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Focus on the Law: Board Of Equalization

The Tennessee Constitution, Article II, Section 28 permits the taxation of all real property, personal property or mixed.  The Legislature is authorized to exempt from this property owned by the…

Knoxville Focus for Monday, May 19, 2014

Knoxville Focus for Monday, May 19, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus online. Haslam signs ‘Tennessee Promise’ into law Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam held a ceremonial bill signing at Fulton High School last week for…

Exchange students prepare to return home

Exchange students prepare to return home

By David Klein Hosting an international student can be a very rewarding experience, both for the students and the host families. Often, friendships are made for life and students and…

CAK 8th grader in running for TSSAA state honors

CAK 8th grader in running for TSSAA state honors

By Steve Williams Rebecca Story is not yet in high school, but she could be a high school state champion before the end of this week. Story is an 8th…

Governor Thomas C. Rye

Governor Thomas C. Rye

By Ray Hill Just after the turn of the century, Tennessee’s Democratic Party became almost hopelessly fractured.  The candidacies of two men helped to heal the deep divisions inside the…

Chapman Highway neighborhood already gearing up for Dogwood Festival

Chapman Highway neighborhood already gearing up for Dogwood Festival

The dogwood blooms are fading away, but already plans are being made for 2015. Chapman Highway Dogwood Trail will be the Featured Trail next spring and the neighborhoods are excitedly…

Downtown Knoxville:What the city can do for you

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Let’s say you live inside the city limits of Knoxville and you are curious about what services you are paying for and how you can use…

Let My People Go

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’m reading the Bible again this year, but this time as part of a group. The last time I read this compendium of wisdom by myself.…

Food for thought

By Rosie Moore I wonder when the first diet book was written and by whom? Actually, I should have looked that up but I didn’t have the time. I really…

May: A Time for Celebrating our Mothers

Like the beautiful Iris, they stand tall and proud.  They are our mothers. They care for their children and families, offer encouragement and praise, and often read stories to a…