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Congressman Ewin L. Davis

Congressman Ewin L. Davis

By Ray Hill   Someone once said. “Write what should not be forgotten” and ironically, I have forgotten who said it. Ewin Lamar Davis is little remembered today, but during…

Pilot Rocky Top League draft kicks off summer season

Pilot Rocky Top League draft kicks off summer season

By Ken Lay The Pilot Rocky Top Basketball League unofficially kicked off its eighth season Wednesday night with its annual player draft at Doc’s All-American Grille. Now Knoxville Area fans…

Fleet Falcon earns football scholarship to Eastern Kentucky

Fleet Falcon earns football scholarship to Eastern Kentucky

By Steve Williams Domonique Williams, Fulton High’s male Student-Athlete of the Year, played on his third straight state championship football team as a senior. He was a two-time All-State selection…

The Chalk Board, June 8, 2015

By Sally Absher   More on the Mysterious TCAP Math Last week we reported that the TCAP “Quick Scores” were back (in time to be calculated into students’ grades this…

Assessing the Assessments

By Sally Absher Apparently, two Board of Education meetings and a Joint Education Committee meeting (comprised of members of the BOE and County Commission) aren’t enough for one week. KCS…

Focus on the Law: Interstate earthquake emergency impact

The Interstate Earthquake Emergency Compact of 1988 was ratified in Tennessee and the text may be found in the Tennessee Code Annotated in Title 58, Chapter 2, Part 7.  The…

BOE votes to ‘cure’ mismanagement of grants

Also, Big Turnout for Christina Graham By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com The Board of Education was desperately looking for a way to fix the problems with the Broad Resident Program grant…

A Special Family’s Love, III

By Ralphine Major I first began writing this story three years ago, just before Laura Simpson broke the devastating news at church one Sunday.  Hannah Renee Vrandenburgh Julian’s father had…

Social Fiction

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’m a big fan of science fiction. In fact, my novel “Epiphany” was the first of a planned science fiction trilogy. The famous writer Ray Bradbury…

Great ideas and tips

By Rosie Moore 1. Flies or bees bothering you? Spray them with hair spray and they will take a quick dive. 2. Sealed envelope–Put in the freezer for a few hours…