Campfield buys another house

  By Mike Steely   In an effort to remove blight, redevelop neighborhoods and provide affordable housing the City of Knoxville offers vacant lots and lots with substandard housing for sale. Individuals, non-profit organizations and businesses can bid on the properties and the Homemaker Program Committee reviews and accepts or rejects the bids.   The […]

BOE Member Amber Rountree weighs in on reauthorization of NCLB

Dr. McIntyre went to Washington D.C. this week to participate in a U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions roundtable discussion on the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Before he left, he invited Board of Education members to share their thoughts and concerns with him. At least one board member, Amber […]

Legal and Public Notices for February 2, 2015

75 FORECLOSURES NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEEÕS SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated July 30, 2009, executed by TERRI LYN NOLAN, conveying certain real property therein described to ASPEN TITLE AND ESCROW, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s […]

Knoxville Focus for February 2, 2105

Leadership of KCEA challenged By Mike Steely A contest for leadership of the Knox County Education Association (KCEA) is underway that could see a more proactive leadership and new officers for the 2,000-member teachers group. The monthly Representative Assembly was held at KCEA headquarters at 2411 East Magnolia last Monday afternoon. KCEA President Tanya […]

Commission moves meeting times

By Mike Steely In what was expected to be a close vote, the Knox County Commission voted 8-2 to change its meeting times  from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The argument for holding Commission Regular Meetings later in the day is that more of the public would be able to attend commission meetings. Commissioners […]

Publisher’s Position: KCEA Election Important for Future of Teachers

By Steve Hunley The Knox County Education Association will soon be having an election to determine who will lead the teachers organization for the next year.  The outcome may not be important to the average citizen, but it could hardly be more important to educators. Tanya Coates is the incumbent and is seeking to win […]

Tennessee’s Reform Governor: Austin Peay

By Ray Hill Austin Peay was once one of Tennessee’s more famous governors, hailed as perhaps one of the most talented reformers in the state’s history.  The late governor’s legacy is hardly confined to the university named for him in his home city of Clarksville. Born on June 1, 1876 in Kentucky, Austin Peay was […]

RTI2 Benefitting Some Students But Not All

By Sally Absher One topic of discussion during the four hour January mid-month Board of Education meeting was the Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI2). We applaud KCS for admitting that the RTI2 universal screener, STAR Renaissance, provides “detailed information on individual students, comprehensive instructional reports for teachers to inform instructional decision making, and […]

Butler’s poise as Georgia point guard impresses Webb coach

By Steve Williams Marjorie Butler didn’t come away with a win, but she made her former high school coach proud. The Webb School product, who is now the starting point guard for the University of Georgia, played from start to finish in the Lady Bulldogs’ 59-51 loss to Tennessee Sunday, Jan. 25, at Thompson-Boling Arena. […]

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