Everly Brothers Park moves ahead

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com On the City Council’s agenda for their Tuesday meeting is an item authorizing  Mayor Madeline Rogero to enter into a license agreement with the state that would grant the city the use of TDOT property at Forest Park and Kingston Pike. The little pocket park, on the corner, was once the […]

New Fulton shot putter may get to celebrate another state title

By Steve Williams Jonathan Roth’s first year in the shot put event could be a golden one. The Fulton High senior, who helped lead the Falcons to a state championship in football last fall, has the top mark in the state in Division I Class A-AA, according to Tennessee Runner’s state rankings for high school […]

How to survive as a landlord

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law If you are going to rent residential property, there are many legal issues which may arise.  Here are my suggestions of basic steps to take to reduce common problems faced by landlords.  First, you will need a written rental application.  Make sure that all of the information is accurate […]

Board Discusses FY 2015-2016 Budget

By Sally Absher By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com The Board of Education spent the bulk of last week’s work session discussing Dr. McIntyre’s revised draft General Fund Budget for the 2015-2016 school year. McIntyre explained that since presenting his initial budget last month, “we have been able to make some progress on a couple of outstanding […]

The Chalk Board

By Sally Absher By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com Community Meeting for KCS 2015-2016 Budget TONIGHT. KCS is presenting a Community Forum regarding the fiscal year 2015-16 budget process on Monday, April 6 at 6 p.m. at Amherst Elementary School (5101 Schaad Road). The meeting will be streamed live at knoxschools.org/kcstv and broadcast live on Comcast Channel […]

Punishment I

By Joe Rector I witnessed my daughter’s disciplining of my grandson the other day, and it wasn’t a pretty sight. Oh, I took plenty of corrective measures as far as Lacey and Dallas were concerned, but this was different. For some reason, just being on the sidelines and watching made me anxious and returned that […]

Celebrating Life the Wright Way

By Ralphine Major Walking up the sidewalk to the back door of the house was like stepping into the pages of a farm life magazine.  It was a walk our father had made many times.  So often, he gave the same answer when mother asked where he had been.  “Bill and Georgia’s,” he would say […]

Rick Barnes Takes Over on Rocky Top

By Alex Norman For once, Tennessee gets a break. After recent coaching changes that had the worst possible timing (Lane Kiffin leaves in football, Cuonzo Martin bolts in men’s basketball), the Volunteers wasted little time after firing men’s basketball coach Donnie Tyndall in hiring former Texas coach Rick Barnes. “I just want you to know […]

Barnes gets opportunity to keep winning at Tennessee

By Steve Williams New Tennessee basketball coach Rick Barnes and former Tennessee football coach Phillip Fulmer have something in common. Both won a lot, but not enough to please their bosses in the twilight of distinguished careers. And when their respective athletic directors said it was time to step down after 17 seasons, each walked […]