The Knoxville Focus for September 13, 2021

The Knoxville Focus for September 13, 2021

Staff Sgt. Ryan Knauss remembered By Jamie Schnell schnellj@knoxfocus.com On September 11th, we remember the heroes that have sacrificed their own lives. This year, we remember 13 more that died while serving in Afghanistan. One of those heroes, Staff Sergeant Ryan Christian Knauss, died from injuries sustained in the August 26 airport bombing in Kabul.  […]

Publisher’s Positions

Publisher’s Positions

By Steve Hunley GOP Blues Randy Pace, former chair of the Knox County Republican Party, issued a “statement” on the GOP Facebook page and it was a rambling screed in keeping with his well-known longwinded nature. The eventual topic of Randy Pace’s jeremiad is his handpicked successor, Daniel Herrera. According to Pace, poor Daniel Herrera […]

TKA Lions hold off Grace Christian, 22-20

TKA Lions hold off Grace Christian, 22-20

PHOTO BY MARK COOPER Grace Christian Academy junior Riley King leads the Rams onto the field at The King’s Academy Friday night in a matchup of two Division II teams. TKA withstood a late rally by GCA and won 22-20. By Steve Williams Nothing has come easy for The King’s Academy football team this season. […]

What Does It Mean to Recant?

What Does It Mean to Recant?

By Jedidiah McKeehan If you are watching a lawyer movie or tv show, there may be some criminal who has confessed to their crimes and is ready to testify against the crime kingpin. Then, right before the trial, someone gets to the witness and all of a sudden the witness has nothing to testify about […]

Reminisces

Reminisces

“Let’s start at the beginning, a very good place to start…”  —Maria from the Sound of Music By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’m a big fan of old movies, especially musicals. But then I’ve listened to Beethoven’s fifth and ninth symphonies at least 100 times with the same enjoyment. Perhaps it is my age, but […]

Why would any rational person be a socialist?

Why would any rational person be a socialist?

By Dr. Harold A. Black Why would any rational person be a socialist? They wouldn’t. Insanity is sometimes defined as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. The definition fits socialism perfectly. Socialism if implemented always comes at a terrible human cost. The Big Three socialists were Stalin, Mao and […]

U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Ryan Knauss: Honoring his Service and Sacrifice

U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Ryan Knauss: Honoring his Service and Sacrifice

By Ralphine Major Usually, they are from other states, other cities, other communities and small towns. This time, the soldier was from here in Corryton, Tennessee. U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Ryan Knauss and 12 other brave Americans died on foreign soil. Each of these heroes have been awarded the Purple Heart posthumously. It has been […]