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Publisher’s Position: Start Clamoring and Let Your Faith Leap

Publisher’s Position: Start Clamoring and Let Your Faith Leap

By Steve Hunley Mike McMillan, in spite of repeated attacks from the Knoxville News Sentinel, Chamber of Commerce types and the establishment, is the new Chairman of the Knox County…

‘Mr. Speaker:’ Nicholas Longworth of Ohio

‘Mr. Speaker:’ Nicholas Longworth of Ohio

‘By Ray Hill If Nicholas Longworth is remembered at all today, it’s usually because of his marriage to Alice Roosevelt, the tart-tongued daughter of President Theodore Roosevelt.  Alice Roosevelt was…

Bonnie

By Ralphine Major I do not remember why we named her Bonnie, but the name seemed to fit.  Someone gave her to us.  I am not sure why they did…

A nice drive not to take

By Joe Rector The cool weather arrived this week, and before eyes blinked, leaves began coloring and skies turned “fall” blue. The time has arrived to think about taking those…

Area Schools Pilot STEM Scouts After School Program

By Sally Absher It’s not your Daddy’s Boy Scouts program. STEM Scouts is a co-ed after-school program under the Boy Scouts of America that uses hands-on learning to show youth…

Common Core Math Standards Put U.S. Students at Disadvantage

By Sally Absher A new school year is underway, and the resistance to Common Core continues to grow. So do the lies and talking points from the Common Core supporters.…

KCS Board Retreat Speaker Chuck Cagle – Lobbyist Extraordinaire

By Sally Absher Last week The Focus reported on the Knox County Schools Board of Education Retreat. Since then, we have done a little more research. Who is Charles (Chuck)…

Focus on the Law: Surviving Spouse

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law As a general rule, a person writing a will is free to dispose of his or her property as he or she sees fit. …

Publisher’s Position: Kincannon Endorses Sanger; Rowe Working Hard

By Steve Hunley Indya Kincannon resigned her seat on the Knox County Board of Education when her husband accepted a position in Slovenia.  Yet Kincannon is still trying to meddle…

Publisher’s Position: McMillan for Chair

By Steve Hunley Mike McMillan should be the next Chairman of the Knox County Board of Education. People want real change and the other candidate for chairman, Doug  Harris, is…