Blueprints

By Dr. Jim Ferguson My daughter’s adopted home is Portland, Oregon and so I pay special attention to what goes on there. And Portland is again in the news. Portland is like Knoxville in a lot of ways, including being a haven for the homeless. However, Portland is a bigger city than Knoxville and like […]

What will they say?

By Joe Rector I just arrived in Hendersonville, TN, to return my grandson Madden to his home. He’s graced us with his presence for the last three days. During that time, we made whirlwind trips to places where the boy could enjoy himself. Madden is a wonderful boy who was stricken with the same problem […]

Move to the Magnolia State!

  By Ralphine Major His distinguished career path took the East Tennessee native from Corryton to Memphis for education and training in the field of dentistry on his journey to becoming a board certified oral and maxillofacial pathologist.  He taught 13 years at The University of Tennessee and ten years at Oral Roberts University in […]

What Does the Law Say About Having Car Insurance?

By Jedidiah McKeehan Why exactly do we have to have car insurance?  Is it really against the law to drive around without having it? Tennessee Code Annotated (T.C.A.) Title 55, Chapter 12 is titled, “Financial Responsibility,” and discusses what is required. T.C.A. 55-12-102 states that “proof of financial responsibility” means: a policy with a limit […]

The Knoxville Focus for August 7, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for August 7, 2017

Mayor Burchett announces Congress run By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett has been waiting in the wings of the political theatre for Congressman John Duncan Jr. to decide if he will seek re-election. The long-term congressman, who followed his father into that office, announced last week that he will not run again. […]

McMillan Zero Tolerance For Discrimination

McMillan Zero Tolerance For Discrimination

By Steve Hunley   The Knox County Board of Education has been supposedly wrestling with a new policy for disciplining students.  The Board has been urged to adopt “restorative policies”, which focus less on punishment than welcoming those students who commit offenses once deemed appropriate for suspension with open arms and attempting to reason with […]

Old Knoxville High School will be 80 senior apartments

Old Knoxville High School will be 80 senior apartments

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Walking through the hallways of the old Knoxville High School brings back memories for any older person who went to high school anywhere. The large facility at 101 East Fifth Avenue has four buildings and is being converted for senior living. Recently Knox Heritage invited the public to see the progress […]

When Two Congressmen Collide, IV

When Two Congressmen Collide, IV

By Ray Hill Ridley Mitchell, the colorful congressman from Tennessee’s Fourth District, suddenly found himself embroiled in a debate with fellow Representative John J. Cochran of Missouri, an effective and acerbic speaker. The topic was the seemingly unimportant removal of Bedford County in Mitchell’s Congressional district to the jurisdiction of the federal court in Winchester, […]

Gallegos, CAK product, ready to compete on the next level

Gallegos, CAK product, ready to compete on the next level

By Steve Williams Isaac Gallegos said his No. 1 goal this football season is to win the starting job as place-kicker at Tusculum College. “They recruited some talented kickers and I’m looking forward to competing,” said the former Christian Academy of Knoxville player via e-mail last week. Gallegos, who planned to leave this past Saturday […]

Fulmer discusses suicide prevention at KCS in-service session

Fulmer discusses suicide prevention at KCS in-service session

By Ken Lay The halls and classrooms were largely empty at Farragut High School last week but teachers and administrators were there. They were preparing to welcome students back today. But Tuesday afternoon, the teachers addressed a dark issue confronting students in today’s world as they discussed the growing problem of teenage suicide, an issue […]

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