"Finding Bigfoot": amusing anecdotes

Last night, “Finding Bigfoot” aired on Animal Planet. Journalists and media relations people were calling and tweeting each other behind the scenes.  My two favorite quotes of the night of the night.  “Dan, I just saw you on Finding Bigfoot.” My response, in a sarcastic tone, “Great, I haven’t been this famous for a bad […]

KHS Parent Night for for Rising 9th Graders

On Tuesday, Feb. 26, Karns High School will be having a Parent Night for parents of current 8th graders who are zoned for Karns High School. This is a great opportunity to meet staff, learn about sports and clubs, and get an overview of what the Freshman experience is like at Karns High. The time is scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m. […]

Publisher’s Position: Tweedledumb and Tweedledumber

By Steve Hunley The Knoxville News-Sentinel has just released a new poll sponsored by its political partner, the local Chamber of Commerce.  Not surprisingly, this poll claims that after polling 900 registered voters, that a majority would gladly pay more taxes if it all went to education.  Bull. When The Focus started a weekly poll, […]

Rhuematism

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I get as frustrated as anyone else when I hear that our government has given some researcher precious resources to study the mating preferences of fruit flies or build robot squirrels; I didn’t make these up.  And there are hundreds of even more wasteful programs.  For the last three years Senator […]

Gerald Riggs Jr.’s mindset

By Alex Norman Former Vols running back Gerald Riggs Jr. is preparing for another season in professional football. This winter he’s been working out with former Vols strength and conditioning coach Johnny Long. Riggs has also been seen honing his craft at the University of Tennessee football complex. When you examine what Riggs has dealt […]