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 […]

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 […]