American-American

American-American

By Dr. Harold A. Black blackh@knoxfocus.com I’ve been to South Africa three times to bow hunt. The first time I landed in Johannesburg I did not feel like I was returning to my homeland (since my homeland is Gray, GA). When I land in Knoxville I say to myself “home,” back to my things, to […]

Liberal Bias in Local Media

Liberal Bias in Local Media

By Steve Hunley It is no surprise to anyone who can read or hear, there is a pronounced bias on the part of the national media on behalf of the Left.  That is also true on the local level as well.  Exhibit Number One is the Knoxville News Sentinel.  The News Sentinel attempted to keep […]

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

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

By Ray Hill The two most enduring political figures in Tennessee’s modern history are Kenneth McKellar and Cordell Hull.  McKellar holds the record in Tennessee for the longest tenure in Congress at forty-two years; K. D. McKellar remains Tennessee’s longest-serving United States senator at thirty-six years.  McKellar is also the first person ever to be […]

HOTWORX celebrates first year in Knoxville

HOTWORX celebrates first year in Knoxville

By Jamie Schnell schnellj@knoxfocus.com Knoxville HOTWORX fitness studio franchisees Robert and Jennifer LeBus have officially been introducing the community to the benefits of infrared sauna training for a year now. Community is key to both Robert and Jennifer, who have HOTWORX locations in Fountain City, Hardin Valley and Cedar Bluff and an upcycle consignment shop, […]

Safety and Freedom

Safety and Freedom

Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters. –Benjamin Franklin   By Dr. Jim Ferguson I suspect because we’ve had plenty of rain, East Tennesseans are experiencing a beautiful fall. Last weekend Becky and I drove in the Cades Cove area to indulge […]

Local elections, national polls

Local elections, national polls

By John J. Duncan Jr. duncanj@knoxfocus.com I don’t believe I have ever heard of anything that is more ridiculous or anything that would make people angrier than paying illegal immigrants $450,000 each. Former Democratic Congressman Harold Ford Jr. said on Fox News on Nov. 7 that if the democrats let this go through, it would […]

Berean and Gibbs celebrate Palmer’s signing

Berean and Gibbs celebrate Palmer’s signing

By Steve Williams There was a lot of love and pride in the Upper Campus Commons area at Berean Christian School last Wednesday afternoon. And a lot of Lady Eagles in the building, too. Even Carol Zachary Mitchell, a former Gibbs High and Carson-Newman Lady Eagle, was in attendance. The reason? Gracie Palmer, a Berean […]