Democrats’ Iowa Debacle

Democrats’ Iowa Debacle

By Steve Hunley National Democrats went to Iowa, spent $50 million and fall down and go boom!  And for those of you who quibble with my use of the word “debacle”, I’ll have you know that was precisely how one commentator on NPR – – – National Progressive Radio – – – termed what occurred […]

Harold Wimberly, Jr.

Harold Wimberly, Jr.

By Steve Hunley Harold Wimberly, Jr. was a truly unique man, a treasured friend to those lucky enough to have earned his friendship.  Harold Wimberly was a jurist who occupied a bench in Knox County for forty years.  That alone is quite a feat yet there was so much more to Harold Wimberly, Jr. I […]

I Guess You Can’t Please Everybody

I Guess You Can’t Please Everybody

By Steve Hunley The old adage “You can’t please everybody” is probably more apt than ever.  In a perfect world, Mike McMillan would be running for reelection to the Knox County Board of Education without opposition.  Instead, he has a couple of opponents in the forthcoming primary. Whatever the standard for electing someone to the […]

Cutting the Cord and the ‘Experts’

Cutting the Cord and the ‘Experts’

By Steve Hunley There is a new phrase to summarize where many Americans find themselves currently in the age of “fake news.”  It’s called “cord cutting”, meaning folks who have cut the cord to cable television and/or land line telephones.  It is also indicative of how many people are cutting the cord to news media […]

Are we headed for a charter crisis in Knox County?

By Steve Hunley, Publisher publisher@knoxfocus.com This past Wednesday, December 4, the Knox County School Board held their workshop meeting and discussed moving the Central Office of Knox County Schools from the Andrew Johnson building to the vacant east TVA Tower. This is an idea that first started in 2004 with then Knox County Mayor Mike […]

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