Another Assault on Freedom, Free Speech

Another Assault on Freedom, Free Speech

By Steve Hunley The mainstream media seems ever more comfortable in its refusal to cover increasing assaults on freedom and free speech.  Take the case of Bret Weinstein, a professor of biology at Evergreen State College in Washington State.  Keep in mind, Weinstein is no fire-breathing conservative nor is he a card-carrying Republican.  Quite the […]

Catching up with Senator Briggs

Catching up with Senator Briggs

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com How many things can one person do in a lifetime? How many encounters with history can a person encounter? In the case of State Senator Richard Briggs—retired Army Colonel with wartime duty in the Middle East, cardiothoracic surgeon, family man, former Knox County Commissioner and now Tennessee State Senator— his life […]

Dr. John R. Neal: Tennessee’s Eccentric I

Dr. John R. Neal: Tennessee’s Eccentric I

By Ray Hill Dr. John R. Neal was an American original; an educator, lawyer, state legislator, and perennial candidate for public office.  Neal could have been the blueprint for the absentminded professor.  Dr. Neal is frequently remembered for his many eccentricities, which included paying virtually no attention to his personal appearance, bathing infrequently, if at […]

Koepfer leads Concord Christian to new heights

Koepfer leads Concord Christian to new heights

By Steve Williams Allie Koepfer excelled in volleyball throughout her high school career at Concord Christian. She didn’t waste any time either. As an eighth grader in the fall of 2012 Koepfer helped lead Concord Christian School to the TSSAA Class A state volleyball tournament – the school’s first state tourney berth in any sport. […]

Area camp makes basketball fun for young players

Area camp makes basketball fun for young players

By Ken Lay For 28 summers Mike Hutchens has opened Catholic High School’s gym to young basketball players. Hutchens, the school’s longtime boys basketball coach, and his players make a habit of spreading the game that they love to those who may become the next generation of Irish boys basketball players at the Catholic Boys […]

The Knoxville Focus for May 30, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for May 30, 2017

Vintage Knoxville teams carry on ‘base ball’ legacy By Pete Gawda People in Knoxville have the privilege of seeing how the national pastime of base ball (original spelling) was played back in the 1860s when it was much more of a gentleman’s game. The field behind the Historic Ramsey House serves as the home field […]

Harvard Study Confirms Trump Coverage

Harvard Study Confirms Trump Coverage

By Steve Hunley Since Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States, the news coverage has been relentlessly biased.  If you doubt that, a new study from Harvard University should answer that question definitively.  The study, conducted by Professor Thomas E. Patterson of Harvard’s Kennedy School and the Schorenstein Center on Media, Politics and […]

Gibbs wins 10th softball title

Gibbs wins 10th softball title

By Steve Williams MURFREESBORO – Her team had played so well and hit the ball so hard in beating Powell 6-2 in the winners’ bracket finals Thursday, the hardest thing Gibbs High softball head coach Carol Mitchell had to do was get breakfast plans worked out for the following morning. “The funny part about that […]