Publisher’s Position: McIntyre Leaving

By Steve Hunley The decision by Superintendent of Schools Jim McIntyre to announce his plans to leave office July 8, 2016, contingent upon being given a year of salary, was not necessarily the selfless act some would have us believe.  The plain fact of the matter is McIntyre was about to lose control of the […]

Interested in Disc Golf?

By Mike Steely It’s fun and free and you get exercise in doing it. There are no green fees, no golf carts needed, no expensive equipment and no competition unless you want it. Plus you can wear anything you like and go anytime you want. No, it’s not golf but disc golf. The popular […]

CAK sophomore is known for running but has many talents and interests

By Steve Williams On the way back from North Carolina and her final cross country race of the 2015 season, Rebecca Story and her mother and brother stopped by the Boyd Mountain Christmas tree farm in Waynesville and had a tree cut down to take home. “I later baked oatmeal cookies – baking is my […]

Cold shooting, turnovers doom Lady Hawks

By Ken Lay Late turnovers and cold shooting spelled defeat for the Hardin Valley Academy girls basketball team Thursday night. “We turned the ball over,” Lady Hawks coach Jennifer Galloway said after her team endured a tough fourth quarter in a 47-39 District 4-AAA loss to William Blount at home. “I thought our kids played […]

Legal and Public Notices for January 4, 2015

foreclosure notices     NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated March 16, 2011, executed by BONNIE WILSON, conveying certain real property therein described to JOSEPH B. PITT, JR., as Trustee, as same appears of record in […]

Meal Confusion

By Joe Rector What I’m about to discuss will bring about disagreement. I’m just hoping that none of my comments will upset or anger anyone. The problem is that I’m confused about meals. I never know which one I’m eating. Breakfast isn’t a problem. It is the first meal for most of us. I don’t […]

Peace, Love, and Joy

By Ralphine Major “She understands the true meaning,” I said as I heard her say without hesitation that her family would still have Christmas even if they had no presents. It was Christmas Eve, and the lady in the news had lost her home—a victim of the many deadly tornadoes that hit our nation during […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson “I had just settled my brain for a long winter’s nap,” when the Focus editor informed me that there would be no rest at this year’s end. “The [paper] must go on” she said, and so I must put to paper my Holiday thoughts. I pulled a proverbial rabbit out of […]

Guess what happened in 1916?

By Rosie Moore Well, here we are in the year 2016 already. A hundred years from 1916. How things have changed but also some things didn’t change. Nineteen-sixteen was a leap year. Jack London, an American novelist died this year. He was born in 1876. Emma Goldman was arrested for lecturing on birth control in 1916 […]

Peyton Manning’s Final Fight

By Alex Norman Tennessee fans… Think about how one would script Peyton Manning’s final season. Another NFL MVP award?  A second Super Bowl title?  Those are the type of things that come to mind. Struggling due to a weak arm and a foot injury while losing your starting spot as the Denver Broncos quarterback doesn’t […]

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