Publisher’s Position: Non-profit Politics

By Steve Hunley If anything in this town epitomizes the establishment, it is Leadership Knoxville.  Ostensibly an organization to indoctrinate those deemed worthy enough to be invited to participate on government, process and politics.  For a few years now, Leadership Knoxville has held a school for candidates. For a mere $50, prospective candidates got lunch […]

The Knoxville Focus for October 5, 2015

Congratulations Mayor Rogero! By Steve Hunley   Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero made history by becoming the first woman to be elected to serve as the city’s chief executive.  In fact, Madeline Rogero was the first woman ever to be elected as mayor of one of Tennessee’s four big cities.  Nashville has just elected their first […]

Publisher’s Position: The Tree of Greed Continues to Grow

By Steve Hunley Some people have some perception of welfare; more often than not we think about some collecting benefits, pumping out children, and not working. There is a debate raging presently just how much our government spends currently on all welfare-related programs. Some people say it is as much as a trillion dollars. Others […]

It’s not good to confuse the voter

By Steve Hunley By this time, readers of The Knoxville Focus realize you won’t find the voice of the political or business establishment inside these pages.  We have plenty of other local media for that.  Yet some folks are mighty slow in realizing the general public is growing more and more restive under the existing […]

‘Holston effect’ well-known to Gibbs community

By Steve Hunley “Leaders” need a history lesson on Gibbs Middle School A recent article in the local daily paper cited concerns raised by “community leaders” over the proposed construction of a middle school in the Gibbs community. Their issues with the proposal stem from a fear that a new school in Gibbs would have […]

Publisher’s Position: SURVEY SAYS….. ‘RIGGED?’

By Steve Hunley This week has been one of enlightenment in terms of the tactics used by the Broad Academy trainees to obtain what they want and the means they are willing to use to get it. Knox County Schools Superintendent and Broad Academy graduate Dr. Jim McIntyre, in response to a request by Board […]

Publisher’s Position: When Right prevails

By Steve Hunley School Board members deserve credit for approving Gibbs Middle   There’s an old adage many of us learned from our grandparents: “It’s never too late to do the right thing.” Last Monday night at the Knox County Board of Education’s special-called meeting to approve its budget for the next fiscal year, that […]