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Super Subs IV: Mike Graves

By Ralphine Major Mike Graves, who played on Robert Dagley’s ‘64-65 Gibbs basketball team, graduated from Lincoln Memorial University with a degree in Education.  He has worked at Performance Food…

Canning and freezing

By Joe Rector Amy and I moved into our house in December 1978. This year, for the first time, I put out tomato plants. The funny thing is I’m not…

New BOE takes up Policies, Fees, Taxes, and the Emergency Vote

By Sally Absher The Knox County School Board of Education had two back to back meetings last week, with the Sept. 2 Work Session meeting followed by the Sept. 3…

Change Is Coming

By Steve Hunley By Steve Hunley, Publisher publisher@knoxfocus.com The Knox County Board of Education, as expected, deadlocked while attempting to elect a new Chair. Incumbent Chairwoman Lynne Fugate announced she…

Public forum speaker finds problems with 2020 Strategic Plan

By Sally Absher One of the features of BOE meetings is public forum – when any citizen can come and speak for up to 5 minutes about issues that concern…

BOE Votes to Suspend Rules, Delays Reorganization Vote

By Sally Absher At the end of last Wednesday’s Regular Meeting, the BOE took up the reorganization of the Board.  Eight of nine members were present. (Member-elect Patti Lou Bounds…

Publisher’s Position: Populists Versus Elitists

Publisher’s Position: Populists Versus Elitists

By Steve Hunley I can’t help myself, but I have been thoroughly amused by the uproar about the “side” agreement between the superintendent of schools and the Knox County Board…

New BOE takes up Policies, Fees, Taxes and Emergency Vote

New BOE takes up Policies, Fees, Taxes and Emergency Vote

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@gmail.com The Knox County School Board of Education had two back to back meetings last week, with the Sept. 2 Work Session meeting followed by the Sept.…

What’s the forecast for this winter?

“Poor Richard’s Almanac” will give you a versatile idea on the subject of weather. Started by Benjamin Franklin in 1732, it appeared continuously until 1758. It offered a mixture of…

Head and Heart

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Recently, a patient came to me seeking a miracle; and I didn’t have one.  Desperate people often search for a magic medicine or a cure.  I…