Knox County wins six events; HVA is runner-up

Knox County wins six events; HVA is runner-up

  By Steve Williams As for the top position on the awards’ podium, Knox County’s girls outnumbered the boys in TSSAA State Track and Field this year. Lennox Langham, a talented 8th grader at Webb School, twice had a first place medal hung around her neck and was among six local girls to win last […]

Publisher’s Positions

Publisher’s Positions

By Steve Hunley   The Sentinel Squalls The Knoxville News-Sentinel has launched a series of print attacks against The Knoxville Focus.  The reason is because the Knox County Commission is considering a resolution they feel threatens their near-monopoly on the county’s legal notice business.  To put that into perspective, you’d need to know for decades, […]

Belle of the Ball

Belle of the Ball

By John J. Duncan Jr. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) should host a dinner in Washington in honor of Shane Hazel. The dinner would be in appreciation for Mr. Hazel giving the Democrats control of the U.S. Senate. Mr. Hazel, for the 99% plus of people who have no idea who he is, was the libertarian […]

Tennessee’s ‘Unholy Trinity:’ Walter ‘Pete’ Haynes

Tennessee’s ‘Unholy Trinity:’ Walter ‘Pete’ Haynes

By Ray Hill For decades the Tennessee General Assembly was largely ruled by three men: Walter M. “Pete” Haynes of Decherd; I. D. Beasley of Carthage and James H. Cummings of Woodbury.  Known as the “Unholy Trinity”, the three men were powerful legislators and highly important in their respective communities.  Beasley, Haynes and Cummings were […]

The Fourth Great Awakening?

The Fourth Great Awakening?

If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything. Anonymous modern proverb By Dr. Jim Ferguson In the 1720s and 1730s a movement swept the American colonies which historians would call The Great Awakening. Largely, it was a reaction to secular humanism and rationalism of 16th and 17th century Enlightenment philosophy which emphasized reason […]

Statehood for D.C.?

Statehood for D.C.?

By Howard Black blackh@knoxfocus.com For the second session in a row, the US House of Representatives voted along party lines to make the District of Columbia a state. Rumor has it that the District then decided not to have a state bird because they could not find one with two left wings. Regardless, a move […]

Bryan College signee talks about adversity she overcame

Bryan College signee talks about adversity she overcame

‘I couldn’t thank (Coach Howell) enough,’ says Aniiah   By Steve Williams Aniiah Matthews signed scholarship papers with Bryan College on May 13. Her success as a Fulton High student and athlete combined will provide her a “full ride” on the next level, said girls’ basketball head coach Tyler Howell last week. Matthews had a […]

Memorial Day Has a New Look!

Memorial Day Has a New Look!

  By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com It is human nature when a holiday comes around to look back on how it was celebrated the year before.  Nearly all of last year’s holidays were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  This year, restrictions are being lifted in many places.  Masks may no longer be required in some areas, […]

How Long is a Judgment Good For?

How Long is a Judgment Good For?

By Jedidiah McKeehan If you ever have to sue someone, and the matter proceeds to trial, and you win, you will be awarded a judgment against the person who you sued. For example, if a credit card company sues someone for not paying their bill, they may obtain a judgment against the person for $5,000.00. […]