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Draft 2020 Strategic Plan Presented at BOE Working Session

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@gmail.com The Knox County School Board met for a Work Session on May 27 to discuss the Draft Strategic Plan. Board members Gloria Deathridge, Tom Deakins, Kim…

Teacher’s Resignation Letter Touches Many

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@gmail.com Social Media blew up a little last month when a 20 year veteran Knox County teacher and former Teacher of the Year posted her resignation letter…

Early Education Provides Mold for Outstanding Life (Part VIII): Becoming a Dentist

By Ralphine Major I looked at the still black and white photo and marveled that it even existed.  It was made during a time when pictures were important and rare. …

Veteran’s Ventilation

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’m getting tired of writing, “Here we go again.” However, another scandal has surfaced in the Obama Administration, this time in the Veterans Administration (VA). I…

Tennessee Football is No Life of Riley

By Steve Williams Off-season bad news has stung the University of Tennessee football program once again. Riley Ferguson, red-shirt freshman quarterback who many thought might become the starter in 2014,…

And Then There Were Three: Riley Ferguson to Leave Vols

By Alex Norman For a while it appeared that the unlikely was going to happen… All four of Tennessee’s quarterbacks in 2013 were going to return to the Vols in…

Focus on the Law: Planned Unit Developments

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law A planned unit development (usually referred to as a PUD) is an area of land to be developed under unified control or under a…

Purpose

By Dr. Jim Ferguson In a way I’m envious of my other grandson, Noah. He’s ten years old and is counting the days until school is over for the summer.…

Nothing more than a baby step for young baseball Vols

By Steve Williams Dave Serrano called Tennessee’s qualifying for the Southeastern Conference baseball tournament this season a “huge step” for the program. I call it a baby step for the…

Remembering our Veterans this Memorial Day

By Ralphine Major The holiday marks a time to honor those who have died serving their country.  A brief look back reminds us of veterans we have lost, though none…