Compounding at Fountain City Pharmacy

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Since 1968 Kenton Page has been a familiar face in pharmacy in Fountain City. About three years ago, Page moved The Medicine Shoppe to its current location and just recently changed the name of his pharmacy to Fountain City Pharmacy. Previously, he worked for several years at Stevens Drug Store and […]

April named Parkinson’s Awareness Month

By Dan Andrews On Monday, the two worlds of politics and Parkinson’s combined. Local activist Alan Zimmerman received a proclamation on behalf of Parkinson’s organizations from the Knox County Commission in recognition of Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Before the meeting, he requested that I stand with him as I am open about my battle with Parkinson’s […]

Bulldogs cash in on Oak Ridge mistakes

By Ken Lay Bearden High School baseball coach relishes his team’s chance to play on Farragut’s Throwback day. “It’s always fun to play in this game,” Rice said after his Bulldogs notched a 10-0 five-inning win over Oak Ridge Thursday afternoon at Farragut’s John Heatherly Field. “It’s fun to hear the crack of the [wooden] […]

Fake lake over real creek broken

Pull up a chair…you will need one   By Dan Andrews   The lake at World’s Fair Park is broken. On Tuesday, the head of the Public Building Authority, Mr. Dale Smith, discussed with the board of directors a number of current items that need repair in the park. The most urgent being the need for a […]

Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?

By Sally Absher Or a third grader? Find out by taking the new online Tennessee social studies practice test! A KCS teacher  emailed us, “In case you haven’t heard, the newest social studies assessment is ready to inflict its terror on students here in Knox County as well as across the state.” According to the […]

The Chalk Board

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com SPEAK to host two more showings of Documentary “Standardized.” Do you have questions about standardized testing and its impact on your students, our schools, teachers, and community? According to co-chairman Dave Gorman, SPEAK is excited to announce that next week we will have two opportunities for you to see the documentary […]

Community Schools: Part 1

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com One of Knox County’s best kept secrets is the Community Schools program. As the battle between public schools and the corporations that wish to privatize them heats up, this article provides the background and philosophy of the Community Schools Initiative in Knoxville. In coming weeks we will highlight three of the […]

Trains

By Joe Rector Unlike many people, I’ve never moved far from the place where I grew up. Mother gave us a parcel of land behind her house on which to build the house where we live. Since then, 1978, Ball Camp has changed in so many ways. Subdivisions galore fill fields where we played and […]

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