Presidential Character

Presidential Character

By Ralphine Major The professor’s timing is perfect!  In the midst of a presidential election, the release of his book entitled “Presidential Character” is sure to spark enthusiasm for our nation’s highest office.  Timothy D. Holder, Knoxville resident and Professor of History at Walters State, talks about the first six presidents of the United States […]

Neighborhood gathering a success

Neighborhood gathering a success

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com More than 450 people turned out for the Neighborhood Awards and Networking Luncheon at the Knoxville Convention Center recently. The annual event featured exhibits from various city and county agencies, companies, and the presentation of the Diana Conn Good Neighbor of the Year Award. David Gillette of Mechanicsville received the Good […]

Amendment Puts Adequate Public School Funding at Risk

By Sally Absher When Tennessee legislators last took their Oath of Office, they solemnly swore that “I will faithfully support the Constitution of this State and of the United States, and I do solemnly affirm that as a member of this General Assembly… I will not propose or assent to any bill, vote, or resolution, […]

The Chalk Board for March 7, 2016

By Sally Absher Knox County TNReady Testing Underway… Finally. KCS Director of Schools Jim McIntyre announced at last Monday’s Board workshop meeting that 44 of KCS schools had received the paper tests as of Friday February 26, and the remaining schools in the county received their tests on Monday February 29. The first day of […]

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By Joe Rector Not too long ago, I read a Facebook post by Kim Morton. She was a student of mine back when I was young. She and her family are leaving the house her mother called home for 40 years. I’ll steal just a few words from her post to let you get a […]

Caesar

By Dr. Jim Ferguson By the time you read this the die will be cast. Tennesseans in record numbers had a chance to voice their opinion in perhaps the most important election in decades. It’s not over on the Republican side, but it’s just a formality for the Democrat’s choice of standard bearer. Actually, Bernie […]

Will Peyton Keep Playing?

By Alex Norman   Let’s put aside the allegations of HGH use by Al Jazeera. Let’s forget about the disputed details of an incident from 1996 in the Tennessee training room. Let’s just talk about football, and whether or not Peyton Manning will be on an NFL roster this fall. Yes, an article about the […]

Tennessee among several schools to offer former Carter standout

By Steve Williams I put in a phone call to the University of Tennessee men’s basketball office shortly after Rick Barnes was named the Vols’ new head coach last year and left him a message about Jordan Bowden, who had just finished an outstanding high school career on the hardwood at Carter. My message was […]

Well… Money Can’t Buy Everything

Well… Money Can’t Buy Everything

By Steve Hunley The people of Knoxville and Knox County deserve a big pat on the back for coming out and voting last Tuesday.  If anybody doubts the power of voting, last week’s election should dispel a lot of preconceived notions; if anybody doubts the ability of the people to overcome a deluge of cash […]

Charles Evans Hughes

Charles Evans Hughes

By Ray Hill Charles Evans Hughes achieved just about every high office that could come to one man save one: the presidency, and he came mighty close to achieving that as well.  Judge Learned Hand once paid tribute to both Hughes and his son, Charles Evan Hughes, Jr., saying, the elder Hughes was the greatest […]

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