The Knoxville Focus for November 29, 2021

The Knoxville Focus for November 29, 2021

From Batboy to Congressman to Published Book Author Congratulations, Jimmy Duncan! By Steve Hunley, Publisher publisher@knoxfocus.com The Knoxville Focus is extraordinarily proud to have former congressman Jimmy Duncan as a regular columnist and would like to congratulate him on his book, “From Batboy to Congressman – Thirty Years in the US House.” For thirty years, […]

Is Joe Biden a racist?

Is Joe Biden a racist?

By Dr. Harold A. Black blackh@knoxfocus.com Back in 2012 in my now inactive blog (haroldblack.blogspot.com) I asked “Is Joe Biden a racist?” I noted his long history of making racist remarks. Those remarks along with a record in the Senate of opposing busing, opposing school integration and strong friendships with racist southern senators reinforced the […]

Publisher’s Positions

Publisher’s Positions

By Steve Hunley A Strange Event Evidently Christine Cruz recently held some kind of event at Cherokee Country Club.  Originally billed as a “Let Freedom Ring Fundraiser,” it was to feature Robby Starbuck from Nashville, who is a candidate for Congress.  Thing is the Tennessee General Assembly hasn’t redrawn the lines for the congressional districts […]

Tennessee political legends: Kenneth D. McKellar & Cordell Hull, IV

Tennessee political legends: Kenneth D. McKellar & Cordell Hull, IV

  By Ray Hill Cordell Hull, Secretary of State under Franklin D. Roosevelt, had simmered for years with resentment due to having been marginalized by the president.  Yet Roosevelt depended upon Hull’s reservoir of good will with both the Congress and the American people.  Cordell Hull was an integral part of selling any controversial aspect […]

Powell rolls past mistake-riddled West, 35-7

Powell rolls past mistake-riddled West, 35-7

Panthers eye first state title Friday By Steve Williams If anything beneficial came from Powell’s surprisingly easy win over West, it was that you can’t take anything for granted. The Panthers stunned the Rebels and onlookers 35-7 in a TSSAA Class 5A semifinal showdown Friday night at cold Bill Wilson Field. Almost everyone on hand […]

Visiting

Visiting

There is no difference between communism and socialism, except in the means of achieving the same ultimate end: communism proposes to enslave men by force, socialism – by vote. It is merely the difference between murder and suicide. —Ayn Rand. By Dr. Jim Ferguson It had been two years since I had been in a […]

Shining the Light on Local Musicians

Shining the Light on Local Musicians

By Jamie Schnell schnellj@knoxfocus.com Southern Lights owner and Knoxville native Pamela Little grew up with music all around her. Her mother was a singer, and her dad was a reverend who also started a rescue mission. Pam’s passion for giving people chances stems from her parents. She mused, “Maybe mom would have made it bigger, […]

A New Door, A New Chapter

A New Door, A New Chapter

  By Jamie Schnell schnellj@knoxfocus.com Karen Terry, owner and broker of New Door Realty LLC, has been opening new doors for families in South Knox, Blount, Sevier, Jefferson, and Loudon counties since opening this year. Terry contributes her success to being “passion-driven.” “I love what I do, doing something good for someone else,” Terry told […]

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