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Audit Committee Ignores School Board Request

By Sally Absher By Sally Absher Last week, Audit Committee member Commissioner Mike Brown, who has been one of the most vocal critics of the wasteful spending and misuse of…

Meet Rod Paige, McIntyre’s New Mentor

By Sally Absher Remember your Mother’s words of wisdom: you can tell a lot about a person by their associations. At the November 3 BOE work session, Dr. McIntyre mentioned…

Uses for Skin-So-Soft

By Rosie Moore My grandmother sold Avon Products when I was growing up so I can actually say I grew up with it. Back in her day the only products…

Knoxville Focus for Monday, November 17, 2014

Knoxville Focus for Monday, November 17, 2014

‘Where Inspiration Meets Perspiration’ By Joe Rector On Saturday morning, Nov. 8, the parking lot at Bearden United Methodist Church filled with cars from other areas of Tennessee and other…

Our Neighborhoods: They were here before us

Our Neighborhoods: They were here before us

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Over the past several months The Focus has looked at current and past neighborhoods around Knox County, those early settlers who helped build our area, and…

‘Mr. Speaker:’ Sam Rayburn of Texas

By Ray Hill “Any jackass can kick down a barn, it takes a carpenter to build one.” So said Sam Rayburn of Texas. Completely bald, thickly built and one who…

Lesa K. Smith pens ‘Love Letters to America’

Lesa K. Smith pens  ‘Love Letters to America’

By Ralphine Major “Heart to heart with God, surrounded by His capable hands, is a place of peace, rest and comfort for the weary.”  This is one of many inspirational…

Made in Tennessee

Made in Tennessee

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com You may think of our state as mostly rural and producing mainly agriculture, beef, and country music. But the Volunteer State, and especially East Tennessee, has…

Fulton runs hot in 51-14 win over Catholic

Fulton runs hot in 51-14 win over Catholic

By Steve Williams The freezing temperatures didn’t bother Rob Black during the game. “I guess it was because of my adrenalin,” said the Fulton High head football coach, who started…

Hoping for Change

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I have to admit that I missed the Vols’ recent come from behind victory over South Carolina.  Becky and I tried to hang in, but when…