Sanctuary From the Law and Reason

Sanctuary From the Law and Reason

By Steve Hunley President Donald Trump’s Justice Department suing the State of California can come as no surprise to any rational person.  A battle has been raging well before Trump’s election in 2016 over immigration policy in this country.  California has for decades brazenly harbored illegal aliens.  Leftist politicians have routinely protected illegal aliens over […]

60 years and counting: Stevens Mortuary

60 years and counting: Stevens Mortuary

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “Service like it used to be” is more than a motto at Stevens Mortuary. As the Stevens family and their dedicated staff celebrate their 60th anniversary this year, they continue to adhere to the values and mission-of service that led Tom and Bernice Stevens to establish the mortuary in the late […]

Texas Liberal: Senator Ralph Yarborough

Texas Liberal: Senator Ralph Yarborough

By Ray Hill While now an apparently Republican “red” state, Texas was once solidly Democratic.  Like Tennessee, Texas has produced some interesting political personalities; Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn, Senator Tom Connally, Governor John Connally (no relation to Tom), Governor Ann Richards, George Bush and not least of all, Lyndon Baines Johnson. Ralph Yarborough […]

Bearden runs past Kingsport to state

Bearden’s Ques Glover (0) attempts a 3-point shot as Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett’s Marae Foreman leaps to defend. Glover scored 19 points to lead the Bulldogs past the Indians in last week’s State Sectional game. With the victory, Bearden earns a second consecutive trip to the Class AAA State Tournament. Photo by Jack Tate.

Bearden runs past Kingsport to state

By Ken Lay Bearden High School’s boys basketball team earned a shot at redemption on Monday, March 5. The Bulldogs now have a chance to take care of some unfinished business when they make a return trip to Murfreesboro for the Class AAA State Tournament. “It feels great to be going back to state,” Bearden […]

Fifth time the charm as GCA nets first state crown

Fifth time the charm as GCA nets first state crown

By Steve Williams Opposites attract, even in basketball. Grace Christian Academy and Webb School matched up five times this season because their different styles of play made them the two best TSSAA Division II-A teams in the state. First-year GCA head coach Brandon Clifford respected how Webb could “grind” on opponents, including his Rams. The […]

When Government Fails An Entire Community

When Government Fails An Entire Community

By Steve Hunley The shootings at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida was terrible enough, but if it is possible, it is worse still due to a complete breakdown in the entire governmental system.  The failures encompass chiefly law enforcement agencies, but there is evidence there was a failure with social services and the […]

Fulton teams up to outscore Alcoa standout and take title

Fulton teams up to outscore Alcoa standout and take title

  By Steve Williams Alcoa’s Dante Harris looked like the best player on David Marsh Court. The talented sophomore guard had 18 points by halftime and the Tornadoes were battering Fulton by nine in the Region 2-AA championship game at Alcoa Thursday night. Inside the Falcons’ dressing room during intermission, junior post Deshaun Page said […]