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Focus on the Law: Social Security in 2015

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law The Social Security Administration has announced a 1.7 percent increase in benefits for 2015.  This is to adjust for an increase in the annual…

Board of Education Debates Policies, Surveys, CLASS Complaint

Board of Education Debates Policies, Surveys, CLASS Complaint

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com The early February Board of Education meetings last week got off to a rough start. Veteran BOE member Karen Carson was clearly irritated that newcomer Amber…

Basics

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’ve often wondered if someday I’ll run out of things to write or say.  After all there are only so many body parts to explain, places…

Beaufort is nice in fall and winter

By Mike Steely It’s only 8 hours away, more or less, and it’s a place you’ve seen even if you’ve never been there. Beaufort, S.C., is north of Hilton Head…

I’m Proud of My Daddy

By Joe Rector Church is always a place where memories come flooding. I sit there and recall so many things, from my Mother seated in the second pew and praying…

It is Time to Refuse the Test

By Sally Absher It’s THAT time of the year.  During the month of February, every child from grade 3 to grade 11 is expected to take the online TCAP Writing…

Focus on the Law: Disposition of Human Remains

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law When someone dies who has the right to decide what happens to the body?  A competent adult may determine the disposition of his or…

Don’t Fix it, Repeal It

By Sally Absher No Child Left Behind, that is. Tennessee’s senior senator Lamar Alexander is making quite a name for himself these days on the topic of education. Alexander, the…

Tennessee’s Reform Governor: Austin Peay

Tennessee’s Reform Governor: Austin Peay

By Ray Hill Austin Peay was once one of Tennessee’s more famous governors, hailed as perhaps one of the most talented reformers in the state’s history.  The late governor’s legacy…

It’s Complicated

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Sometimes life seems complicated.  There is even a movie with a similar name.  My concierge medical practice seems complicated at times.  Even though I take care…