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 […]

Most congressional candidates attend Burlington forum

Most congressional candidates attend Burlington forum

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Eight candidates in a field of 14 seeking to replace Congressman John Duncan appeared at the monthly East Knoxville Community forum last week. Each made opening and closing statements and were asked questions submitted by the audience. Community leader Michael Covington hosted the gathering and Hubert Smith presented the questions. Key […]

The Knoxville Focus for July 2, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for July 2, 2018

Will NC-1 solve the Parkridge preservation dilemma? By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com In what seems to be a compromise the Mayor Madeline Rogero and her administration are suggesting a possible solution for the Parkridge neighborhood. The idea of declaring the entire area as a neighborhood conservation zone (NC-1) rather than a historic district (H-1) was presented […]

Separating Children and the Truth

Separating Children and the Truth

 By Steve Hunley Much has been made of separating children from their parents when the parents attempt to enter the United States illegally.  The truth is children are separated from their parents all the time for a variety of reasons.  Children are parted from a parent when Mom or Dad go overseas as part of […]

God’s Place Thrift Store is different

God’s Place Thrift Store is different

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com What makes the God’s Place Thrift Store in South Knoxville different? Aside from having a wide variety to items, from clothing to furniture, God’s Place is an outreach of God’s Place Church. Pastor Tim Macklin  was a drug addict, criminal, and to the point of death from an injury and […]