The Knoxville Focus for September 20, 2021

The Knoxville Focus for September 20, 2021

Tim Burchett calls for Blinken to resign Says Biden Administration Has Blood On Its Hands By Steve Hunley, Publisher publisher@knoxfocus.com Congressman Tim Burchett has called for Secretary of State Antony Blinken to resign.  Burchett was one of several GOP congressmen who called for Blinken to resign.  Burchett didn’t need his allotted five minutes to make […]

Publisher’s Positions

Publisher’s Positions

By Steve Hunley Comings & goings Joe Biden made his pitch to increase corporate taxes in our country beyond that of every civilized country on the face of God’s green earth except for Colombia and Portugal.  Biden proposes to go beyond even what Communist China taxes its own corporations. About the only thing poor Old […]

Fulton outscores Gibbs 54-26

Fulton outscores Gibbs 54-26

By Mark Nagi The Fulton Falcons didn’t look much like the Fulton Falcons the past couple of seasons. But the youngsters that experienced all those losses have grown up in a big way. On Thursday, September 16, the Falcons scored five touchdowns in the first half, on their way to a 54-26 win over the […]

Things for which I am very thankful

Things for which I am very thankful

By John J. Duncan Jr. duncanj@knoxfocus.com As regular readers of this column know, I recently lost my sweet wife, Lynn, certainly the toughest thing I have ever been through. But I feel guilty in writing that because her last few months were hundreds of times tougher on her. And all she asked me to do […]

Heritage is ‘important’ to South-Doyle High

Heritage is ‘important’ to South-Doyle High

Throwback items sustain memory of four schools By Steve Williams South of the river, there have been a total of five Knoxville city and Knox County high schools over the years. Young High (1913-1976), South High (1951-1976), Doyle High (1967-1991) and South-Young High (1976-1991) eventually evolved into the present-day South-Doyle High School Cherokees in the […]

The Shill

The Shill

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” –Edmund Burke By Dr. Jim Ferguson Some years ago, a friend told me that she once worked for a casino as a shill. I was clueless, so I went to the dictionary. Webster defines a shill as someone who […]

Mayor Kincannon’s Night Out in Vestal

Mayor Kincannon’s Night Out in Vestal

By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com Last week Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon took a walk in the Vestal Community as part of her “Mayor’s Night Out” series. She started in at 6 p.m. in the Vestal Gateway Park and walked to the Mary Vestal Park Pavilion. Eric Johnson, president of the Vestal Community Organization, accompanied […]

Biden’s COVID mandates

Biden’s COVID mandates

By Dr. Harold A. Black blackh@knoxfocus.com Joe Biden’s COVID speech was one of the most disturbing talks I have ever heard from any politician much less the president of the United States. In it he expressed more indignation towards unvaccinated Americans than he did toward the Taliban or the crisis at the border. Biden threatened […]

Webb stuns CAK 24-23 for big region win

Webb stuns CAK 24-23 for big region win

By Steve Williams Webb School’s football team has an open date this week. No doubt the Spartans will enjoy their come-from-behind victory at Christian Academy of Knoxville just a little longer than usual before getting back to work. Coach David Meske’s Spartans scored two fourth quarter touchdowns to stun neighborhood rival CAK 24-23 Friday night […]