Elementary Memories

By Joe Rector Maybe our memory banks dredge up selective events as we grow older. My work buddy Steve and I were talking the other day and began recalling some of the things that occurred during our years in elementary school. They came flooding back in living color and might have been embellished by the […]

Here a little, there a little

By Rosie Moore With the elections news in the foreground it’s hard to keep one’s mind on things. I missed writing about some subjects last week, concerning February, so I’m going to add them today. I don’t think March will mind.  Because Easter is  being celebrated a little early this year, I’m having a hard […]

The Chalk Board for March 14, 2016

By Sally Absher Nominations Received for KCS Interim Superintendent March 7 was the deadline established by the Board of Education for those interested in being considered for the interim Superintendent position to submit their name, and for those wishing to nominate someone for the position to do so. Seven nominations were received. Last month the […]

Parents Stand Up Against Test Stress

By Sally Absher The testing window for Part One of the TNReady assessment has closed, at least for students in Knox County. The (revised) testing window is officially February 22 – March 18, but with KCS on Spring Break now, Knox County students finished up Part One by March 11. So it was timely that […]

A Life of Memories

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I once read that Billy Graham was sorry he didn’t memorize more Bible verses when he was young, so that he would have them when he was older and failing vision made reading the Bible more difficult. Memorization is not emphasized in education these days. My sixth grade teacher made our […]

Legal and Public Notices for March 14, 2016

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE STATE OF TENNESSEE, KNOX COUNTY WHEREAS, James R. McMurray executed a Deed of Trust to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Village Capital & Investment, LLC, Lender and Netco, Inc., Trustee(s), which was dated November 20, 2012 and recorded on November 30, 2012 in Instrument No. 201211300035202, Knox County, […]

Career Fair: Sevier County Ripley Attractions

Ripley’s Aquarium and Attractions is hosting a Career fair for jobs for their eight Ripley Sevier county attractions. The job fair will be Saturday, March 19  from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.   The 8 Ripley’s Sevier county attractions hiring include: Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Ripley’s Believe It Or […]

The Knoxville Focus for March 14, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for March 14, 2016

E-911 Director Change Possible By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Knoxville-Knox County Director of the E-911 System may be on his way to early retirement. The system’s Personnel Committee met in a called session Wednesday to hear the results of an employee survey and then discussed the various options concerning Director Bob Coker’s employment. Vicki Hatfield, […]

Demolition Derby

Demolition Derby

By Steve Hunley American presidential primary debates have become such a spectacle that I believe is harming the process. The current primary process began two years before people actually started voting. The longer the contest, the greater the expense and candidates must raise hundreds of millions of dollars just to compete in the primaries. By […]