Test Time for School Board

For the past year, Knox County Schools administration has been working on a strategic plan for the next five years. Last fall KCS asked the community what was good, bad and what to do next. The superintendent presented the administration’s proposed plan in late June. The superintendent wants the Board to approve the plan at […]

Legal and Public Notices for August 4, 2014

Estate of Kenneth W. Emert Docket Number 75146-1 Notice is hereby given that on the 9th day of July, 2014, letters testamentary in respect of the Estate of Kenneth W. Emert who died May 17, 2014, were issued the undersigned by the Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court of Knox County, Tennessee. All persons, […]

Knoxville Focus for August 4, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus. Daniel looks to make changes if elected By Ken Lay Martin Daniel is looking to make changes and give the government back to the people. He’s a self-proclaimed defender of the Constitution and a champion for small business. Daniel, who is challenging Steve Hall for the 18th District […]

Publisher’s Position: The Superintendent of Oz

By Steve Hunley “There’s some extraordinary learning going on out there!” That has been a constant cry from Knox County superintendent of schools James McIntyre during his tenure in office.  Last week some 12 superintendents issued a press release they would be meeting at Pellissippi State, yet the meeting was abruptly cancelled just a couple […]

Former Titan’s Player Jovan Haye Advocates for Dyslexia

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@gmail.com What do Alexander Graham Bell, Albert Einstein, John Lennon, Muhammad Ali, Steven Spielberg, Henry Winkler, Tom Cruise, Whoopi Goldberg, Walt Disney, Nolan Ryan, Greg Louganis, Jay Leno, and Agatha Christie have in common? They all have dyslexia, but grew up to be very successful. And if you are a NFL football […]

Tennessee in Congress: 1939

By Ray Hill   Tennessee has been quite fortunate in oftentimes having an excellent Congressional delegation.  The landscape and economic condition of Tennessee would be much different had it not been for the ability of some of our Congressional delegation to secure projects for our state and keep them flourishing. 1939 was a difficult year […]

New Central coach simplifies offense, installs ‘stack’ defense

By Steve Williams For most folks, turning 30 years old doesn’t make for the happiest of birthdays. But that wasn’t true for Bryson Rosser. That was the day he was offered the Central High football job. To hear him talk now, that made it one of his happiest birthdays. “I’m in my dream job,” said […]

OUR NEIGHBORHOODS: Lonsdale

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com   LOOPING THROUGH LONSDALE The neighborhood of Lonsdale has been hopping recently. A prime example of the hustle and bustle would be Saturday, July 27, when the neighborhood was alive with activity. On this day, First Calvary Baptist Church celebrated its 111 years of history with a homecoming, the Lonsdale Park […]

Legal and Public Notices for July 28, 2014

Estate of Kenneth W. Emert Docket Number 75146-1 Notice is hereby given that on the 9th day of July, 2014, letters testamentary in respect of the Estate of Kenneth W. Emert who died May 17, 2014, were issued the undersigned by the Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court of Knox County, Tennessee. All persons, […]

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