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Knox Heritage Honors Fantastic Fifteen

Knox Heritage Honors Fantastic Fifteen

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com   Recently Knox Heritage members, local officials and supporters met at the Bijou Theater to honor local citizens for their efforts in preserving our past in…

Legal and Public Notices: December 1, 2014

75 FORECLOSURES SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on January 12, 2015 on or about 11:00AM local time, at the North door, Knox County Courthouse, Knoxville, Tennessee,…

What’s in a Name?

By Dr. Jim Ferguson We don’t answer our landline (phone) very much these days because it’s usually telemarketers or, most recently, political messages.  For Becky and me our iPhones have…

Knox County School’s Reading Problem

By Sally Absher Back in September, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett made the news by saying that he wanted information connected to a school system reading program he helped establish…

Changing Perspective

By Joe Rector Over the last year, I’ve gone through some changes in life. No, all haven’t been welcome, but each has caused me to take a look at things…

Christmas Movies

By Rosie Moore There are very few people who do not watch the same movies year after year at the same season–Christmas time. Out of habit or simply for the…

Knoxville Focus for December 1, 2014

Knoxville Focus for December 1, 2014

Internal Auditor Empowered? By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The superintendent of schools may be called back before the Knox County Commission to answer questions regarding the Physical Plant Upgrade (PPU) funds…

Publisher’s Position: Doug ‘High Tax’ Harris, The Spinman

Publisher’s Position: Doug ‘High Tax’ Harris, The Spinman

By Steve Hunley If the WBIR Inside Tennessee segment that aired on November 23 is any indication, the school system could save a lot of money by eliminating their entire…

In This Corner… Senator McKellar Slaps Publisher

In This Corner… Senator McKellar Slaps Publisher

By Ray Hill Tennessee’s senior United States senator, Kenneth D. McKellar, was well known for having a volatile temper and had won a well-deserved reputation as a feudist.  It was…

Honoring our veterans and giving thanks

Honoring our veterans and giving thanks

It was a beautiful sight—the entrance lined with American flags blowing in a crisp November breeze.  We followed the flags to the event:  the University General Dentists’ (UGD) 5th Annual…