RTI2 Comes to KCS High Schools

By Sally Absher   Knox County high school students returned to school this fall to find their schedule has been revised to accommodate something called “RTI2.” This year marks the final phase of the implementation of RTI, the education framework used across the country to identify students’ academic needs early in their educational career. In […]

Working hard to please

By Joe Rector I’ve become a millennial! It happened without my knowing what was happening. My reason for saying this is that I’m changing part time jobs again. After almost a year at Toyota of Knoxville, my body is aching from the walking on concrete all day long. If I could survive that one thing, […]

My Cats

By Rosie Moore Traditionally, historians tend to think ancient Egypt was the site of cat domestication, owing to the clear depictions of house cats in Egyptian paintings about 3600 years ago. However, in 2004, a grave excavated in Cyprus, contained the skeletons, laid close together, of both a human and a cat, estimated to be […]

It’s No. 76 for The Knisleys!

By Ralphine Major They moved from Union County to Knox County in 1912 and joined Fairview Baptist Church in Corryton, Tennessee.  The Knisley family began a long association with the church and community.  Since that time, there have been children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren who have continuously attended Fairview Baptist.  Today, the Knisley family numbers into […]

Probiotics

By Dr. Jim Ferguson For thousands or millions of years – depending on your interpretation of science and scripture – mankind has had a symbiotic relationship with bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract or “gut.” In fact, a depletion or eradication of bacteria with antibiotics often causes disease. An example is “antibiotic colitis” which results from […]

Tee Higgins picks Clemson over Vols

By Alex Norman Most college football coaches love to talk about the importance of recruiting their home state, the whole “put up a wall around the borders” thing… Tennessee head coach Butch Jones has made recruiting the Volunteer state a priority since he arrived in Knoxville in December of 2012.  Getting players like Nashville’s Derek […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of August 15, 2016

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated December 2, 2002, executed by BONNIE K. PARKER, MICHAEL R. PARKER, conveying certain real property therein described to ARNOLD M. WEISS, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the […]

2nd Knoxville Noodle Bowl Festival

The 2nd Knoxville Noodle Bowl Festival will be held on September 14. The Chefs Collaborative event is a family-friendly, casual picnic-style community event to raise funds to send young chefs to educational programming throughout the United States.   The Knoxville Noodle Bowl Festival will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  at the Blue Slip […]

The Knoxville Focus for August 15, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for August 15, 2016

Making a splash in Fountain City By Steve Williams It’s amazing how much life the fountain brings to Fountain City Lake. Turned off for most of the past two years as work has been going on in the lake, the fountain was turned on again a little over a week ago to the delight of […]

He’s Gone, Let’s Move On

He’s Gone, Let’s Move On

By Steve Hunley The ballots in the recent election had barely been counted when the News Sentinel started giving the new Board of Education advice about how to pick the next superintendent.  The Sentinel told the incoming Board members just what to look for in a new superintendent and even rehashed a little history. The […]

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