Teenager Invasion

By Joe Rector A teenager invaded our house for the last few days. Grandson Madden was unceremoniously dumped here while his parents took a trip to Asheville. Having a 13-year-old boy in the house sure brought back plenty of memories, some that might later in the week cause me to wake up screaming from a […]

The Making of a Unique Friendship

By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com They are similar in size.  Even their buses are much alike!  Over the last couple of years, two churches in Knoxville, Tennessee, have forged a special friendship.  Perhaps, the fellowship of these   congregations with each other is not so unusual but for the fact that one is African American; one is […]

A number of interesting turns

By Tom Mattingly Life as we know it has taken a number of interesting turns. Venues such as the Orange Bowl in Miami, Crosley Field and Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati, Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, the old Yankee Stadium and Comiskey Park, and Tiger Stadium in Detroit are now consigned to history. Only videotape and the power of […]

Publisher’s Positions

Publisher’s Positions

By Steve Hunley The Austin City Council slashed the budget for their police department by a third.  The end result was the loss of more than 150 police officers and the highest murder rate the Texas capitol has ever experienced in its history.  The Council reversed itself and restored the funding as the “defunding the […]

From a distance

From a distance

By John J. Duncan Jr. duncanj@knoxfocus.com   This past Wednesday, the recently retired head of U.S. immigration said we are now paying $5,000,000 a day for a company to not build a wall on our southern border. There are things that have happened over the last several months and that are going on today that […]

The Amazons

The Amazons

“If you do not take an interest in the affairs of your government, then you are doomed to live under the rule of fools.” — Plato By Dr. Jim Ferguson   The disadvantage of writing a weekly column is that it’s difficult to be contemporaneous. Actually, I like being spontaneous and writing about what interests […]

The Fed’s War on Seniors

The Fed’s War on Seniors

By Dr. Harold A. Black blackh@knoxfocus.com Politicians always make the appropriate clucking sounds when they are pandering to seniors. They will defend the Ponzi scheme that is Social Security to the death and oppose any change to the bankrupt system no matter how reasonable. It makes the politicians appear to be defending seniors when in […]