Threats in Schools Are Serious

Threats in Schools Are Serious

By Steve Hunley Recently, there has been a rash of threats in our schools.  It seems like every passing day, someone has threatened to blow up a particular school or there is some other threat of serious violence.  Superintendent Jim McIntyre simply murmurs some vague reference to having “conversations” with parents and students.  My own […]

The Chalk Board for April 25, 2016

The Chalk Board for April 25, 2016

By Sally Absher McIntyre to Head Center for Educational Leadership KCS Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre, who will be stepping down from his $227,256 position in July, has been hired to head the Center for Educational Leadership at the University of Tennessee. He will begin his new job on August 1, with a three year contract […]

Hello Beautiful Boutique opens on Emory Road

Hello Beautiful Boutique opens on Emory Road

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “We carry the best in basic boutique fashion and specialize in brands like Intro, UMGE, Jodifl and Pol,” said Hello Beautiful Boutique’s Haley Arroyo. Haley and her mother Heather opened the new fashion shop at 113 E Emory Road in early April and offer daily specials. The shop is open Monday […]

Lady Hawks work overtime for signature road win

Lady Hawks work overtime for signature road win

By Ken Lay A little overtime netted a historic victory for the Hardin Valley Academy softball team Thursday night at Farragut High School’s Bellamy Field. It took eight innings but the Lady Hawks, who made the Class AAA State Tournament for the first time in 2015, finally picked up a road win over the Lady […]

Mabry-Hazen House to host Tea & Tattle with guest Nina Martyris

On Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 3 p.m., Mabry-Hazen House will host a traditional tea on Mabry’s Hill.   What goes best with tea? A spoonful of gossip, of course. Tea drinking has long been associated with tittle-tattle. And although men drank tea and were not immune from gossip, it was women who have been […]

Knox County Schools, Great Schools Partnership announce Community School expansion

The Knox County Schools and the Great Schools Partnership have announced its community schools initiative is expanding to include two additional schools: New Hopewell Elementary and West View Elementary beginning in the 2016-17 school year. Community Schools are a strategy for aligning community resources for student success, family health and neighborhood safety. Community Schools stay […]

Keep Knoxville Beautiful Celebrates Earth Day at Barnes and Noble

Keep Knoxville Beautiful Celebrates Earth Day at Barnes and Noble

Keep Knoxville Beautiful’s Talking Tree will be at Barnes and Noble on Saturday, April 23 to help celebrate Earth Day. Barnes and Noble is located in the Suburban Shopping Center at 8029 Kingston Pike in Knoxville. The Talking Tree will lead three story times about recycling, litter, and taking care of the environment. After story […]

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