Knox-Blount Greenway underway

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Knox County residents are privileged to be surrounded by neighboring counties with interesting places and friendly people. Our county is the hub of these surrounding neighbors and there are lots of things to do and visit just outside our county lines. Each of these neighbors have special landscapes and scenery and […]

Police use technology to prevent crime

By Dan Andrews In February of 2015, Knoxville Police Chief Rausch implemented a test of a new community crime fighting program study utilizing synthetic dna (selectadna) to help fight property crime in Knoxville. The purpose of the study was to determine if using an advanced anti-theft device in a coordinated effort within certain neighborhoods would […]

A Living Being

By Dr. Jim Ferguson What defines a human being? This is not a rhetorical question. A new hominid was recently discovered in Ethiopia and was said to have lived “alongside” Lucy, the famous hominid ancestor of humans; that is if you ascribe to the theory of evolution rather than the Biblical account of human origins. […]

Almost Autumn

By Ralphine Major It happens this time every year. Long summer days and the blazing hot sun slowly begin to disappear. Football season has started, the Tennessee Valley Fair has already come to Knoxville, and fall festivals are filling the calendar. The signs are in place. Autumn is showing up in East Tennessee! Beautiful fall […]

The Chalk Board, September 21, 2015

By Sally Absher TN Task Force on Student Testing and Assessment Report Last week the TN Department of Education released the Final Report of the Tennessee Task Force on Student Testing and Assessment. The Task Force was established in the spring of 2015 by Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen to “address concerns about the amount […]

The Wisdom of Dads

By Joe Rector I recently changed jobs, but my duties still revolve around moving vehicles. In this new position, my travels are confined to the parking lot of the business. I’ve met some new folks and talked with them about a variety of things. It’s during one of those workdays that I discovered some wise […]

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