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EDUCATION INC. – Exposing the Corporate Takeover of Our Schools

By Sally Absher The Knoxville community is invited to attend a FREE screening of the brand new documentary, Education, Inc., at 6 p.m. on Friday August 14. The screening will…

Carson-Newman Couple Dedicated Years to Education

By Ralphine Major “Family—All because two people fell in love!”  The beautiful wall art hangs just above the bay window in their home.  There are traces of family everywhere I…

A sheet of Bounce

By Rosie Moore The Postal Service sent out a message to all letter carriers to put a sheet of Bounce in their uniform pockets to keep yellow-jackets away. Use them…

Day-old bread

By Joe Rector Each day that I sit down at the table to eat, I am thankful for the bounty which God has provided. I realize that too many in…

Vols have been in and out of college football’s national spotlight

By Steve Williams Tennessee football has received plenty of positive recognition on the national scene since the Vols capped off the 2014 season by blasting Iowa in the Tax Slayer…

Weddings and Rituals

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Rituals give structure to life, and while we should not become slaves to our customs, we shouldn’t needlessly discard them. Just as children need boundaries, patterns…

Knoxville Focus for August 10, 2015

Knoxville Focus for August 10, 2015

School Board Defers Non-Renewal Policy, Adopts New Superintendent Evaluation Tool By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com The Knox County Board of Education decided last week to postpone further discussion and action on…

Thunder On the Right AND Left: The Rise of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders

Thunder On the Right AND Left: The Rise of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders

By Steve Hunley Like it or not, the 2016 presidential contest is underway.  The Republicans almost have more candidates than the Duggers have children and have already clashed in the…

The Colonel: Luke Lea, Part One

  By Ray Hill The pages of Tennessee’s history is littered with colorful characters, but the life of Luke Lea is one right out of a novel; handsome, urbane, highly…

The Chalk Board, August 3, 2015

By Sally Absher Emerald Academy Begins Week Two While most Knox County School students begin their final week of summer vacation today, 126 kindergarten and first grade students at Emerald…