Georgia and Johnny Johnson Celebrate 50 Golden Years!

By Ralphine Major One look at the anniversary invitation unlocked a treasure-trove of memories, taking me back to the time our father’s youngest sister was married. Georgia Major and Johnny Johnson met at C. M. McClung & Company where they both worked.  On April 3, 1965, they were married at Fairview Baptist Church in Corryton.  […]

Rosie’s World

    In Psalms 139: 14 it is noted that David said, “I will praise thee: for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” What beautiful words, but, sad to say, the ending doesn’t always turn out that way. Due to modern technology, I, as […]

Reflections

By Dr. Jim Ferguson   I love rainy spring days, and still whisper the childhood rhyme, “April showers bring May flowers.” Of course if you’re having a picnic or a garden wedding you’d wish for a sunny day, but without rain and water, life as we understand it could not exist. So, I’m glad for […]

Want to coach at Tennessee? Here’s your chance!

By Alex Norman If you spend any time listening to local sports talk radio you know that there are hundreds, maybe thousands of people out there that could do a better job than Butch Jones and members of his coaching staff at Tennessee. We know this because the moment a pass is dropped or a […]

Hart may not be on Serrano’s side in difficult times

By Steve Williams Dave Hart has a problem. But Dave Serrano has a bigger problem. Serrano, in his fourth season as baseball coach at Tennessee, is in danger of seeing his ball club fail to make SEC tournament for the third time. Last year, Serrano’s Vols barely made the post-season field and were eliminated in […]

Publisher’s Position: When Right prevails

By Steve Hunley School Board members deserve credit for approving Gibbs Middle   There’s an old adage many of us learned from our grandparents: “It’s never too late to do the right thing.” Last Monday night at the Knox County Board of Education’s special-called meeting to approve its budget for the next fiscal year, that […]

Focus on the Law: Asset Forfeiture

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Society tries to deter crime by devising a variety of punishments for individuals who commit those crimes.  These range from the assessment of fines and probation to incarceration and even the death penalty.  I want to focus here on one method of attempting to deter criminal acts committed for […]

The Chalk Board ~ April 13, 2015

By Sally Absher BOE Called Meeting TONIGHT to Vote on FY16 Budget. The Knox County Board of Education will hold a called meeting to discuss and vote on the fiscal year 2016 general purpose, capital improvement and school nutrition fund budgets on Monday, April 13 at 5 p.m. in the Boardroom located on the first […]

Much Ado About AVID

By Sally Absher By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com When Dr. McIntyre planned the Community Meeting to discuss his FY 2016 budget, he probably didn’t expect the majority of the questions and comments to revolve around his decision to end AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), a program comprising a mere $280,000 of the massive proposed $440.7 M […]

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