said he thought one of the biggest concerns…

Focus on the Law: Introduction to Adoption

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law November is National Adoption Month.  Where can you find a child to adopt? Despite the myth that it is faster and easier to adopt…

KCS Board Pushes to Discontinue SAT-10 Testing for Grades K-2

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com When former elementary librarian Amber Roundtree ran for School Board last spring, one of her campaign promises was that she would reduce the amount of high-stakes…