Where is the Recode Map?

Where is the Recode Map?

By Steve Hunley The Knoxville Focus received phone calls and emails on last week’s Publisher’s Position “Too Many Recode Missteps.” Of interest was a question about the missing zoning map for Recode. For many months the text of Recode has been discussed and amended by the city council but the Knoxville-Knox County Planning commission has […]

Crump Goes To Congress, V

Crump Goes To Congress, V

By Ray Hill After Congress had adjourned in 1933, Edward Hull Crump, congressman from Tennessee’s Tenth District, took his wife on a three-month tour of Europe. The Crumps returned on September 26, 1933 and the Congressman stopped off in his Washington office to clear off his desk. Crump had a talk with James A. Farley, […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson Memories are strange things. My wife Becky can recall the relationships of friends and family down to a third cousin once removed. And I can recall the Hebrew kings of the Bible and the history of Ancient Greece and Rome. Arguably, this may be somewhat of a “man thing” because women […]

Too Many Recode Missteps?

By Steve Hunley Knoxville City Council members and the mayor all take an oath of office to obey the City of Knoxville Charter. In regard to Recode Knoxville, have they faithfully acted within the city charter? Many citizens feel they have not. The reason for the lack of trust is the many missteps from the […]

Watching the US Men’s National Team in Nashville

By Alex Norman It’s the beginning of July. Hockey and basketball are done. Baseball is in the middle of their annual brutal march to late October. Football camps don’t open for a few more weeks. Thank goodness for soccer. The other day I was trying to find a way to pass the time when I […]

Cedars of Lebanon State Park is welcoming

By Mike Steely If you’re headed to Nashville or beyond and looking for a cabin or camping area then you will find Cedars of Lebanon State Park welcoming, friendly and different. Located just a few miles south of Interstate 40 off the second Lebanon exit, the park has three large camping areas with good sized […]

Summer Boo-boos

By Joe Rector A quick swipe of the hand to rid a deck step of water ended with a painful outcome. The stained wood evidently was offended and fought back with a splinter. The darn thing felt like a 2 X 4 as it lodged in the first joint of my thumb. I dug around […]

Old Glory

By Ralphine Major My earliest memories of America’s beautiful symbol was in school classrooms. They were usually mounted on a wall, and every morning we stood and recited the Pledge of Allegiance. I also remember early summer mornings at Vacation Bible School. Everyone lined up outside at the front of the church. Older students would […]

What Are the Laws Regarding Breastfeeding in Tennessee?

By Jedidiah McKeehan When a mom is breastfeeding their child in public, that act is generally considered socially acceptable in this day and age.  It may not be that commonplace, and it may seem a little unusual, but it is legal.  In fact, there are a few laws in Tennessee that specifically speak as to […]

Leftist Hypocrisy Out of Control

Leftist Hypocrisy Out of Control

By Steve Hunley Andy Ngo, a gay Asian-American journalist, was evidently badly beaten by members of Antifa in Portland, Oregon recently.  As Ngo was beaten, Antifa members continued to chant, “No hate!” Ngo recalled he was videoing the march of Antifa members who had gathered to resist “Fascist violence” when he was attacked.  The hypocrisy […]

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