Knox County School Board Selects Bob Thomas as Superintendent

  The Knox County Board of Education has named current Assistant Superintendent of Knox County Schools Bob Thomas as the new superintendent of Knox County Schools. Mr. Thomas, who was selected during a special-called meeting Monday, will take over the reins from Interim Superintendent Buzz Thomas, who has served in the role over the last […]

Knoxville #Help4TNDay Kick off Press Conference featuring Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon Lee

DATE: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 TIME: 2:30 pm (edt) LOCATION: University of Tennessee College of Law Rotunda 1505 W. Cumberland Ave. Knoxville, TN 37996 At the press conference, local leaders will speak about the legal struggles facing East Tennesseans, and what is being done to provide free legal help to those individuals.   They will also […]

A Well Being

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Occasionally, people write and complain that my essays are not always about medical or health issues. They call attention to the heading of section D in the Focus entitled Health & Well Being. When I mentioned this to my wife, she, like others, hadn’t considered the second part of the heading. […]

Tennessee Spring Football: What To Watch For

By Alex Norman Folks, it is ok that you are going through football withdrawl.  I get it.  I’m right there with you. The good news is that this week, football is back! Well, kind of. Tennessee will hold its first of 15 spring practices on Tuesday, March 21st.  Spring football will conclude with the annual […]

There’s always positives in competing, even in defeat

By Steve Williams Nashville Whites Creek head coach Carlton Battle said he knew his team would make the tying shot in the closing seconds of its semifinal game against Knoxville Catholic because the Cobras’ season was on the line. He also said he knew Luke Smith’s last shot was going in. “I wanted to press […]

Easter Recipes

By Rosie Moore Have you ever made Square Deviled Eggs? It’s easy and I’m going to show you how: Ingredients: Cooking spray 12 large eggs 1/3 cup mayo 1 tbs. white vinegar 2 tsp. yellow mustard dash of salt and pepper Paprika and sliced chives, for garnish, optional Preheat oven to 350 deg. Coat an […]

From Memphis to Tulsa

By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com Memphis, Tennessee, became home for the McGinnis family from 1964 to 1977 as Perry continued his career in the field of dentistry.  After practicing general dentistry in Knoxville, Perry spent the next several years as a U.S. Public Health Fellow.  This position allowed post graduate training in Oral Pathology.  As part […]

Less is enough

By Joe Rector Most mornings, I crawl out of bed and walk to my closet. Once the door is opened, I stare at a long line of shirts and several pairs of pants and try to decide which of them I will wear for that day. Sometimes, the process is much like choosing a show […]

The Most Common Types of Parenting Schedules

By Jedidiah McKeehan When individuals who have children get divorced they are required to enter in to a “Parenting Plan.” This plan dictates who gets the children on what dates. This plan stays in place until the children turn 18 or graduate from high school, whichever comes later. The plan will have a day to […]

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