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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Publisher’s Position

Publisher’s Position

By Steve Hunley School Board Follies Last week, the Knox County Board of Education had some 60 people sign up to speak.  What do you suppose had folks all stirred up?  Test scores?  Curriculum?  None of the above.  It was, yet again, masks.  It seems like nothing has kept the board as preoccupied as the […]

Disgrace in Afghanistan

Disgrace in Afghanistan

By Steve Hunley   Joe Biden, according to recent news reports, once said “F – that” when speaking to diplomat Richard Holbrooke in 2010.  Biden was arguing the United States should leave Afghanistan whatever the humanitarian costs.  The conversation is detailed in George Packer’s book “Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American […]

Democrat Hypocrisy Running Amok

Democrat Hypocrisy Running Amok

By Steve Hunley Matt Shears, chairman of the Knox County Democratic Party, is up to his typical virtue signaling.  Shears sent out a press release recently with the shocking news local Democrats had cancelled their Truman Day Dinner and called on Knox County Republicans to do likewise with the Lincoln Day Dinner.  Democrats are pointing […]

The Knoxville Focus for August 2, 2021

The Knoxville Focus for August 2, 2021

COVID Crisis, Not A Border Crisis By Steve Hunley, Publisher publisher@knoxfocus.com It is becoming increasingly apparent the leftists are trying to prepare everyone for more mandates and edicts about the spread of COVID.  Yet it’s time to address the pack of elephants in the room.  All the talk about masking children in schools again – […]

Commission fails 6-5 to reform Merit Council

Commission fails 6-5 to reform Merit Council

Politics and cronyism will continue on unelected board By Steve Hunley The race for Knox County Sheriff is at the heart of the morass that has become the Sheriff Office’s Merit System Council. Incumbent Tom Spangler is facing his predecessor, Jimmy “J.J.” Jones, inside the Republican primary in 2022. Supposedly, the merit council is a […]

Publisher’s Positions

Publisher’s Positions

By Steve Hunley Zero Tolerance For Racism? City Councilwoman Amelia Parker is proposing what she refers to as a “Zero Tolerance” policy for racism inside Knoxville.  Parker proposes to offer a zero tolerance policy for racism and sexism by any city employee.  Parker is elected citywide and apparently, although allegedly an attorney, doesn’t believe in […]

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