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Special Education Spotlight: Laci and Elise

Special Education Spotlight: Laci and Elise

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com For this week’s Special Education feature, The Focus spoke with Patti Quinton, the mother of four beautiful girls. Caitlyn, 20, is currently a junior at the…

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 been…

Roots

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Through some curious twist of fate the magazine Southern Living comes to our home addressed to me.  To the best of my knowledge my only subscriptions…

Rosie’s World: Good Luck Food

Well, here I am writing about food again. It came to my mind because of my tradition of eating pork and sauerkraut on New Year’s Day, which is a Pennsylvania tradition.…

Special Education Transportation Costs KCS Nearly $5 Million/Year

By Sally Absher One of the biggest concerns for parents of children with special needs is the issue of inclusion in the least restrictive environment. As taxpayers, we should all…

Focus on the Law: Same Sex Marriage

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law As of the writing of this column on January 9, 2015, it is legal in 36 U.S. states and the District of Columbia for…

It’s loud and clear: UT fans are doing their part

By Steve Williams Tennessee fans. I can’t say they’re the best, because I haven’t been to every collegiate sports venue in the nation and observed the many other fans bases.…

James Winston… to the Tennessee Titans?

By Alex Norman There are two constants in life.  The first I forget.  The second is that the Tennessee Titans will continue to be the most boring team in the…

The Amazing Hen House

The Amazing Hen House

By Ralphine Major It felt like I was stepping back in time as I walked inside.  In a way, I was.  I had only seen Becky once since our high…

KCS Board of Education Wants to Go to the Dance

KCS Board of Education Wants to Go to the Dance

By Sally Absher Cha-ching. That is the sound of the Knox County Schools Board of Education spending more of your tax dollars. At last Monday’s Work Meeting, Dr. McIntyre, in…