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Focus on the Law: Giving a Deposition

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law A deposition is a statement given under oath by either a fact witness or an expert witness before trial.  Depositions are usually given in…

School Board Questions Merits of SAT-10 Assessment

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com The Board of Education finished up their first mid-month work meeting of the year last week in what may be a record breaking 5 hours and…

Rust in the pipes

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I like to be a bit unpredictable.  I want my readers to wonder what I’m going to say next.  Will he write about politics or medicine? …

A Trip To Durham

By Rosie Moore In 2013 Durham had a population of 245,475 of which my son and his family are a part of. It is a colorful, creative and entrepreneurial community that continuously earns…

Taking the Trolley

By Mike Steely Sometimes you don’t have to go far to discover something new and interesting. One cool summer morning, I parked at the Knoxville Coliseum garage and walked down…

Super Subs: Steve Wilson (Part II)

By Ralphine Major He is the only player on Bob Dagley’s 1964-65 basketball team at Gibbs I did not get to meet.  Steve Wilson’s untimely death at age 36 in…

Close-game results also will be a tell-tale sign for Butch

By Steve Williams Over his long football coaching career at the University of Tennessee, Phillip Fulmer seemed to have the knack for winning close games. I went back and checked…

Lane Kiffin’s Return to Knoxville

By Alex Norman Admit it… you can’t wait to see what happens at when the Vols and Crimson Tide renew their rivalry on Saturday night at Neyland Stadium. I’m not…

Bad Commercials

By Joe Rector I’m an old television fan who’s spent plenty of time watching programs over the years. Some have become favorites, a fact that seems to doom them to…

Focus on the Law: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Formerly referred to as food stamps, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps low-income families supplement their monthly food budgets to free up more…