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The Chalk Board: August 17, 2015

By Sally Absher Fifth District School Board Member Defeated in 14th District House Special Election Board of Education member Karen Carson received 1,742 votes to telecommunications brokerage business owner Jason…

Focus on the Law: Types of Deeds

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Conveying ownership of real property requires a writing. This writing is called a deed.  Deeds are good as between parties without registration;  however, registering…

Opening Day Excitement

By Joe Rector The other morning, Facebook filled with photos of children posing in new clothes and shoes and with the latest back packs and lunch boxes. The official first…

An American Scene

By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com It is a scene right out of rural America—little Abbey and her grandfather riding on a John Deere tractor on a gorgeous summer evening with those…

The bumper stickers of life

By Rosie Moore Rev. Dale E. Marshall is our interim minister at my church until we get a permanent one. One Sunday he mentioned in his sermon “bumper stickers”–I don’t…

Reflections

By Dr. Jim Ferguson   To experience wonderful things you sometimes have to move out of your comfort zone. This can be a willingness to consider the perspectives of others…

Fittingly, 2013 season opener at Gibbs ended under a full moon

By Steve Williams It was a high school football season opener worth recalling. I can’t remember ever seeing a better one, and that’s going back to the mid-1960s. On Aug.…

It’s not good to confuse the voter

It’s not good to confuse the voter

By Steve Hunley By this time, readers of The Knoxville Focus realize you won’t find the voice of the political or business establishment inside these pages.  We have plenty of…

The Colonel: Luke Lea, Part II

The Colonel: Luke Lea, Part II

By Ray Hill Luke Lea had not only survived the intense political wars in Tennessee, but had profited from them. Elected to the United States Senate in 1911, Lea’s alliance…

The Chalk Board: August 10, 2015

By Sally Absher HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, KNOX COUNTY STUDENTS! Best wishes for a successful year!   KCS Named Exemplary School District Last week, Knox County Schools held a…