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Board of Education Declares Emergency to Vote on Strategic Plan

Board of Education Declares Emergency to Vote on Strategic Plan

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@gmail.com At last Wednesday’s Board of Education Meeting, 8th District BOE member Mike McMillan asked to call for personal privilege to postpone the vote on the 2020…

Publisher’s Position: Call 911! Board Calls School Emergency

Publisher’s Position: Call 911! Board Calls School Emergency

By Steve Hunley For those who doubted anything published in The Focus about the Knox County Board of Education and Superintendent Jim McIntyre, the meeting last week should have addressed…

The Kees of West Virginia

The Kees of West Virginia

By Ray Hill One of the lesser-known political dynasties in the country was birthed in the hollows and coal fields of West Virginia.  The Kee family dominated the politics of…

Our Neighborhoods: Square dancing not ‘square’ anymore

Our Neighborhoods: Square dancing not ‘square’ anymore

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com   Our Neighborhoods is a weekly feature that focuses on Knox County’s communities — not only physical locations but its various residents and their varied interests.…

Rams will be more run-oriented and physical in 2014

Rams will be more run-oriented and physical in 2014

By Steve Williams The goal hasn’t changed for Grace Christian Academy’s football program. The Rams will be trying to capture that elusive state championship in 2014. “Really for us, the…

Legal and Public Notices for August 4, 2014

Estate of Kenneth W. Emert Docket Number 75146-1 Notice is hereby given that on the 9th day of July, 2014, letters testamentary in respect of the Estate of Kenneth W.…

Knoxville Focus for August 4, 2014

Knoxville Focus for August 4, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus. Daniel looks to make changes if elected By Ken Lay Martin Daniel is looking to make changes and give the government back to…

Publisher’s Position: The Superintendent of Oz

Publisher’s Position: The Superintendent of Oz

By Steve Hunley “There’s some extraordinary learning going on out there!” That has been a constant cry from Knox County superintendent of schools James McIntyre during his tenure in office. …

Former Titan’s Player Jovan Haye Advocates for Dyslexia

Former Titan’s Player Jovan Haye Advocates for Dyslexia

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@gmail.com What do Alexander Graham Bell, Albert Einstein, John Lennon, Muhammad Ali, Steven Spielberg, Henry Winkler, Tom Cruise, Whoopi Goldberg, Walt Disney, Nolan Ryan, Greg Louganis, Jay…

Tennessee in Congress: 1939

Tennessee in Congress: 1939

By Ray Hill   Tennessee has been quite fortunate in oftentimes having an excellent Congressional delegation.  The landscape and economic condition of Tennessee would be much different had it not…