The Knoxville Focus for January 24, 2022

The Knoxville Focus for January 24, 2022

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies installs germicidal UV air purification system Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies announced last week the completion of the installation of a germicidal UV air purification and disinfectant system throughout the Aquarium’s heating and cooling units. The system purifies indoor air, killing bacteria, fungi, and viruses like COVID-19 with UV technology […]

Publisher’s Positions

Publisher’s Positions

By Steve Hunley Democrat Candidate Has A Lot To Learn The quality of those candidates running for county-wide office as Democrats is astonishing.  It is hard to imagine they could possibly be any worse.  Take the example of Dylan Earley, who is running for Knox County Commissioner-at-Large against incumbent Larsen Jay.  Earley appears to be […]

Gibbs and Halls wrestlers on a collision course

Gibbs and Halls wrestlers on a collision course

  By Steve Williams Gibbs and Halls appear to be headed for a showdown on the high school wrestling scene. The Eagles and Red Devils are ranked No. 6 and No. 8, respectively, in the latest Class A state coaches’ poll and favored to meet in the finals of the Region 2 duals tournament Tuesday […]

‘New’ Catholic coach shooting for March Madness

‘New’ Catholic coach shooting for March Madness

By Steve Williams The athlete inside of Luke Smith is still full of hopes and dreams, particularly when it comes to basketball. The former Knoxville Catholic High standout is in the middle of his last college season playing for the Belmont Bruins as a graduate student. Four months or so from now, Smith will be […]

Why Wokeness in Corporate America?

Why Wokeness in Corporate America?

By Dr. Harold A. Black blackh@knoxfocus.com haroldblackphd.com   The left is more adept than the right at getting its way with corporate America. Witness the spate of “wokeness” at the largest corporations and the kowtowing to threats by the left. Many large Georgia firms condemned the changes in the state’s voting law after being threatened […]

Changes

Changes

Conservatives believe that liberals are people with bad ideas. Liberals believe that conservatives are bad people with ideas. Dan Bongino By Dr. Jim Ferguson We just returned from visiting my daughter in Portland, Oregon, her husband and my granddaughters, the Portland cute-ones. If you see me somewhere, ask me to show you pictures of my […]

‘King of the Volunteers’

‘King of the Volunteers’

By Tom Mattingly Bernard King was definitely something special, from his first stroll on the court against Wisconsin-Milwaukee in December 1974 to the time the music stopped in Baton Rouge in the first round of the 1977 NCAA Tournament, with an overtime loss against Syracuse. It didn’t take long for Vol fans, even those in […]

I remember her

I remember her

  By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com I had already dismissed writing about the legendary coach this year.  But watching the Tennessee-Vanderbilt ballgame changed my mind.  I saw the two analysts in the studio, and both of them were former Lady Vols.  One of the two broadcasters calling the game was a former Lady Vol.  As the […]

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