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Focus on the Law: Filing Claims in Probate Court

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law What happens when someone who owes you money or has property that belongs to you passes away?  If you have received a notice to…

Achievement School District – Coming to a City Near You

By Sally Absher By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com It is said that as California goes, so goes the nation. What is it with the migration of bad policies from west to…

Knox County School’s Reading Problem, Part 2

By Sally Absher Two weeks ago, The Focus wrote about KCS superintendent Jim McIntyre ending the very successful Reading Recovery® program in Knox County in 2011. We highlighted Mayor Burchett’s…

Isms

By Dr. Jim Ferguson As a grandfather and a writer I know words are important.  My grandson’s use of words is increasing rapidly, and he now expresses his desires in…

Bowl outcome should determine whether or not Butch gets raise

By Steve Williams I’ve heard reports University of Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart will be giving head football coach Butch Jones a contract extension and pay raise this week. From…

‘Christmas time’s a coming’

By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com It was the perfect start to a December day—the sighting of a baby deer in the field outside our barn.  Beauty abounds in nature this time…

Mincemeat Pie anyone?

By Rosie Moore I did not make mincemeat pie this Thanksgiving simply because only I and one or two other people like it and I end up throwing most of it away,…

O Christmas Tree!

By Joe Rector The other evening, Amy sent me to her car to lug in the new Christmas tree for our home. The one we have now is so large…

Focus on the Law

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Social Security disability benefits are only for individuals that are totally disabled.  Partial disability or short-term disability is not covered.  Disability under Social Security…

Lynne Fugate Loses It at School Board Public Forum

By Sally Absher Last Wednesday’s Board of Education meeting was, for the most part, a somber and subdued affair, but things got lively quickly immediately following Public Forum. Former board…