Publisher’s Positions

Publisher’s Positions

By Steve Hunley Who’s Doing the Misleading? Mike Arms, former Chief of Staff to Mayor Mike Ragsdale, was to good government what Colonel Sanders was to the welfare of chickens. Arms has been on a tour of public offices peddling the notion of making the law director’s office an appointed office rather than elected. Arms […]

Lady Bulldogs outlast Farragut 3-1

Lady Bulldogs outlast Farragut 3-1

  By Ken Lay Bearden High School girls soccer coach Ryan Radcliffe felt like he needed to get his team’s attention at halftime Thursday night after a brief downpour came through West Knoxville. “This was the first time this year that we’ve been able to go into the locker room and I gave the girls […]

Fulton puts it all together for 47-7 win over Karns

Fulton puts it all together for 47-7 win over Karns

  By Steve Williams Fulton had two offensive starters unavailable for its Region 3-5A game against Karns Friday night, but the Falcons didn’t slow down at all. In fact, Marcellus Jackson, Fulton’s speedy sophomore running back, picked up the big Falcon flag after the game was over and started running down the track with it […]

Former Lady Admirals star McRady to be honored by Freed-Hardeman

Former Lady Admirals star McRady to be honored by Freed-Hardeman

  By Ken Lay A former Farragut High School basketball standout will be inducted into the Freed-Hardeman University Sports Hall of Fame. Hayley Newby McRady will be honored by FHU on Nov. 14, during the school’s homecoming according to a press release. McRady was a two-time NAIA and two-time Women’s Basketball Coaches Association All-American for […]

The Knoxville Focus for September 14, 2020

The Knoxville Focus for September 14, 2020

9/11 Victims Remembered By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com Knoxville Police Chaplain Pam Neal kicked off Knoxville and Knox County’s 9/11 Memorial Ceremonies Friday with a talk and a prayer. A crowd of about 100 assembled in front of the City-County Building for the event which started at 8:45 a.m., remembering when the first airplane […]

Publisher’s Positions

Publisher’s Positions

By Steve Hunley Bought Jim Haslam’s Book Last Wednesday night, on the way home from the office, I stopped at a Pilot store and bought my personal copy of the book Jim Haslam has written, “Co-Piloting.” The forward, written by Mr. Haslam’s son, former governor Bill Haslam, was awesome. I spent the weekend reading the […]

Pondering Appalachian words

Pondering Appalachian words

By Mike Steely Appalachia is a curious place to many people with its own language of sorts. Being somewhat isolated from the rest of the nation mostly because of topography the region’s dialect developed somewhat unchanged among the Scotch-Irish settlers. You don’t have to travel very far out of Knoxville to hear words that “harking […]

The 1964 Senate Races in Tennessee, VI

The 1964 Senate Races in Tennessee, VI

By Ray Hill The 1964 election in Tennessee centered around the presidential contest between incumbent Lyndon Johnson and Arizona senator Barry Goldwater. It also featured hard fought contests for both of Tennessee’s seats in the United States Senate. Senator Albert Gore, Tennessee’s “Old Gray Fox”, was seeking a third term in the U. S. Senate, […]

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