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Absurdity

By Dr. Jim Ferguson   Nature must indeed be profligate because I’m seeing more animal road-kill lately. I was concerned that my neighbor was intent on road-harvesting when I pulled…

Knoxville Focus for June 22, 2015

Knoxville Focus for June 22, 2015

Tate’s new Middle School to include Aeroponic Gardening By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com While many of Knoxville’s schools incorporate gardens into their learning environment, Tate’s new Middle School is taking that…

Congressman Finis J. Garrett

Congressman Finis J. Garrett

By Ray Hill   For more than two decades, Finis James Garrett represented a West Tennessee district in Congress. Garrett was a talented politician and his rise was meteoric. Winning…

The Chalk Board: June 15, 2015

By Sally Absher Tim and Jim reach budget compromise. Last Monday, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and Knox County Schools Director Jim McIntyre held a joint press conference to present…

Germaphobes

By Joe Rector This world isn’t much like the one I grew up in. Oh, I know technology has made advancements that make our lives much easier. Folks now have…

Tennessee takes its lumps. Again.

By Alex Norman I give up. Seriously.  I give up. From this point forward I refuse to believe that Tennessee’s athletic department will ever be back to normal. Much like…

Tennessee basketball has another dark cloud overhead

By Steve Williams Just what we didn’t need. Another dark cloud over the University of Tennessee men’s basketball program. Allegations of serious academic wrongdoing in the Texas program when new…

A Special Family’s Love, IV

By Ralphine Major It is often said that mothers are the fabric that hold our homes together.  That certainly seems the case in the Julian household.  Not only is Hannah…

Innovations

By Dr. Jim Ferguson “No man is an island, entire of itself; everyman is a piece of the continent, a part of the main… Any man’s death diminishes me…” John…

Congressman Ewin L. Davis

Congressman Ewin L. Davis

By Ray Hill   Someone once said. “Write what should not be forgotten” and ironically, I have forgotten who said it. Ewin Lamar Davis is little remembered today, but during…