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‘Blackbird Fly’

‘Blackbird Fly’

By Ralphine Major She already fills many roles in her daily life—Christian, wife, mother of two, and hairdresser.  Now, she has added a new title after her name:  published author.…

Friends

By Rosie Moore A dear friend of mine passed away a few days ago. He was not a “boyfriend” but he was a boy and a friend. He was seven years…

Swimming

By Dr. Jim Ferguson   I’ve been thinking about swimming lately. Not because I like to swim because I don’t. Swimming for me is not the fluid or powerful strokes…

Sue Who? Sue You!

By Steve Hunley I’ve always said people think the best tax is one somebody else pays while they derive the benefit. One could use the same logic with several school…

The Irrepressible “Happy” Chandler: A. B. Chandler of Kentucky

The Irrepressible “Happy” Chandler: A. B. Chandler of Kentucky

By Ray Hill Few subjects excite as much commentary as politics and sports and Albert B. Chandler played a big role in both for decades.  Serving as governor, United States…

The Chalk Board

By Sally Absher By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com Knox Teachers travel to Nashville to meet with Legislators. A group of local teachers, including Lauren Hopson, Amy Cate, Linda Holtzclaw, Sherry Morgan,…

The National Opt Out Movement Explained

By Sally Absher Parents and teachers are beginning to recognize the negative impact that high-stakes testing has on education. They see the billions of public tax dollars going to Pearson…

Update on the Death Penalty

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law On March 10, 2015 the Utah legislature passed a bill allowing firing squads to carry out the death penalty in the event of a…

Finding a Winning Tradition

By Joe Rector Folks can get their hackles up over a variety of things. Sometimes it’s the result of an argument with friends. Nothing causes tempers to flare quicker than…

Pollen, Viruses and Nanites

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Spring seems tantalizingly close, even though it’s cold and rainy today.  By this time of the year most of us are sick of winter, and any…