Fall Funk

By Joe Rector joerector@comcast.net Right now, Mother Nature is on display without any make-up. Her flowers hold only a couple of blooms, and most of them are withered and ready to be cut back. Once green grass now is tinged with shades of brown. Leaves are showering yards, and homeowners dread the hours to come […]

Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum reopens in Harrogate

  By Mike Steely Most people know that Kentucky and Illinois are “Lincoln states,” both honoring the Civil War president with his birthplace, family home locations, and Lincoln’s grave, office and last home site in Springfield. Did you know that East Tennessee also honors Lincoln? Earlier this month, Harrogate was the site of the grand […]

How Little Do I Have to Make to Get an Appointed Attorney?

By Jedidiah McKeehan I have discussed before the cases for which you are eligible to receive an appointed attorney (almost exclusively criminal cases). How did this right come about? The right to an appointed attorney if you cannot afford one is a right everyone in America possesses. But before we get there, let’s review the […]

Carlton Loser of Nashville

Carlton Loser of Nashville

By Ray Hill Joseph Carlton Loser (pronounced Low-ser) enjoyed a successful career in law and politics for decades.  The long-time district attorney for Nashville and Davidson County, Loser eventually wound up in Congress and became associated with a spectacular case of voter fraud, which ended his congressional career and launched the career of another Davidson […]

Is Inflation Temporary?

Is Inflation Temporary?

By Dr. Harold A. Black blackh@knoxfocus.com I am often asked if the current inflation is permanent or transitory. The answer is “it depends.” The administration has tried to convince us that inflation is transitory. The Fed concurred. Nonetheless, the concern on the part of the public is real. No matter the measurement, prices have been […]

Market Square

Market Square

By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com A huge market house filled with vendors selling baked goods, fish, meats, and other items once anchored one side of Market Street in downtown Knoxville. Lawson McGhee Library was located on the hill across the street. Unfortunately for patrons, the market house burned in 1960. Though Market Square has changed through […]

Leaders and Followers

Leaders and Followers

“The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry.” ― William F. Buckley Jr. By Dr. Jim Ferguson Are you an Indian or a chief? I thought about this on Columbus Day which is also listed as Indigenous People’s Day on my iPhone calendar. I think the whole controversy is contrived caca (excrement), derived […]

Creating a host of memories

Creating a host of memories

By Tom Mattingly Can it really have been more than 50 years since the 1970 Tennessee football team took the field under rookie head coach Bill Battle? Time marches on, and these “Boys of Fall” are now in their early 70s. But the passage of time cannot erase the memories of this group, a team […]

From a Distance

From a Distance

By John J. Duncan Jr. duncanj@knoxfocus.com The arrogance of the far left never ceases to astound me. These people have such a high opinion of themselves that they think they can run your life better than you can. They want to control everything and seem to think they can spend your money better than you […]

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