It’s Time For Fans To Stop Being Creepy

By Alex Norman If you are a Tennessee football fan that pays attention to recruiting, the odds are you know about Torrance Gibson. According to 247 Sports, Gibson is a “dual–threat quarterback” that is considered to be the 14th best recruit in the nation, and the number one “athlete” in the Class of 2015. He […]

School Board Passes Budget

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@gmail.com   By Sally Absher sallyabsher@gmail.com The School Board met for their June Work Session and Regular Session meetings last week. It’s too bad that Knox County Schools didn’t get $10 for every time Dr. McIntyre of one of his board members took a jab at County Commission or the Mayor for […]

Karen Carson to Invoke Board Policy BCBI to Censor Teachers?

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@gmail.com Board of Education members and the public in attendance at last Monday’s Work Session meeting expected to breeze through the first eight items of the Board Agenda, with the majority of the meeting devoted to the Emerald Charter School application and the Revised FY 2015 Budget. They were quickly derailed by […]

Focus on the Law: Tennessee’s Jock Tax

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law I thought I was pretty familiar with Tennessee’s Professional Privilege Tax, having paid it every year since its inception in 1992.  When first enacted, it included a laundry list of occupations and professions whose practitioners were obligated to file a return and pay the required flat tax to the […]

Truck will be sold

Truck will be sold @ Wilkerson Diesel & Tire located @ 3742 Hwy 82 West Leland MS 38756. Unit will be sold for towing, recovery, and storage fees. Sale will be on 06/23/2014 at 5:01 PM. If you are the owner or have a claim against this truck, Please contact us at 662-334-7716. International Truck […]

More time requested for PPU audit

More time requested for PPU audit

By Focus Staff Knox County Auditor Andrea Williams presented to the Knox County Audit Committee her findings of Knox County School System (PPU) physical plant upgrade account. The genesis of this audit came from Knox County Commissioner Jeff Ownby who told this reporter today that he received phone calls from constituents that asked him to […]

Publisher’s Position: Board Trying to Stifle Free Speech

Publisher’s Position: Board Trying to Stifle Free Speech

By Steve Hunley For any person who values free speech, recent actions by the Knox County Board of Education are cause for deep concern. Superintendent Jim McIntyre is always braying about “great conversations” and “wonderful dialogues,” but that is for public consumption; the reality is quite different. Board member Karen Carson apparently had an epiphany […]

Edward Hull Crump: The Boss, Part I

Edward Hull Crump: The Boss, Part I

Published March 26, 2012 By Ray Hill The modern history of Memphis is inextricably tied to that of Edward Hull Crump. “Mister” Crump was indisputably a political boss in a region of the country where political bosses did not normally flourish. Political bosses were hardly uncommon in the United States during the heyday of E. […]

Almost in the bag

Almost in the bag

By Dan Andrews andrewsd@knoxfocus.com For Becky Chaffee, a simple idea has become a long and daunting challenge. The idea is to provide affordable, well-crafted musical instrument shaped purses to the general public. This passion project has given her a first-hand view of the complex maze of the entrepreneurial process and also provided an insight into […]