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Much Ado About AVID

By Sally Absher By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com When Dr. McIntyre planned the Community Meeting to discuss his FY 2016 budget, he probably didn’t expect the majority of the questions and…

Community Input on Year Round Education

By Sally Absher Over the past few months, KCS facilitated a series of over 40 school and district-wide meetings to discuss year round education (YRE), or “balanced” calendar. But while…

Punishment II

By Joe Rector Most folks work for a living. It’s time-consuming and demanding each and every day of the work week. Some people also must put in overtime to complete…

Vols Spring Practice Continues

By Alex Norman It was a beautiful day in Knoxville. On Tuesday, March 24th, the sun was shining brightly without a cloud in the sky.  It was the kind of…

Lucky Dave should parlay his popularity into greater fame

By Steve Williams I‘m beginning to think Dave Hart carries a four-leaf clover around in his pocket. It might even be one he picked off the ground in Tuscaloosa years…

Nothing but Net!

By Ralphine Major It was a good while back that she handed me a big brown envelope. I did not realize at first, but it was full of gems from…

Cumberland Gap: Gateway to the War

By Mike Steely With the upcoming remembrance of 150 years since the end of the American Civil War being held in Knoxville a little known fact is the importance of…

Miracles

By Dr. Jim Ferguson   I’ve been thinking about miracles lately. Mr. Webster gives three definitions of miracles. One is secular and the other two describe extraordinary events as the…

A. B. Chandler of Kentucky, Part III

A. B. Chandler of Kentucky, Part III

By Ray Hill Governor Albert B. “Happy” Chandler had badly lost his bid to defeat Senator Alben W. Barkley for the United States Senate in 1938. The death of Kentucky’s…

Two sides of the same coin: Why Gibbs and Hardin Valley both need new middle schools

Two sides of the same coin: Why Gibbs and Hardin Valley both need new middle schools

By Steve Hunley If you build it, they will come. Those words spoken about a baseball park carved out of an Iowa cornfield have recently taken on new relevance in…