Socialize

FacebookTwitterRSS

Subscribe by Email

Home » Archives by category » Columnist (Page 17)

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…

Worth a Dern

By Dr. Jim Ferguson   You have to be careful what you say around children. Their minds are like sponges, absorbing the world around them, even though at times it…

Knox County 7th Graders Spend TCAP Week in Washington, D.C.

Knox County 7th Graders Spend TCAP Week in Washington, D.C.

By Sally Absher When South Knoxville resident Victoria DeFreese had the opportunity to attend the Computers in Libraries 2015 Conference in Washington DC last week, she jumped at the chance.…

Senator Joseph T. Robinson of Arkansas

Senator Joseph T. Robinson of Arkansas

By Ray Hill   Joseph Taylor Robinson was Majority Leader of the United States Senate during the first one hundred days of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal. Few politicians have…

The Chalk Board: April 27, 2015

By Sally Absher Correction. In last week’s article on the FY16 KCS budget, the Focus noted that Dr. McIntyre defended his unilateral approval of the $27,900 grant contract with The…

Focus on the Law: Disaster Resources

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Earlier this month, President Obama declared 35 East Tennessee counties (including Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Grainger, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, and Sevier) major disasters due to…

A Review of Year Round Education Literature

By Sally Absher Hat tip to KCS parent and Focus reader Ron Raymond, who provided this very thorough review of the literature sources posted on the Knox County Schools (KCS)…

Baby Boot Camp

By Dr. Jim Ferguson My life is certainly different than when I managed a large medical practice and was responsible for thousands of patients. I no longer take care of…

Moments of Peace and Splashes of Joy

By Ralphine Major Her words still echo in my mind.  It was almost Christmas when I first heard them.  As we were leaving church, I saw her.  She took my…

Senior Button

By Joe Rector I stopped for a talk with my neighbor’s son, Tony Nelson, the other day. He’s only a few years younger than I am, and he and his…