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Super Subs: Lynn Miller

By Ralphine Major “We have already recognized the six seniors who started for Gibbs in 1964-65,” former Eagles Coach Bob Dagley said. “Now, I would like to tell you about…

Enmity

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Americans have trouble understanding the generational hatred that exists in the Middle East.  It is obvious that our leaders are confounded by this enmity as well. …

Time for Another “F” in Truth of Advertising?

By Sally Absher On July 30, Knox County Schools issued a press release pertaining to the district academic achievement results for the 2013-14 school year reported by the Tennessee Department…

Tony Norman Schools Commission on Recent School Board Actions

By Sally Absher After attending the July 2 BOE meeting during which Dr. McIntyre’s appeal of KCS teacher Richard Suttles’ tenure reinstatement was unanimously rejected by the Board, Commissioner Tony…

Focus on the Law: Surviving your day in court

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Whether you are suing someone, being sued or are just a witness in a case, going to court can be a stressful experience.  There…

A Tale of Two Meetings

By Sally Absher One cool summer evening last week, two community meetings were held on opposite sides of town to gather public input on the Draft KCS 2020 Strategic Plan.…

College football must be careful to not abuse autonomy

By Steve Williams We’ve seen a lot of change in collegiate sports, particularly football, over the past 20 years or so. Some of the change has been good. I wish…

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. …

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…

Parturition

By Dr. Jim Ferguson We tend to take the natural processes of life for granted.  I don’t think about breathing or even sleeping very often because they are under the…