The Best Legal App Out There

In this day and age there are all kinds of apps.  There are game apps, there are apps for productivity, there are apps that teach you how to speed read, and there are apps that teach you to how to speak other languages.  However, there are not many apps out there for attorneys. One app […]

Getting Ready for Thanksgiving

By Ralphine Major Signs are all around us.  The fall season is gradually disappearing.  Football games and fall festivals are winding down.  Colder temperatures are showing up.  The leaves are reaching their peak, finally turning from summer green to red, orange, and yellow.  By the time this column is printed, daylight savings time will […]

Older is better

By Joe Rector Okay, I’m about to pour out some of my “gray panther” rage. In case you’re unfamiliar with the term, it’s one used to identify us of the older generation. Not all are senior citizens are retired; some gray panthers still are alive and well in today’s workforce. It’s for those folks whom […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson No, this essay is not about how our leaders are failing in their primary duty which is to protect the citizens of the United States. We all know what must be done to prevent terrorism, but there is not the will to do so in Washington. Israel understands that their neighbors […]

Random Thoughts

By Rosie Moore The brilliant array of autumn leaves finally came this autumn but later than usual Why? It depends on the weather. The best weather for brilliant fall foliage is a growing season of ample cool weather and a lot of sunshine. We had a lot of sunshine but no cool weather. Cool weather […]

Vols still have something to play for

By Steve Williams Going into this past weekend’s homecoming game against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles, Tennessee’s football team was 3-5 and looking for its first win since defeating UMass 17-13 on Sept. 23. Despite four straight SEC losses, the Vols hadn’t quit and were still hoping to earn a bowl bid, which requires six […]

Four Important Things Everyone Should Know about Lung Cancer Screening during Lung Cancer Awareness Month

 American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE initiative highlights lifesaving lung cancer screening through ‘Saved By The Scan’ campaign   Lung cancer is the nation’s leading cause of cancer deaths, and every year 4,357 Tennessee residents are diagnosed with the disease. During Lung Cancer Awareness Month, the American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE initiative is highlighting the new […]

The Knoxville Focus for Monday, November 6, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for Monday, November 6, 2017

Dave Wright kicks off his Tennessee legislative race By Mike Steely In an evening that filled the house at the Corryton Senior Center, Commissioner Dave Wright kicked off his campaign for the state legislature. Surrounded by fellow citizens, elected officials and retiring State Representative Harry Brooks, Commissioner Wright seemed to know everyone who attended. […]

Let the Leadership Academy Go

Let the Leadership Academy Go

By Steve Hunley This Wednesday the Knox County Board of Education will vote whether or not to extend the life of the Leadership Academy, the brainchild and refuge of former Superintendent of Schools Jim McIntyre.  McIntyre is paid $180,000 annually for teaching three hours per week and while his salary evidently comes from various sources […]

Leadership at what cost?

Leadership at what cost?

By Anne Primm The Knox County School Board of Education’s End-of-Month Work Session was called to order by Chairwoman Patti Bounds on Monday, October 30, 2017. The first item on the agenda was a review and discussion of the Great Schools Partnership “Best Schools in the South” Campaign. Vice President of Operations at the Great […]

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