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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…

Knoxville Focus for November 3, 2014

Knoxville Focus for November 3, 2014

Four Central Alumni Honored Two artists, a decorated career veteran and a noted educator are the distinguished alumni nominated to the Central High School “Wall of Fame” for 2014. This…

Publisher’s Position: School Woes and Little Children

Publisher’s Position: School Woes and Little Children

By Steve Hunley Having served on the Knox County Board of Education, I learned a long time ago to watch out when someone was intoning, “It’s all for the children.” …

60 Years of Service at Dott Baker

60 Years of Service at Dott Baker

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Can you imagine a family company that’s been in business for 60 years still being under the same family ownership? Can you imagine three generations offering…