The Knoxville Focus for July 16, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for July 16, 2018

Now Open: Gibbs and Hardin Valley Middle Schools A Triumph of Convictions By Richie Beeler Desire is one thing. Conviction is quite another. When Knox County officials cut the ribbon on the new Gibbs Middle School last Tuesday, it was much more than the dedication of a building. For the Gibbs community it was the […]

Kavanaugh Great Pick for Supreme Court

Kavanaugh Great Pick for Supreme Court

By Steve Hunley President Donald Trump’s selection of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U. S. Supreme Court could hardly be better.  Numerous Democratic senators have already come out in opposition to Kavanaugh’s nomination, which is hardly surprising.  While the left cries about abortion rights or this or that, what it comes down to […]

An extra birthday for Hardy Johnson this year

An extra birthday for Hardy Johnson this year

  By Steve Williams Thanks to his son, Hardy Johnson had a special birthday celebration this year, and since it was his 90th, it was very fitting. Jim Johnson is a deacon at Dante Missionary Baptist and the church, which is located between the Halls and Powell communities, provided its banquet/fellowship room for the occasion […]

Bill Brock of Tennessee, Part Seven

Bill Brock of Tennessee, Part Seven

By Ray Hill Franklin Haney was urged to run for Congress from the Third District when Tennessee Young Democrats adopted a resolution during a convention in Knoxville encouraging him to make the race. The twenty-six year-old Haney was receptive and announced his candidacy for Congress in May. Although young, Haney had worked for U. S., […]

Soon, Chris Hunter can sing ‘I’m in the Army Now’

Soon, Chris Hunter can sing ‘I’m in the Army Now’

  By Steve Williams An exciting new chapter in Chris Hunter’s life is scheduled to begin today. The young man from Knoxville, an Austin-East High graduate who was the school’s male Student-Athlete of the Year, will officially become a cadet in the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. Hunter, a standout on the […]

Randy Boyd’s Double Irish Sweepstakes

Randy Boyd’s Double Irish Sweepstakes

By Steve Hunley Randy Boyd has spent many of his millions of dollars in flooding the airwaves in Tennessee trying to win the GOP nomination for governor. Always describing himself as a “conservative businessman,” Boyd has shown a keen aptitude in reading the polls and cranking out new radio or television ads to try to […]

Bill Brock of Tennessee, Part Five

Bill Brock of Tennessee, Part Five

By Ray Hill Congressmen Bill Brock and Jimmy Quillen, along with their newly elected colleague John Duncan, gave a dinner for Republican legislators after the 1964 election.  Howard Baker attended the dinner and was surprised when the legislators unanimously announced they wanted him to serve as Chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party.  Bill Brock spoke […]

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