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Commission moves meeting times

Commission moves meeting times

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com In what was expected to be a close vote, the Knox County Commission voted 8-2 to change its meeting times  from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.…

Publisher’s Position: KCEA Election Important for Future of Teachers

Publisher’s Position: KCEA Election Important for Future of Teachers

By Steve Hunley The Knox County Education Association will soon be having an election to determine who will lead the teachers organization for the next year.  The outcome may not…

Tennessee’s Reform Governor: Austin Peay

Tennessee’s Reform Governor: Austin Peay

By Ray Hill Austin Peay was once one of Tennessee’s more famous governors, hailed as perhaps one of the most talented reformers in the state’s history.  The late governor’s legacy…

RTI2 Benefitting Some Students But Not All

RTI2 Benefitting Some Students But Not All

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com One topic of discussion during the four hour January mid-month Board of Education meeting was the Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI2). We applaud KCS for…

Butler’s poise as Georgia point guard impresses Webb coach

Butler’s poise as Georgia point guard impresses Webb coach

By Steve Williams Marjorie Butler didn’t come away with a win, but she made her former high school coach proud. The Webb School product, who is now the starting point…

Public Notices for January 26, 2015

75 FORECLOSURES NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEEÕS SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated April 30, 2001, executed…

Knoxville Focus for January 26 2015

Knoxville Focus for January 26 2015

Cate enjoys homecoming at Halls Invitational By Ken Lay Alex Cate returned to his high school wrestling home recently. Cate, now the wrestling coach at Seymour High School, brought his…

Publisher’s Position: Don’t Confuse the Voter

Publisher’s Position: Don’t Confuse the Voter

By Steve Hunley In my opinion, one of the most important maxims in business is “don’t confuse your customer.” This maxim is also true for politics. However, in the case…

Georgia’s Wild Man: Eugene Talmadge

Georgia’s Wild Man: Eugene Talmadge

  By Ray Hill For two decades, Eugene “Gene” Talmadge, was a fixture in Georgia politics.  Bold, brash and plain spoken, Gene Talmadge was almost always on the ballot for…

Gray comes home for Halls Invitational

Gray comes home for Halls Invitational

By Ken Lay Wrestling has always been a family affair for Benji Gray and ironically, it was family that sent the 2000 Halls High School graduate to Nashville. Gray, who…