Pat

  By Ralphine Major I always thought she belonged to Knoxville and Tennessee. Sometimes, I almost forgot that along the way, this local celebrity became a national icon. Pat Head Summitt was the Head Coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols for 38 years. Pat’s life story sounds like something in a movie: a farm girl […]

Secret Life of the Bees

By Rosie Moore No, I am not plagiarizing the entertaining and informative book by Sue Monk Kidd. I do want to know about the secret life of the bees. I have started to add honey to my food regimen in place of sugar and found out seven surprising facts about it. All of these facts […]

Summer wasn’t so grand

By Joe Rector Ah, summer! Is anything comparable to it? Plenty of hot weather comes to the point so that some folks long for the snowy months. Gardens and flowers burst forth in exhibition of our green thumbs. Most of all, the kids are out of school and are overcome with joy about their temporary […]

Will Regulations Render ESSA No Better Than NCLB?

By Sally Absher Last month, U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander welcomed members of the Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) to his Washington D.C. office. KCS Board of Education member Patti Bounds was one of a group of TSBA members in Washington to participate in the National School Boards Association’s Advocacy Institute. He told the TSBA members, […]

Seymour Community Tribute to Veterans

Seymour Community Tribute to Veterans

The 3rd Annual Seymour Community Tribute to Veterans Car Show will be held on Saturday, July 9th at Celebration Church, located at 10402 Chapman Highway, Seymour, Tennessee.  Admission to the public is free and the hours are 10 a.m. till 2 .pm.  Everyone is invited to come enjoy the cars, fun, food, prizes and music.  […]

Buzz Thomas Off To A Good Start

Buzz Thomas Off To A Good Start

By Steve Hunley Interim School Superintendent Buzz Thomas is off to a good start with his letter to the community.  Thomas has hit the right note by clearly indicating he’s cognizant of every stakeholder involved in the school system, which extends beyond teachers, students, and parents.  Buzz Thomas even mentioned the taxpayers, a group Jim […]

Farmers Markets growing in the area

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Farmers Markets growing in the area

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “We’ve got about 30 vendors with everything including local tomatoes, sweet corn, beans, okra, cucumbers, squash, zucchini and berries,” said Jeff Cannon. Cannon and his wife, Virginia, host the Dixie Lee Farmers Market every Saturday morning from May to October in the parking lot of the Renaissance Center at Dixie Lee […]

Thank you, Pat Summitt

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Thank you, Pat Summitt

By Mark Nagi You couldn’t script it if you tried… A girl from a small town in the middle of Tennessee wins more games than any basketball coach in history… But Pat Summitt was so much more than that. Pat was, simply put, one of the most important people in the history of our state, […]