The Mass Hysteria of the Left

The Mass Hysteria of the Left

By Steve Hunley It seems with every passing day, as well as every news cycle, the leftists in this country are consumed by a new wave of mass hysteria.  The end of the world was nigh when President Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court; abortion and voting rights would come to […]

Jacobs and Haney differ on taxes, immigration

Jacobs and Haney differ on taxes, immigration

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Republican Glenn Jacobs and Democrat Linda Haney agreed on several things during the League of Women Voters candidate forum at Pellissippi State College Friday night. But the forum at the Magnolia Avenue campus also heard some large disagreements from the two people who want to the next Knox County Mayor. […]

Bill Brock of Tennessee, Part Eight

Bill Brock of Tennessee, Part Eight

Buford Ellington had barely taken the oath of office when speculation became rife as to who the next governor of Tennessee might be; Ellington had faced no Republican on the ballot in 1966, but Howard Baker had become the first member of the GOP to be popularly elected to the United States Senate.  Incumbent U. […]

Ligon and Foster are ‘key guys’ in A-E’s plans

Ligon and Foster are ‘key guys’ in A-E’s plans

By Steve Williams The defense is expected to play a bigger role for Austin-East’s football team in 2018. “We’ve got a lot of guys coming back,” said Coach Jeff Phillips last week prior to a trip to Bradley Central for some 7-on-7 competition. “A new quarterback will be starting. Our defense will have to be […]

Early voting totals as of Thursday evening

By Mike Steely “It was an excellent day,” Cliff Rogers Director of the Knox County Election Commission told the Focus Friday morning. Rogers reported that 3,038 voted Thursday. “Any time we see it over 3,000 in early voting is great,” Rogers said. Total early voting so far, including nursing home visitation votes is 15,704 plus […]

Upcoming programs at the Fountain City Library

Every Friday at 10:15 A.M.-Pre-K Story Time/11:00 a.m. Baby Bookworms (July 20, July 27) Every Monday at 5:00 p.m.- Scrabble Group (July 23, July 30) Every Tuesday at 5:00 p.m.- Knoxville Songwriters Group (July 24, 31) July 26 at 6:00 p.m.- Knoxville Writers Guild Youth July 28 at 11:00 a.m.- Stories & Songs with Rachel […]

This Week’s Tennessee Tourism Round Up

Summer is packed with unique festivals like Red, White & Blueberry at Milky Way Farms, the Peach Festival, Grainger County Tomato Festival, Summer Jamz Music Festival, Butcher Board Festival, Music City Brewer’s Fest and the Toast of Jackson. Here are the events going on across Tennessee this week. For a complete list, visit tnvacation.com/calendar. Ongoing […]

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