Politics as usual for conflicted Merit Council

Politics as usual for conflicted Merit Council

By Steve Hunley Gary Prince, attorney for Knox County Sheriff Tom Spangler, has filed a motion before the Chancery Court calling for the Knox County Sheriff Office Merit System Council members Gina Oster and Jim Jennings to recuse themselves in hearing grievances from Martha Dooley, Scott “Scooby” More, and Ivan Harmon.  Mike Steely wrote about […]

The General

The General

  By John J. Duncan Jr. duncanj@knoxfocus.com I have never known of any Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as blatantly political and as openly partisan as Gen. Mark Milley. I also have never seen anyone try as hard to portray himself as some type of hero and savior of this country as Gen. […]

Is the Fed Independent?

Is the Fed Independent?

  By Dr. Harold A. Black blackh@knoxfocus.com Although not a popular opinion, I have always been a fan of the structure of the Fed and the concept of Fed independence. It has its critics but show me a better system and I will favor it. The Fed consists of seven members of the board of […]

Patches of green

Patches of green

“I hate writing, I love having written.” -Dorothy Parker “Most of the time I enjoy writing, but I love having written.” -Jim Ferguson By Dr. Jim Ferguson Each week I sit down and write about what’s on my mind. Now that I am retired this usually occurs on a Wednesday or Thursday afternoon, since I […]

Cooter Daniel, solo artist, sings Christian Country

By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com His is a familiar name, especially in East Tennessee. It is becoming well known across the nation, as well. Shortly after the debut of his latest single earlier this year, Cooter Daniel’s “Ol’ Time Gospel Feelin’” rose to No. 4 in Canada and all the way up to No. 2 nationally […]

Houses should be homes

  By Joe Rector My brothers and I rode on the dirt road cut for the new subdivision. Daddy had given the developer twenty-five feet so that he could build the road. We always came home in the evening dusty and dirty from the dirt storms we kicked up with sliding bike tires. That was […]

Three Significant December Saturdays

By Tom Mattingly Rarely have three consecutive December Saturdays been as significant as Dec. 4, Dec. 11, and Dec. 18 were in 1965. The time was Doug Dickey’s second season as head coach. At age 33, Dickey had compiled an 8-1-2 1965 record following a fallow period between 1958 and 1964, 34 wins, 32 losses, […]

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 […]

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