Cutting the Cord and the ‘Experts’

Cutting the Cord and the ‘Experts’

By Steve Hunley There is a new phrase to summarize where many Americans find themselves currently in the age of “fake news.”  It’s called “cord cutting”, meaning folks who have cut the cord to cable television and/or land line telephones.  It is also indicative of how many people are cutting the cord to news media […]

Words of inspiration given at city inauguration ceremony

Words of inspiration given at city inauguration ceremony

By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com People are still taking about the invocation given by Rev. Chris Buice at the inauguration of Knoxville’s new mayor, city judge, and city council members December 21. Rev. Buice is senior minister at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church and spoke about tolerance and acceptance to a packed house […]

Foster, two-way star, among All-Knox County’s best

Foster, two-way star, among All-Knox County’s best

By Steve Williams Austin-East quarterback Trey Foster was a Lamar Jackson-type player in Knox County high school football this past season. Like the Baltimore Ravens’ Jackson, the NFL’s top candidate for MVP honors, the Roadrunners’ talented senior excelled as both a runner and passer, piling up yardage and touchdowns. For Foster’s impressive offensive production, he […]

Meet the 2019 Focus Volleyball Team

Meet the 2019 Focus Volleyball Team

  By Ken Lay The 2019 volleyball season was full of excitement as three area teams ended their respective seasons in Murfreesboro at the state championships. Concord Christian and Catholic each made it to the title matches. The Lady Lions (Division II-A) and the Lady Irish both came home with runner-up trophies while TKA made […]

The Knoxville Focus for December 23, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for December 23, 2019

Pension Board may be added to lawsuit By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com Chancery Judge John Weaver quizzed attorney John Owings Thursday morning about the Knox County Retirement and Pension Board entering the lawsuit between Knox County Citizens and Knox County. The suit, which doesn’t include the pension board as a party, is being delayed […]

Angelic Ministries has the Christmas Spirit… Do you?

Angelic Ministries has the Christmas Spirit… Do you?

By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com Tuesdays and Wednesdays are busy days for Angelic Ministries. On those days, every week, people in need come there for food, furniture, linens, kitchen supplies, clothing and personal care items. In the Christmas season the ministry also has gifts, toys for children, bicycles, decorations and will even be giving […]

Tennessee and the League of Nations, II

Tennessee and the League of Nations, II

By Ray Hill Colonel Luke Lea, away in Europe during the First World War, had never gotten along with John Knight Shields when they were colleagues in the United States Senate.  Lea’s newspaper, the Nashville Tennessean sided with Shields’ opponent, Governor Tom Rye in the Democratic primary.  According to Lea’s newspaper, Shields had made several […]