Foundations

By Dr. Jim Ferguson “If everyone is thinking alike, someone isn’t thinking.” General George Patton One wonders if the General wasn’t prophetic.  Apparently, the Major News Media, Attorney General Eric Holder, Hilary Clinton and President Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, as well as the head of the IRS, his predecessor, supervisors and staff of […]

Love of Country

By Ralphine Major He became a graduate of Gibbs High School—eventually.  Our father and others in his class had their education interrupted when they were drafted into the Army during the early 1940s.  At that time, the school had only been in existence about 30 years.  This year, Gibbs marks its 100th Anniversary. Ralph O. […]

And your old men will dream dreams

By Joe Rector Last week was Pentecost Sunday. It’s that celebration for when the Holy Spirit descended upon the disciples and they spoke in the languages of all who were gathered. It’s also recognized as the birth of the church. During that time Peter addressed the crowd that accused the disciples of being drunk. In […]

Focus on the Law: Whistleblowing

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law According thefreedictionary.com,  a “whistleblower is one who reveals wrongdoing within an organization to the public or to those in positions of authority.”  Insider access and knowledge from employees have been essential tools in uncovering wrongdoing by both private organizations as well as by  government.   Whistleblowers are often witnesses in […]

I’m back

By Rosie Moore If you are a movie buff (like I am) you probably saw the movie “Baby Boom.” Diane Keaton is fired from a high-paying job because she acquired a “nanny” job accidently. She moves to New England and starts her own business that becomes so successful her old company wants to take it […]

Knoxville Focus for Tuesday, May 28

Knoxville Focus for Tuesday, May 28

Click here to view this week’s Focus. A Woman’s War By Tasha Mahurin tasha@knoxfocus.com It’s two o’clock on a Wednesday afternoon, and the weather report calls for hail and damaging winds. As 92-year-old Geraldine Kelley walks slowly but effortlessly through the doors of the Powell Library, carrying car keys and a shoulder bag full of […]

Knox Countians Not Keen On President Obama

Knox Countians Not Keen On President Obama

By Focus staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked likely voters the question, “At this time, do you approve or disapprove of the job performance of President Obama?” Almost 64% of respondents disapprove of the President’s job performance. President Obama scored well inside the First District.  Almost 67% of voters in the First District approve […]