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Give thanks for little things

By Rosie Moore Some of the things I’m thankful for may seem weird to a few of my readers but bear with me. Perhaps you may have a similar reason to…

KCS Board Discusses Year Round School

The main item on the agenda for the Board’s November mid-month meeting last week was a preliminary discussion of the school system moving to a year-round schedule, which is now…

Carrying handguns

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Article I, Section 26 of the Tennessee Constitution provides:  “That the citizens of this State have a right to keep and bear arms for…

Update on KCS Audits, Special Investigations

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com At last week’s mid-month Board of Education work session, Dr. McIntyre updated the board on the situation regarding KCS food services and accounts payable departments that…

‘Mr. Speaker:’ John McCormack of Massachusetts

‘Mr. Speaker:’ John McCormack of Massachusetts

By Ray Hill   “I have no hesitancy in insisting that Government in an emergency do everything that can reasonably be done to relieve human suffering and distress.” That was…

Focus on the Law: Amendment Two Recap

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law The results from the November 4, 2104 election are still unofficial but preliminary results on Amendment 2 show 831,549 votes statewide in favor of…

Stewardship

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I always wonder where my essay of the week will come from. When I had a traditional medical practice, patients frequently prompted a storyline. I see…

Finding Food Funds in Ft. Lauderdale

By Joe Rector Yes, like so many others, I’m going to jump on Fort Lauderdale, as well as other cities, that have passed ordinances that forbid the feeding of homeless…

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…