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Is Your School System Infected by the Broad Academy Virus?

By Sally Absher If you’ve been following the recent antics of the Knox County School administration and Board of Education, you may have heard the term “Broad Academy.” That’s Broad,…

And Then There Were… Six?

By Sally Absher The League of Women Voters (LWV) and Knox County Education Association hosted a candidate forum Thursday August 14 for applicants to the 2nd District Board of Education…

This week belongs to high school football

By Steve Williams It’s a special time of the year. High school football season openers are just days away. I wish I had a nickle for every time I’ve heard…

Publisher’s Position: Shadowy? Not Hardly.

By Steve Hunley Like most people, I love to laugh. Recently, I got one of the better laughs I can remember when a friend of mine forwarded Joe Sullivan’s column…

Quarantine

By Dr. Jim Ferguson It’s been described as the Delhi Belly, the Green Apple Quick Step, Montezuma’s Revenge and other guttural, though no less descriptive, terms.  We’ve all had it…

Super Subs: Mike Graves

By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com Another member of the 1964-65 Gibbs basketball team that played a big part in the success of the team is Mike Graves.  Focus readers may remember…

A welcome end to elections

By Joe Rector By the time this column is printed, the primaries will be finished. I say, “Thank you, Lord!” Like most people, I’m tired of the endless television commercials, recorded…

A Day in Monroe County

By Mike Steely Monroe County is known for many things. There’s Estes Kefauver’s home and grave, Fort Loudoun, Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, Tellico Blockhouse, Lake Tellico and Hiwassee College.  There’s also…

Carter High quarterback values academics as well as football

By Steve Williams Knoxville already is represented by one quarterback in the Ivy League and may have another one playing in the prestigious conference in the near future. Carter High…

Focus on the Law: Euthanasia of Pets

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law We Americans love our pets.   The Humane Society of the United States estimates that there are more than 160 million dogs and cats in…