The Chalk Board for July 18, 2016

By Sally Absher TONIGHT!! Meet and Greet with Susan Horn Bring some friends and join 5th District Knox County Board of Education candidate Susan Horn for dessert Monday, July 18th, from 6:30 – 8:30 at Copperstone Clubhouse, 1345 Copperstone Lane. The event is hosted by Jennie Councill, Alison Dotson, Beth Duncan, Blair Kerr, Melissa Mason, […]

Education Commissioner Announces Changes to Tennessee Assessments

By Sally Absher   Tennessee finalized the contract with Questar for the 2016-17 state assessment last week, and Commissioner Candice McQueen announced “significant changes” to state assessments in response to feedback from educators, parents and students. One of the biggest changes is that overall testing time has been reduced by nearly a third. For students […]

A DVR Life

By Joe Rector Like millions of people in this country, I remember a time before television. When a tv set found its way to our house, it was a boxy, metallic gadget that weighed about as much as a gun safe. Over the years, we’ve witnessed the growth of programming from three channels to thousands […]

Summer’s Moving On!

By Ralphine Major Hot sweltering days, stormy afternoons and fireflies lighting up the summer evenings. We are in the middle of July and what is often called the dog days of summer. Those familiar summer scenes we wait all year long to enjoy will soon be giving way to others. Neatly planted rows of corn, […]

The Blue Line

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I became acquainted with the term “blue line stream” while trying to develop our property in Knox County. The wet weather drainage ditch at the back of our property was deemed a protected waterway by the Knoxville “EPA” acolytes. Mosquitos must be allowed a summertime stagnant water habitat. We are water […]

Our National Anthem, Old Glory and just getting along

By Steve Williams With the United States of America’s birthday, the Fourth of July, not too far behind us, it’s a good time of the year to bring up one of our oldest traditions in sports – the playing of our National Anthem. As you know, for many, many years now, our Anthem has been […]

The Vols are Back… Will They Be Better?

By Alex Norman   Tennessee head coach Butch Jones, and seniors Josh Dobbs, Jalen Reeves-Maybin and Cameron Sutton are in a much different situation today than the one they faced in 2013. Back then they were getting started on the rebuilding process in Knoxville… a first year coach and three freshmen trying to find a […]

The Knoxville Focus for July 18, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for July 18, 2016

Superstop opened during Transit Week By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Knoxville’s newest Superstop opened Thursday as KAT’s system continues to grow and offer updated services. The new sheltered stop is on Kirkwood Street between Magnolia Avenue and Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue near Chilhowee Park. The short street is getting a new concrete roadway, sidewalks, security […]

Does Trump Really Want to Win?

Does Trump Really Want to Win?

By Steve Hunley One question I’ve been asking myself is, “Does Donald Trump really want to win?” If he does want to win, he really needs to focus like a laser beam on the four issues that I believe are most important to the vast majority of Americans: the economy, national security, immigration and trade. […]

Who are Knoxville’s Homeless?

Who are Knoxville’s Homeless?

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The image you may have of the homeless population in Knoxville may not be accurate according to the information available from the Mayor’s Roundtable on Homelessness. The group, created and appointed by Mayor Madeline Rogero, met for its quarterly session last week and heard reports from the Knoxville Homeless Management […]

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