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Losing Loved Ones

By Joe Rector Some weeks are rougher than others. The bad ones take a toll on us both physically and emotionally. Sometimes it’s work that causes us ill; at other…

Teacher Frozen Out By KCS Central Office?

By Sally Absher When Dr. McIntyre presented his 2020 Strategic Plan to the Board of Education in May, teachers were especially concerned by one of the details listed under Goal…

Knoxville Focus for July 30, 2014

Knoxville Focus for July 30, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus. Race to the top Part 2: Assessments By Sally Absher sallyabsher@gmail.com When most people think of Race to the Top (RTTT), they think…

Our Neighborhoods: Washington Pike

Our Neighborhoods:  Washington Pike

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Two routes are main arteries to the North Knox County region: one a main highway and one a local byway with a connection to history. One…

Edward Hull Crump: The Boss, Part IV

Edward Hull Crump: The Boss, Part IV

By Ray Hill Edward Hull Crump, in partnership with U. S. Senator Kenneth McKellar, began his domination of Tennessee politics in 1932.  Crump was then a member of Congress, although…

Mershon was a talented Lady Eagle at Berean and Gibbs

Mershon was a talented Lady Eagle at Berean and Gibbs

  By Steve Williams Berean Christian School’s Anna Mershon, taking advantage of the TSSAA’s co-op program, experienced a state softball championship as a sophomore two years ago and almost got…

Survival

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’m not a beach person like the Johnson side of my family.  I identify more with the Psalmist who said, “I look unto the mountains, from…

RACE TO THE TOP. Part 1: Common Core

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@gmail.com Until this year, most people had never heard of “Common Core.” Touted as uniform, higher academic standards in English/Language Arts (ELA) and math across all the…

Focus on the Law: Land Surveys

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Before you purchase land, it is a good idea to have a land survey done. A survey describes what it is you are buying.…

A Salute To Our Patriots

By Ralphine Major It is an annual tradition for the Fourth of July, and it is a much anticipated event.  The Color Guard presents the American flag for the Pledge…