What is Entrapment?

What is Entrapment?

By Jedidiah McKeehan You may have seen a movie or tv show where a cop is undercover and trying to take down the bad guy and much to their surprise the bad guy is not committing any crimes. To complete their job, the cop may then try to talk the bad guy into committing a […]

The Knoxville Focus for July 19. 2021

The Knoxville Focus for July 19. 2021

Bud Armstrong to Run for Chancellor By Focus Staff Richard “Bud” Armstrong has announced he will be a candidate in next year’s Republican primary for Chancellor, Part II Armstrong released a statement stressing the importance of competent and impartial jurists on the bench.  “It has become more important than ever in our country to have […]

Publisher’s Positions

Publisher’s Positions

By Steve Hunley Kyle Ward Juneteenth Resolution Commissioner Kyle Ward is sponsoring a resolution to recognize Juneteenth as an official holiday in Knox County. Ward is a small businessman, a combat veteran, and the first millennial to be elected to the Knox County Commission.  Ward is not exactly predictable as some political observers have found […]

275 wins and 7 state titles

275 wins and 7 state titles

The key to Meske’s success at Webb School By Steve Williams Over 37 years ago, David Meske left Wisconsin and came to Knoxville for graduate school and got a tip from one of his professors about a job opening at Webb School. Meske got the job and 275 wins later, he by far ranks No. […]

The Cuban Protests

The Cuban Protests

By Dr. Harold A. Black blackh@knoxfocus.com The recent protests by Cubans against their repressive government highlighted stark contrasts that have been largely ignored in the media. First, such protests are rare in dictatorial socialist governments because the people are afraid of their government. The penalties are imprisonment, torture, beatings and even death. No such fears […]

The Jeremiad

The Jeremiad

Any institution that is not explicitly (and actively) right wing will become left wing over time. —John O’Sullivan By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’m reading through the Bible again this year, but instead of reading scripture “I’m listening,” as Frasier Crane once said. I’ve done audiobooks, and heard snippets of scripture read in church. However, listening […]

TKA’s Bowers has chance to be 5-time All-Stater

TKA’s Bowers has chance to be 5-time All-Stater

By Steve Williams Marshaun Bowers of The King’s Academy continues to turn heads as a young but talented football player. The 5-9, 175-pound sophomore slot receiver and defensive back stood out in the Knoxville Classic 7 on 7 tournament Thursday at Powell High. But it wasn’t the first time. Two years ago, as an 8th […]

The largest bean can in the world?

The largest bean can in the world?

By Mike Steely Water towers around our nation can be unusual, either in shape or how they are painted. In Collinsville, Illinois, there’s a water tower in the shape of a ketchup bottle. Happy faces smile from water towers in several states and at least two states have tea pot water towers. Rochester, Minnesota, has […]

City hosts block party near site for new stadium

City hosts block party near site for new stadium

For clarification, July 20, 2021: While the stadium and the Austin Homes renovation project are neighboring ventures, the two are not connected. KCDC is overseeing the Austin Homes renovation while the sports authority is leading the stadium construction. By Ken Lay Overcast skies and a mild threat of rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of Knoxville […]