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Knoxville Focus for April 21, 2014

Knoxville Focus for April 21, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus online. Knox County School Board asks for even more By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Promoting their budget request as a 2.5% pay increase for…

Publisher’s Position: Ed Brantley Best for County Commission

Publisher’s Position: Ed Brantley Best for County Commission

By Steve Hunley Knox Countians have a big responsibility in picking two county-wide Commissioners At Large in the current primary election.  Bob Thomas, who is running for Seat 10, has…

Austin-East focuses on the arts and music

Austin-East focuses on the arts and music

By Ken Lay Austin-East Magnet High School is changing its brand. It will still remain one of Knox County’s magnet schools but its emphasis will now be on the arts,…

‘The Terror of Tennessee’ Parson Brownlow

‘The Terror of Tennessee’ Parson Brownlow

By Ray Hill William Gannaway Brownlow was one of the most controversial figures in Tennessee history. “Parson” Brownlow was highly controversial during his own time and few figures ever relished…

Stinson now showcasing speed on the track

Stinson now showcasing speed on the track

By Steve Williams Just like Jajuan Stinson when he’s competing in the 100-meter dash, this year’s Knoxville Interscholastic League Track and Field Meet is fast approaching. The annual Knox County…

Our Neighborhoods: John Sevier Highway

Our Neighborhoods: John Sevier Highway

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Every week now for several weeks The Focus has been looking at Our Neighborhoods around Knox County. Each neighborhood or community is special and unique, with…

Focus on the Law: Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

Replacing previous federal law known as the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) primarily expands protections for active duty members of the armed forces.  …

‘A God-called leader must learn before he can lead’

By Ralphine Major It is designed to “move the truths of God’s word from the Heart of Heaven to the hearts of humans.”  Mike Boyd’s “Principles of Preaching” was written…

April Rain

By Rosie Moore The wild sweet rain of April spills On golden-throated daffodils On garden walls and new green bough On earth fresh-turned before the plough. It scrubs the pansy’s…

Definitions

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Do you remember the days of HMOs?  Back in the 1990s health maintenance organizations were ballyhooed as the way to reduce medical costs.  Basically, this was…