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How we got there

How we got there

By Steve Hunley Superintendent of Schools Jim McIntyre has praise heaped upon him by some of the local news media as well as the usual “good government” types for what…

AutisMatters to Knoxville

AutisMatters to Knoxville

By Sally Absher April is Autism Awareness Month. The Knoxville community is invited to learn more about autism and share in the real-life experiences through the eyes of local autism…

The Irrepressible “Happy” Chandler: A. B. Chandler of Kentucky, Part 2

By Ray Hill With his reform package having passed the state legislature and having eliminated Kentucky’s budget deficit, Albert Benjamin “Happy” Chandler was highly popular in his home state. Elected…

TN Commissioner of Education Visits Knoxville

By Sally Absher By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com Dr. Candice McQueen, who was sworn in as Tennessee’s new Commissioner of Education in January, was in Knoxville last week. She visited Pond…

Why you need a Living Will

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Many of us remember the case of Terri Schiavo, a 26-year-old married woman living in Florida who collapsed on Feb. 25, 1990.  She had…

The Chalk Board, March 30, 2015

By Sally Absher   BEP Funding Lawsuits Officially Begin. Superintendents from Knox, Hamilton, Davidson, and Shelby Counties met with Gov. Haslam last week hoping to avoid a potential inadequate funding…

Voucher Bill Hearings Continue in Legislature

By Sally Absher The General Assembly continued hearings on voucher bills last week. HB1049 (Dunn) (SB0999 by Gardenhire) was in the spotlight as the House Education Planning and Administration committee…

The trees in our lives

By Joe Rector A trip to middle Tennessee showed just how much damage the recent snow and ice storms have caused. The roadsides along Interstate 40 were littered with limbs…

Powell’s Joshua Dobbs ‘right in line’ with UT’s Joshua Dobbs

By Steve Williams It’s not unusual for two people to have the same name, but it is really interesting when that name is Joshua Dobbs. If you’re a University of…

Dave Hart’s Mess to Clean Up

By Alex Norman Recently the only constant in coaching a revenue sport at the University of Tennessee, has been change. Since 2008 Phillip Fulmer, Lane Kiffin, Derek Dooley, and Butch…