Trainor's Meltdown, Monday's School Board Meeting

By Steve Hunley Despite assurances by Superintendent Jim McIntyre and every member of the Knox County Board of Education that they are “listening,” they steamrollered teachers and others who felt it was inappropriate to extend McIntyre’s contract for yet another year.  Tennessee State law allows a Board of Education to extend a superintendent’s contract for […]

The Ugly Christmas Sweater 5K to Feed Hungry this week

After throwing a wildly successful 5k to support Food for Kids for the same minds have come together to throw a 5k with a Christmas twist: The Ugly Christmas Sweater 5k.   In July 156 Runners packed into Bearden Beer Market for the summer’s “Will Run for Food 5k”, and now the same organizations are […]

FOUR NAMED TO AP ALL-SEC TEAM

    KNOXVILLE  –  Four Tennessee football players were named to the Associated Press All-SEC Team Monday.   Junior linebacker A.J. Johnson was named to the First Team while offensive linemen Ja’Wuan James and Antonio Richardson earned second team honors. Michael Palardy was named All-SEC honorable mention punter.   The AP All-SEC honor is the […]

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL TO GIVE AWAY FREE BIKE HELMETS

East Tennessee Children’s Hospital will be giving away free bicycle helmets on Saturday, December 14 from noon until 2 p.m. at Kohl’s, 220 Morrell Road, Knoxville. Children will also be given safety information and participants will be taught how to properly fit a bike helmet.   Kohl’s associates will present Children’s Hospital a check for […]

Publisher's Position: Can you hear me now?

  By Steve Hunley Teachers, parents and students turned out in force at the most recent meeting of the Knox County Board of Education. For months The Knoxville Focus has been telling readers about the ties between Superintendent James McIntyre, the do-nothing Chamber of Commerce and local news media outlets. Evidently, WBIR-TV news reporters had […]

Focus for Monday, December 9

Focus for Monday, December 9

Click here to view the entire Focus online. McIntyre contract under review today By Mike Steely Steelym@knoxfocus.com Knox County teachers and their supporters are not letting up trying to challenge current teaching methods, evaluations, presentations, pay, representation, the central office and, more specifically, Superintendent James McIntyre. The very verbal assault could come to a head […]

Publisher’s Position: Can you hear me now?

Publisher’s Position: Can you hear me now?

By Steve Hunley Teachers, parents and students turned out in force at the most recent meeting of the Knox County Board of Education. For months The Knoxville Focus has been telling readers about the ties between Superintendent James McIntyre, the do-nothing Chamber of Commerce and local news media outlets. Evidently, WBIR-TV news reporters had done […]

POLL: Most Knox Countians Didn’t Know About McIntyre’s Lack of Experience

POLL: Most Knox Countians Didn’t Know About McIntyre’s Lack of Experience

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll posed the question, “Were you aware that Knox County Superintendent of Schools has only one year of classroom teaching experience?” The response was a resounding “no” with more than 72% of respondents saying they had no idea Dr. McIntyre had so little teaching experience. That answer carried […]

Part Eight: Tennessee’s Old Gray Fox Albert Gore

Part Eight: Tennessee’s Old Gray Fox Albert Gore

By Ray Hill Senator Albert Gore was campaigning hard for a fourth term in 1970. Gore had fended off a determined challenge in the Democratic primary from Governor Buford Ellington’s former press secretary, Hudley Crockett. Senator Gore’s opposition to the administration of Republican President Richard Nixon had made him a target in the 1970 elections […]

Webb takes Division II Class A Title

Webb takes Division II Class A Title

By Alex Norman David Meske has been the head coach at Webb School for the past 29 years. On Thursday, December 5th, Meske added to his impressive resume. Webb beat St. George’s Independent School 28-14 to win the Division II Class A championship.  It is the sixth state championship for Meske and the seventh in […]