‘Unfortunate Situation’ But No Ethics Violation

By Sally Absher Last week the Knox County Schools Ethics Committee heard the complaint filed by Adam McKenry, Randy Susong, and Leonard Sams against Bearden High School principal Dr. John Bartlett, BHS Athletic Director Nathan Lynn, KCS Director of Facilities and Construction Doug Dillingham, and KCS Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre. McKenry and Susong were treasurer […]

A history lesson while camping

By Mike Steely All Tennessee State Parks have some connection with our state’s history but Harrison Bay State Park just north of Chattanooga touches that category more than most. The 1,200 acre park on Chickamauga Lake on Highway 58 can claim pre-statehood links through the Cherokee, an early statehood town site, and the Tennessee Valley […]

The Chalk Board for June 13, 2016

By Sally Absher Eight Additional Recipients Receive Read to be Ready Grants for Summer Reading Programs Education Commissioner Candice McQueen and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd announced that, with support from the Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD), the Read to be Ready Summer Grant program will be expanded to reach an […]

I Think of Fathers

By Ralphine Major While mothers are usually considered the ones who nurture our families, I think of fathers as the backbones of our families.  The summer holiday almost midway between Memorial Day and the Fourth of July is the day set aside as Father’s Day to honor our fathers.  They have traditionally been the  breadwinners […]

Bits & Pieces

By Rosie Moore Do you like to cry while reading? Do you like to cry while watching a movie? You can do both when you read or watch “Me Before You.” This story provokes tears that are redemptive, the opposite of gratuitous. It is funny, surprising and heartbreaking. It made me cry–the book–so there’s no […]

Origins

OnPoint Community Credit Union honors local teachers at award ceremony. Pictured from left to right: Emily Ferguson, K-8 Educator of the Year from Winterhaven School; Rob Stuart, President/CEO OnPoint Community Credit Union; Darlyn Chester on behalf of Doug Beardsley, 9-12 Educator of the Year from Reynolds High School

Origins

By Dr. Jim Ferguson How did you become what you are? This may seem an enigmatic question, but it is at the heart of two human yearnings; namely, where did we come from and what is our purpose? Philosophy, and considerations of Creation aside, it is obvious we come from our parents. They in turn […]

Is Kahlil McKenzie ready to take next step?

By Alex Norman   It is cliché, but there is still truth to the old adage that championships are won in football on the front lines.  Tennessee’s defensive line has the potential to be dominant, but right now it isn’t anywhere near full strength.  Key contributors like Derek Barnett, Shy Tuttle and Kyle Phillips missed […]

Legal and Public Notices for June 13, 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 July 10, 2013, executed by JOSEPH A. MITCHELL, MITZY E. MITCHELL, conveying certain real property therein described to GLENN BALLETTO, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s […]

Recent changes in call routing to Knoxville’s 211 service

Recent changes in the way calls are routed via 211, a help line funded by United Way organizations across the region to provide referrals to local community services, may be causing confusion and some frustration for citizens calling into the service from outside Knox County.   The 211 service is administered by the City of […]

The Knoxville Focus for June 13, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for June 13, 2016

Sock Hop helps Museum of Education By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Put on your Blue Suede Shoes or your Poodle Skirt and step back into the 50s and 60s next month as the Knox County Museum of Education relives those times. The Museum wants to take you back to the days when Rock and Roll was […]

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