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The Chalk Board: May 11, 2015

By Sally Absher This is Why I Teach. (By Farragut Middle School science teacher Mark Taylor. Reprinted by permission)… “I need to share something that happened to me tonight. I…

McIntyre’s Actions Face Scrutiny from BOE, Law Department

By Sally Absher After last week’s board meetings, it is clear that not only was KCS Superintendent Jim McIntyre’s unilateral application for and acceptance of multiple grant awards against the…

Key Pittman of Nevada

Key Pittman of Nevada

By Ray Hill Colorful characters are as much a part of the old West as tumbleweeds.  Key Pittman was certainly a colorful character.  Pittman caused a stir by using his…

Community Schools: Part 3, POND GAP

By Sally Absher Pond Gap is a University-Assisted Community School (UACS), operating in close association with the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences at UTK. It was the first…

The Chalk Board, May 4, 2015

By Sally Absher A Retroactive Vote won’t make it right. After learning that Dr. McIntyre had quietly approved the KCS hiring of Broad Center Resident Christy Hendler under a matching…

Focus on the Law: Hospital Liens

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law State law creates a hospital lien in favor of every person, firm, association, institution or governmental unit operating and maintaining a hospital in the…

Vols Finish Spring Practice

By Alex Norman Five weeks and 15 practices are over, and now the long wait for the 2015 season begins for Tennessee. On Saturday, April 25th, the Vols played their…

A Mother’s Pride and Joy

By Ralphine Major “Her children arise up, and call her blessed” Proverbs 31:28 (KJV) Mother’s Day.  It is one of the most celebrated times of the year.  The role of…

The Story of Mother’s Day

By Rosie Moore The earliest Mother’s Day celebrations can be traced back to the spring celebrations of ancient Greece in honor of Rhea, the Mother of the Gods. During the 1600s, England…

Mother Bird

By Joe Rector In the crook of the gutter at the corner of our deck, a robin worked diligently until she built her nest. Its position kept if out of…