Knoxville Focus for Monday, August 26

Knoxville Focus for Monday, August 26

  Click here to view this week’s Focus. TDOT meets with East Town area merchants By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com 4th District City Councilman Nick Della Volpe invited TDOT Region 1 Director Steve Borden and Knoxville Public Service Director David Brace to discuss potential road improvements with East Town area merchants last week. State Senator Becky […]

Republicans Half of Knox County Electorate

Republicans Half of Knox County Electorate

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked the question, “As a voter, do you consider yourself a Democrat, Republican or Independent?” Just over fifty percent of those polled said they consider themselves Republicans.  Independents slightly outpolled Democrats with 25.56%, while Democrats comprised 24.28% The district with the highest number of voters identifying themselves […]

Boomsday returns to Henley Bridge

Boomsday returns to Henley Bridge

This September, the nation’s largest Labor Day weekend Fireworks Festival will once again launch from the Henley Bridge for the first time in two years due to the construction and remodeling of the bridge since January 2011. Visit Knoxville, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), the City of Knoxville, and Pyro Shows have been working […]

Publisher’s Position: When Down is Up and Up is Down

Publisher’s Position: When Down is Up and Up is Down

By Steve Hunley The media barrage has begun and Superintendent of Schools Jim McIntyre is doing his best to spin the drop in ACT scores in Knox County. Like a stressed circus poodle, Dr. McIntyre is spinning, jumping, and barking that the results don’t mean a thing in light of the fact the folks who […]

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