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Knox County Schools’ Non-renewal Problem

By Sally Absher By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com When the legislature passed a bill in 2011 making it more difficult for Tennessee teachers to get tenure, many people thought this was…

Sunburn

By Joe Rector My grandson Madden came to Knoxville during the Memorial Day weekend. He pulled off his shirt on Friday evening, and his shoulders and arms were fiery. It…

Corryton’s 8-Mile Race

By Ralphine Major It is home to the world-renowned Oakes Daylilies.  It has a post office, library, community center and fire station.  Several churches can be found within its boundaries,…

The Problems with Youth Sports

By Alex Norman Let me start this article by saying that there are a lot of great things about youth sports. It gives kids an opportunity to get some exercise. …

Playing the big boys helps GCA join Knoxville’s title gang

By Steve Williams The season before Mitch Turner got the head baseball coach’s position at Grace Christian Academy, he made a key observation at the TSSAA Class A state tournament…

In God We Trust

By Dr. Jim Ferguson   “Recognition of the Supreme Being is the first, the most basic expression of Americanism. Without God, there could be no American form of government, nor…

Remembering Memorial Day

By Rosie Moore In 1915 a poem written by Moina Michael commemorates the day that everyone remembers as Memorial Day.   We cherish too, the Poppy red That grows on fields…

James B. Frazier, Jr.

James B. Frazier, Jr.

By Ray Hill   James Beriah Frazier, Jr. came from one of Tennessee’s most distinguished families; young Jim was the son and namesake of a former governor and United States…

Standing Tall in Every Phase of Life

By Ralphine Major I thought by not opening my e-mail, it would in some way discard the news I did not want to hear.  But, I opened the message and…

Let’s talk about books

By Rosie Moore “Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops…