Socialists Will Likely Reelect Trump

Socialists Will Likely Reelect Trump

By Steve Hunley The socialist fantasies of leading Democrats contending for the presidency very well may accomplish what many believe to be impossible: the reelection of President Donald Trump.  According to a recent Gallup poll, 47% of Democrats in this country say they identify with the “centrist” wing of the party.  Perry Bacon, Jr. of […]

Getting to know Chris Albrecht

Getting to know Chris Albrecht

  The Knoxville Focus has been interviewing East Tennessee residents who are involved with their neighborhoods, organizations, or the county or city government. You may know them in their capacity as leaders but you probably don’t know their back stories, their families, or their interests. When The Focus asked Robert “Buzz” Buswell, director of Knox […]

Coaches hope players have stayed active during school closing

PHOTO BY LUTHER SIMMONS Bearden High's student section had a lot of fun watching the Bulldogs beat Maryville Feb. 5. The Dog House wasn't jammed pack, but it was nearly full, with an estimated 2,000 fans on hand to watch the rematch of the two Class AAA state powers.

Coaches hope players have stayed active during school closing

  By Steve Williams The closing of Knox County schools last week for “sick days” caused high school basketball games to be rescheduled or cancelled and also halted practice time. From an athletics standpoint, none of those things were good, particularly with post-season tournament time near. “We lost a home game,” said Fulton coach Jody […]

Radical Abortion Bills Disgusting

Radical Abortion Bills Disgusting

By Steve Hunley The radical abortion legislation pushed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, along with the remarks of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, who was supporting similar legislation in his own state, is nothing less than appalling. Governor Northam said on a radio show, in describing the effect of the abortion bill, “So in this […]

Mary Hickman turns 92 with family and friends at Litton’s

Mary Hickman turns 92 with family and friends at Litton’s

  By Rose King Mary Grubb Hickman celebrated her 92nd birthday at a surprise gathering on Saturday, January 26. Thinking she was going for an intimate birthday dinner with long-time friends, state Representative Dave Wright and wife, Pat,  Mary brought her famous Hummingbird Cake to share with her friends after their meal. “Mary is so […]

Tennessee Governors & the Path to the US Senate, IXX

Tennessee Governors & the Path to the US Senate, IXX

By Ray Hill Pulaski Congressman Ross Bass had defeated Governor Frank Clement for the Democratic nomination to succeed the late Senator Estes Kefauver.  Bass faced Republican Howard Baker in the general election.  It was the first time Frank Clement had lost an election and his defeat had been sweeping. Congressman Bass confidently approached the general […]