Another Assault on Freedom, Free Speech

Another Assault on Freedom, Free Speech

By Steve Hunley The mainstream media seems ever more comfortable in its refusal to cover increasing assaults on freedom and free speech.  Take the case of Bret Weinstein, a professor of biology at Evergreen State College in Washington State.  Keep in mind, Weinstein is no fire-breathing conservative nor is he a card-carrying Republican.  Quite the […]

Catching up with Senator Briggs

Catching up with Senator Briggs

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com How many things can one person do in a lifetime? How many encounters with history can a person encounter? In the case of State Senator Richard Briggs—retired Army Colonel with wartime duty in the Middle East, cardiothoracic surgeon, family man, former Knox County Commissioner and now Tennessee State Senator— his life […]

Dr. John R. Neal: Tennessee’s Eccentric I

Dr. John R. Neal: Tennessee’s Eccentric I

By Ray Hill Dr. John R. Neal was an American original; an educator, lawyer, state legislator, and perennial candidate for public office.  Neal could have been the blueprint for the absentminded professor.  Dr. Neal is frequently remembered for his many eccentricities, which included paying virtually no attention to his personal appearance, bathing infrequently, if at […]

Koepfer leads Concord Christian to new heights

Koepfer leads Concord Christian to new heights

By Steve Williams Allie Koepfer excelled in volleyball throughout her high school career at Concord Christian. She didn’t waste any time either. As an eighth grader in the fall of 2012 Koepfer helped lead Concord Christian School to the TSSAA Class A state volleyball tournament – the school’s first state tourney berth in any sport. […]

Area camp makes basketball fun for young players

Area camp makes basketball fun for young players

By Ken Lay For 28 summers Mike Hutchens has opened Catholic High School’s gym to young basketball players. Hutchens, the school’s longtime boys basketball coach, and his players make a habit of spreading the game that they love to those who may become the next generation of Irish boys basketball players at the Catholic Boys […]

Repaired Inskip Pool slated to open Saturday

Inskip Pool – the City’s largest outdoor pool, located at 4204 Bruhin Road – will open this Saturday, June 3, after repairs that prevented the pool from being opened over Memorial Day weekend.   The City opened Ed Cothren Pool, 1737 Reynolds Street, last Saturday, May 27.   Both pools are open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. […]

Boy Scout 55 Car Show Saturday

Boy Scout Troop 55 is having their second annual Car Show on Saturday, June 3 at Virginia College, 5003 N Broadway, in Fountain City. It will be from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.   All the money that is raised will go to Troop #55 to buy awards, help with camp expenses.  A total of […]

“RISE ABOVE: Redtail” exhibition soars into Oak Ridge

Commemorative Air Force project celebrating Tuskeegee Airmen appears as part of Secret City Festival’s “Celebrate Our Heroes” weekend   Oak Ridge, TN – The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, brings their RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit to Oak Ridge this week as part of the Secret City Festival’s “Celebrate […]

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