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The Axe Man and Jewel Tea

By Joe Rector Weekends at our house in the 1960’s took on a routine that included work, play, and family. Back then, our parents managed life on a small income…

Scandals continue to pile up in Knox County Schools Central Office

By Sally Absher   When Dr. McIntyre was hired as Superintendent of Knox County Schools back in 2008, he was hailed for his stellar financial management of the Boston Public…

ELL Program Serves Students from 60 Counties, 80 languages

By Sally Absher In September when County Commission was interviewing candidates to temporarily fill Indya Kincannon’s Second District BOE seat, John Fugate said he thought one of the biggest concerns…

Focus on the Law: Introduction to Adoption

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law November is National Adoption Month.  Where can you find a child to adopt? Despite the myth that it is faster and easier to adopt…

KCS Board Pushes to Discontinue SAT-10 Testing for Grades K-2

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com When former elementary librarian Amber Roundtree ran for School Board last spring, one of her campaign promises was that she would reduce the amount of high-stakes…

Publisher’s Position: School Woes and Little Children

Publisher’s Position: School Woes and Little Children

By Steve Hunley Having served on the Knox County Board of Education, I learned a long time ago to watch out when someone was intoning, “It’s all for the children.” …

All In One Lifetime: James F. Byrnes of South Carolina, Part II

All In One Lifetime: James F. Byrnes of South Carolina, Part II

By Ray Hill James F. Byrnes had resigned from the Supreme Court of the United States to accept the responsibility for running much of America’s war effort at the personal…

The Golden Month of October

By Rosie Moore October is the tenth month of the year in the  Julian and Gregorian calendars and has thirty-one days. It retained its name from the Latin word, octo,…

Duty

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Another election cycle and I ask myself will anything change?  I keep hoping that Americans will finally wake up and “get it,” but I don’t allow…

Super Subs: Steve Wilson, Part III

By Ralphine Major “He definitely left a legacy of kindness in this world,” she told me. She is Carly—the daughter of the late Steve Wilson who played for Bob Dagley’s 1964-65…