Little Pitchers Have Big Ears

By Rosie Moore This title alludes to the ear-shaped handles common on pitchers used for serving liquids. It is also customary to refer to small children who often hear more of what is said than adults realize or desire. Children tell you things that you never knew before. I  recently had a great-grand child tell […]

A look ahead… to the 2015 Tennessee Titans

By Alex Norman The 2015 NFL season is still four and a half months away, but that shouldn’t stop us from making predictions on exactly how the season will go for the Tennessee Titans. And since the NFL has released the entire 2015 schedule, we can now go week by week for what should be […]

Knoxville Focus for April 27, 2015

Community Schools 2: Christenberry Elementary By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com As part of our series on Community Schools, we had the opportunity to visit Christenberry Elementary Community School (CECS) and meet with the Community Schools Site Coordinator Tiffany Davidson earlier this month. This is the second year CECS has been a part of the Community Schools […]

Publisher’s Position: SURVEY SAYS….. ‘RIGGED?’

By Steve Hunley This week has been one of enlightenment in terms of the tactics used by the Broad Academy trainees to obtain what they want and the means they are willing to use to get it. Knox County Schools Superintendent and Broad Academy graduate Dr. Jim McIntyre, in response to a request by Board […]

Public Meeting Held for Northeast County Sector Plan

By David Klein Thursday night the Knox Co. Metropolitan Planning Commission hosted a public forum at the Corryton Senior Center to update citizens on its Northeast County Sector Plan, which was originally put forward in 2003, but has been updated. Bryan Berry, Research Associate with the MPC, made the presentation, which lasted about 20 minutes. […]

Compounding at Fountain City Pharmacy

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Since 1968 Kenton Page has been a familiar face in pharmacy in Fountain City. About three years ago, Page moved The Medicine Shoppe to its current location and just recently changed the name of his pharmacy to Fountain City Pharmacy. Previously, he worked for several years at Stevens Drug Store and […]

April named Parkinson’s Awareness Month

By Dan Andrews On Monday, the two worlds of politics and Parkinson’s combined. Local activist Alan Zimmerman received a proclamation on behalf of Parkinson’s organizations from the Knox County Commission in recognition of Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Before the meeting, he requested that I stand with him as I am open about my battle with Parkinson’s […]

Bulldogs cash in on Oak Ridge mistakes

By Ken Lay Bearden High School baseball coach relishes his team’s chance to play on Farragut’s Throwback day. “It’s always fun to play in this game,” Rice said after his Bulldogs notched a 10-0 five-inning win over Oak Ridge Thursday afternoon at Farragut’s John Heatherly Field. “It’s fun to hear the crack of the [wooden] […]

Fake lake over real creek broken

Pull up a chair…you will need one   By Dan Andrews   The lake at World’s Fair Park is broken. On Tuesday, the head of the Public Building Authority, Mr. Dale Smith, discussed with the board of directors a number of current items that need repair in the park. The most urgent being the need for a […]