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POLL: Knox Countians Don’t Believe McIntyre’s Contract Should Have Been Extended

POLL: Knox Countians Don’t Believe McIntyre’s Contract Should Have Been Extended

(Click here to view the full poll results.) By Focus Staff Almost two thirds of Knox County voters don’t believe the Board of Education should have extended Superintendent James McIntyre’s…

Publisher’s Position: Double, double, toil & trouble

Publisher’s Position: Double, double, toil & trouble

By Steve Hunley I think the thing I like least in any human being is hypocrisy. I don’t doubt for a moment my attitude is uncommon. It seems to me…

McIntyre contract extended, promises to listen to teachers

McIntyre contract extended, promises to listen to teachers

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com By an 8-1 vote, the Knox County School Board voted last Monday to extend Superintendent James McIntyre’s contract for another year, despite objections from some teachers…

Perfect season gives Fulton claim to best-ever distinction

Perfect season gives Fulton claim to best-ever distinction

By Steve Williams To lay claim to being Knoxville’s best high school football team since the playoff era began in 1969, Fulton would have to go undefeated. “I think so,”…

The Gift of Touch

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’ve observed that as I get older I like change less.  I’m not the first person to make this observation, but the pace of change is…

Another 5-7 record, but it’s a better one

By Steve Williams Tennessee’s football team has finished 5-7 three seasons in a row now, but there’s a world of difference in this year’s record compared to the other two.…

Niota, where one vote counts

By Mike Steely Niota, Tennessee, is one of those places that isn’t on an interstate, although it’s just a few miles east of I-75 between Sweetwater and Athens. It’s one…

All Roads Lead to Clapps Chapel, Part III

By Ralphine Major “ . . . rejoice, and sing praise.” (Psalm 98:4 KJV) “It was impressive,” Bob Dagley said.  He could have been talking about the amazing Gibbs High…

“Never”… yeah, right!

By Joe Rector After running my mouth hundreds of time during my life, I’m ready to accept that uttering “never means never” is just deluding myself. Over and over again,…

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…