Publisher’s Position: McIntyre Leaving

By Steve Hunley The decision by Superintendent of Schools Jim McIntyre to announce his plans to leave office July 8, 2016, contingent upon being given a year of salary, was not necessarily the selfless act some would have us believe.  The plain fact of the matter is McIntyre was about to lose control of the […]

Meal Confusion

By Joe Rector What I’m about to discuss will bring about disagreement. I’m just hoping that none of my comments will upset or anger anyone. The problem is that I’m confused about meals. I never know which one I’m eating. Breakfast isn’t a problem. It is the first meal for most of us. I don’t […]

Peace, Love, and Joy

By Ralphine Major “She understands the true meaning,” I said as I heard her say without hesitation that her family would still have Christmas even if they had no presents. It was Christmas Eve, and the lady in the news had lost her home—a victim of the many deadly tornadoes that hit our nation during […]

Thankfulness

By Dr. Jim Ferguson “I had just settled my brain for a long winter’s nap,” when the Focus editor informed me that there would be no rest at this year’s end. “The [paper] must go on” she said, and so I must put to paper my Holiday thoughts. I pulled a proverbial rabbit out of […]

Guess what happened in 1916?

By Rosie Moore Well, here we are in the year 2016 already. A hundred years from 1916. How things have changed but also some things didn’t change. Nineteen-sixteen was a leap year. Jack London, an American novelist died this year. He was born in 1876. Emma Goldman was arrested for lecturing on birth control in 1916 […]

Peyton Manning’s Final Fight

By Alex Norman Tennessee fans… Think about how one would script Peyton Manning’s final season. Another NFL MVP award?  A second Super Bowl title?  Those are the type of things that come to mind. Struggling due to a weak arm and a foot injury while losing your starting spot as the Denver Broncos quarterback doesn’t […]

Tennessee basketball team playing with a lot of heart and grit

By Steve Williams The first phase of Rick Barnes’ first season as men’s basketball coach at the University of Tennessee is in the books. The Vols pulled out a 74-69 win over Tennessee State in a Tuesday afternoon game last week in front of a holiday crowd at Thompson-Boling Arena. The victory gave UT a […]

The Knoxville Focus for January 4, 2016

KAT seeking more input with public meetings By Dan Andrews andrewsd@knoxfocus.com Downtown Knoxville has undergone many changes recently. From a new parking garage to new apartment buildings, the need for the trolley service continues to evolve. To adjust to new needs, Knoxville Area Transit recently completed a survey of over 500 riders. KAT is incorporating […]

Publisher’s Position: The Million Dollar Man and Naked Politics

By Steve Hunley I have to apologize for the headline, but the politics involved are certainly naked.  Here lately Karen Carson and Tracie Sanger, both members of the Knox County Board of Education, have been crying “politics” on the part of Law Director Richard “Bud” Armstrong.  The supposed politics is that Bud Armstrong is not […]

Moore drives miles and miles just for the smiles

By Steve Williams Dave Moore’s Christmas vacation is still on the go in January, and he’s enjoying every minute of it. So are many others who have seen Moore driving through Knoxville and the surrounding area in “the Family Truckster,” a station wagon fixed up much like the one Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) drove in […]

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