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The NFL’s Darkest Hour

By Alex Norman Domestic violence is a serious problem in this country. According to safehorizon.org, one in four women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime. This is something we…

The Search

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I am not musically gifted, though I fancy that I sing “well” in the shower.  I hum along or sing by ear, not by training.  It’s…

Leaves of Grass

By Rosie Moore I hear the men outside mowing my lawn. They come here three times a month, one with the mower, and one with a weed-whacker. As I watched…

Tennessee Ernie Ford’s Bristol Home

By Mike Steely Aside from Dolly Parton, there may be no better known Tennessean than a Bristol native. Even people who are not country music fans know of “Tennessee Ernie…

First two battles between Sooners and Volunteers were classics

By Steve Williams Although it’s been nearly a half of a century since the two have collided, Oklahoma and Tennessee do share a brief but exciting history in football. The…

Super Subs IV: Mike Graves

By Ralphine Major Mike Graves, who played on Robert Dagley’s ‘64-65 Gibbs basketball team, graduated from Lincoln Memorial University with a degree in Education.  He has worked at Performance Food…

Canning and freezing

By Joe Rector Amy and I moved into our house in December 1978. This year, for the first time, I put out tomato plants. The funny thing is I’m not…

New BOE takes up Policies, Fees, Taxes, and the Emergency Vote

By Sally Absher The Knox County School Board of Education had two back to back meetings last week, with the Sept. 2 Work Session meeting followed by the Sept. 3…

Change Is Coming

By Steve Hunley By Steve Hunley, Publisher publisher@knoxfocus.com The Knox County Board of Education, as expected, deadlocked while attempting to elect a new Chair. Incumbent Chairwoman Lynne Fugate announced she…

Public forum speaker finds problems with 2020 Strategic Plan

By Sally Absher One of the features of BOE meetings is public forum – when any citizen can come and speak for up to 5 minutes about issues that concern…