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 […]

Emerald Force women drop home finale 5-1

Emerald Force women drop home finale 5-1

By Ken Lay The 2018 season has been tough for the Emerald Force women’s soccer team. The team closed out the home portion of its regular-season schedule with a 5-1 Women’s Premier Soccer League loss to Chattanooga FC Thursday night at the Sansom Family Sports Complex’s H.T. Hackney Field. “This was really a tough one […]

The Knoxville Focus for June 25, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for June 25, 2018

Mayor Rogero names Eve Thomas new chief of police By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Twenty-five-year police veteran Eve Thomas officially became the new Knoxville Police Chief last week. Mayor Madeline Rogero named Deputy Chief Thomas to the post in a well-attended announcement Thursday in the City-County Building’s main auditorium. Thomas and outgoing Chief David Rausch joined […]

The Inspector General’s Report

The Inspector General’s Report

 By Steve Hunley   Lady Justice is one of the more important symbols Americans have in this country and, in my opinion, one of the most ingeniously designed.  The blindfold worn by Lady Justice is for objectivity, meting out justice without favor or fear; the scales she holds is to indicate balance or fairness and […]

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