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Lovely Lois

By Ralphine Major She is a lady of many talents.  Focus readers first met her in “What’s in the Bag?” on 12-23-13.  The little blue and white teddy bear my…

Rosie’s World: SOME SUNDRY THOUGHTS

SOME SUNDRY  THOUGHTS   “Blow me a kiss from across the room. Say I look nice when I’m not. Touch my hair as you pass my chair, Little things mean…

School Board Puts 2020 Strategic Plan on Fast Track

By Sally Absher The planning was extensive and high level. Fifth District BOE member Karen Carson listed the numerous public opportunities to talk about where KCS should go in 2020…

Board of Education Won’t Budge on Policy Limiting Access to Public Forum

By Sally Absher On Monday, the Board of Education spent over 40 minutes debating the dubious merits of Board Policy BCBI, “Appeals to and Appearances Before the Board.” The policy…

Knoxville Focus for July 7, 2014

Knoxville Focus for July 7, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus. Race to the top Part 3: Teacher Evaluations By Sally Absher sallyabsher@gmail.com Some say it is just bringing transparency and accountability to the teaching…

Publisher’s Position: McIntyre and the Politics of Schools

Publisher’s Position: McIntyre and the Politics of Schools

By Steve Hunley The Knox County Board of Education last week dealt Superintendent Jim McIntyre his first solid rebuff when it refused to approve his firing of a Knox County…

Our Neighborhoods: The Downtown Trolley

Our Neighborhoods: The Downtown Trolley

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com If you live downtown, you probably already know the advantages of the Knoxville Trolleys. If you don’t live downtown, here’s the secret: the trolleys serve most…

Edward Hull Crump: The Boss, Part V

Edward Hull Crump: The Boss, Part V

By Ray Hill Governor Gordon Browning had unleashed a fierce assault on the Memphis political machine, as well as its leader, E. H. Crump.  Browning proposed to institute a county…

Rocky VII thriller: Rice Buick GMC can’t turn out Campus Lights

Rocky VII thriller:  Rice Buick GMC can’t turn out Campus Lights

By Steve Williams As sequels go, Rocky VII was the best yet. Josh Richardson knocked down two clutch free throws with 1.2 seconds remaining to lift Campus Lights to a…

Holstons re-live vintage baseball

Holstons re-live vintage baseball

By Ken Lay The Knoxville Holstons have taken the National Pastime back to its roots. The Holstons, who play in the Tennessee Vintage Baseball Association, play their home games at…