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Test Driving My Nerves

By Joe Rector Sometimes in life, the things a person likes the least pop up. It’s then that they have to try to handle the situation as well as possible.…

Focus on the Law: Problems with Drones

PART 1: SAFETY By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Under the old common law (made by court decisions rather than by statutes) doctrine brought to America from England, property law…

Is Your School System Infected by the Broad Academy Virus?

By Sally Absher If you’ve been following the recent antics of the Knox County School administration and Board of Education, you may have heard the term “Broad Academy.” That’s Broad,…

And Then There Were… Six?

By Sally Absher The League of Women Voters (LWV) and Knox County Education Association hosted a candidate forum Thursday August 14 for applicants to the 2nd District Board of Education…

This week belongs to high school football

By Steve Williams It’s a special time of the year. High school football season openers are just days away. I wish I had a nickle for every time I’ve heard…

Publisher’s Position: Shadowy? Not Hardly.

By Steve Hunley Like most people, I love to laugh. Recently, I got one of the better laughs I can remember when a friend of mine forwarded Joe Sullivan’s column…

Senator James E. Murray of Montana

Senator James E. Murray of Montana

By Ray Hill Occasionally, a candidate comes out of nowhere to win an election.  It is not a common occurrence in politics, but it has happened throughout our history.  James…

Quarantine

By Dr. Jim Ferguson It’s been described as the Delhi Belly, the Green Apple Quick Step, Montezuma’s Revenge and other guttural, though no less descriptive, terms.  We’ve all had it…

Super Subs: Mike Graves

By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com Another member of the 1964-65 Gibbs basketball team that played a big part in the success of the team is Mike Graves.  Focus readers may remember…

A welcome end to elections

By Joe Rector By the time this column is printed, the primaries will be finished. I say, “Thank you, Lord!” Like most people, I’m tired of the endless television commercials, recorded…