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Publisher’s Position: Terry Hill Best Choice for School Board in District 6

Publisher’s Position: Terry Hill Best Choice for School Board in District 6

By Steve Hunley Voters are already going to the polls and few races are as important as those for the Knox County Board of Education. That is especially true when…

OUR NEIGHBORHOODS: All Things Sevier

OUR NEIGHBORHOODS: All Things Sevier

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Why are Knox County and East Tennessee so “Sevier?” The region can boast  Sevier neighborhoods, Sevierville Highway, the Sevier Homestead, Sevier County, various Sevier Avenues and…

Focus on the Law: Lawsuit Funding

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law It is a sad fact that some lawsuits take many months and even years before they are settled or proceed to trial.  Fortunately, people…

RACE TO THE TOP Part 5: Privatization of Public Schools

By Sally Absher It has been two decades since the first public charter school opened in Minnesota, conceived as a laboratory where innovations could be tested before being introduced into…

Knox County Teachers Race to File Grievances

By Sally Absher In the lazy month of July, when teachers should be relaxing and taking a well-deserved break from thinking about school, a record number of KCS teachers are…

What’s Going On?

By Dr. Jim Ferguson As a baby boomer, the music I identify with is Rock and Roll.  I came of age in the 60s and “my music” was the British…

Lovely Lois Part III

By Ralphine Major I did not know the man who approached us outside the IGA grocery store, but my brother recognized him from their high school days.  Tim, one of…

I Like My Job

By Joe Rector I’m around all makes and models of cars in my job. It’s fun to drive them without having to make a monthly payment or haggle with a…

Vols Look Ahead to 2014 Season

By Alex Norman The best thing about the annual SEC Media Days in Hoover, Alabama is that no team, nor their fans, has had their hearts ripped out yet.  Games…

Butch and Vols can prove the SEC media wrong again

By Steve Williams It seems like Butch Jones’ brick-by-brick rebuilding project is moving at an inch-by-inch pace by the look of the 2014 season forecast and preseason all-conference selections at…