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Scarecrow Foundation ready for new year

Scarecrow Foundation ready for new year

By Mike Steely steelym@Knoxfocus.com “No one should go to bed hungry.” It’s a simple statement that everyone can agree with, yet we still have hunger. Jimmy Buckner and the Scarecrow…

Here’s hoping Santa will swoosh in to fulfill a wish

Here’s hoping Santa will swoosh in to fulfill a wish

By Steve Williams Dear Santa, I guess it was one day last spring when I walked into The Knoxville Focus office and saw this cute little black puppy. At first,…

Knoxville Focus for Monday, December 16

Knoxville Focus for Monday, December 16

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POLL: Knox Countians Don’t Believe McIntyre’s Contract Should Have Been Extended

POLL: Knox Countians Don’t Believe McIntyre’s Contract Should Have Been Extended

(Click here to view the full poll results.) By Focus Staff Almost two thirds of Knox County voters don’t believe the Board of Education should have extended Superintendent James McIntyre’s…

Publisher’s Position: Double, double, toil & trouble

Publisher’s Position: Double, double, toil & trouble

By Steve Hunley I think the thing I like least in any human being is hypocrisy. I don’t doubt for a moment my attitude is uncommon. It seems to me…

McIntyre contract extended, promises to listen to teachers

McIntyre contract extended, promises to listen to teachers

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com By an 8-1 vote, the Knox County School Board voted last Monday to extend Superintendent James McIntyre’s contract for another year, despite objections from some teachers…

Perfect season gives Fulton claim to best-ever distinction

Perfect season gives Fulton claim to best-ever distinction

By Steve Williams To lay claim to being Knoxville’s best high school football team since the playoff era began in 1969, Fulton would have to go undefeated. “I think so,”…

The Gift of Touch

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’ve observed that as I get older I like change less.  I’m not the first person to make this observation, but the pace of change is…

Another 5-7 record, but it’s a better one

By Steve Williams Tennessee’s football team has finished 5-7 three seasons in a row now, but there’s a world of difference in this year’s record compared to the other two.…

Niota, where one vote counts

By Mike Steely Niota, Tennessee, is one of those places that isn’t on an interstate, although it’s just a few miles east of I-75 between Sweetwater and Athens. It’s one…