McIntyre’s Actions Face Scrutiny from BOE, Law Department

By Sally Absher After last week’s board meetings, it is clear that not only was KCS Superintendent Jim McIntyre’s unilateral application for and acceptance of multiple grant awards against the BOE Policy DM (Grants Management), but that the policy itself is not in compliance with state statute. The question is what to do about it. […]

Burchett says ‘No Tax Increase’

By Mike Steely Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett is scheduled to release the county’s 2015-2016 Budget proposal this morning just as The Focus hits the streets. In a meeting Thursday the Focus learned a few things that will be in Burchett’s address to be delivered at the City-County Building at 9 a.m. There’s no […]

Knoxville Focus for May 11, 2015

Seymour Volunteer Fire Department Graduates Volunteers To Serve Seymour’s Tri-County Community The Seymour Volunteer Fire Department has trained 15 new recruits to become interior firefighters. These men and women have devoted a combined total over 2,400 hours, which will benefit the department and ultimately the Seymour community. This large graduating class has exceeded the state […]

Affordable & Unique is more than a name

By Mike Steely Affordable & Unique Home Accents and MD Interiors is a new business in Powell TN. They are located in the same building at 1904 West Emory Rd. The businesses are owned by Teresa Harper, a 46-year-old Knoxville/Powell native. Teresa lives in Powell, is married to Tim Harper and they have two […]

Green Math and Science Magnet

Community Schools: Part 4 By Sally Absher For our final segment on Community Schools, The Focus visited Green Magnet Academy and met with Community Resource Coordinator Destiny Glover.  Green is completing year two as a Community School. Glover came to Green from Vine Middle, where she served as the Campus Manager for Project Grad […]

Key Pittman of Nevada

By Ray Hill Colorful characters are as much a part of the old West as tumbleweeds.  Key Pittman was certainly a colorful character.  Pittman caused a stir by using his silver handled revolver to shoot out streetlights while on a drinking spree.  In fact, Key Pittman’s death would spawn a rumor, which persists to this […]

Trojans ends South-Doyle’s magical season

By Ken Lay All good things must come to an end. Thus was the case for South-Doyle’s boys soccer team Wednesday night when the Cherokees saw their magical season come to a halt with a 3-0 loss to Morristown West in the District 2-AAA Tournament semifinals at Billy K. Nicely Stadium. South-Doyle (13-3-1), the tournament’s […]

Talented youngsters lead Gibbs to District 3-AAA softball title

By Steve Williams Youth at the top of its batting order came through for Gibbs High’s softball team in the District 3-AAA tournament finals. The Lady Eagles sent a sophomore and two freshmen to the plate in the bottom of the eighth inning last Wednesday and the trio produced the game-winning run in a 4-3 […]

City Election Candidates so far

By Mike Steely June 18th is the last day for candidates for Knoxville Mayor and Knoxville City Council to qualify for the September 29th Primary Election; as of Thursday, only two candidates had returned their petitions. Mayor Madeline Rogero has picked up her petition for re-election. Thus far her only opposition would be from Buck […]

Mooreland Heights Elementary School Presents “Willy Wonka Kids”

Third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students at Mooreland Heights Elementary School (MHES) will be performing the musical, “Willy Wonka Kids,” on May 8, 2015, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Because of the popularity of the school’s musical performances, the “Willy Wonka Kids” performances will be held at South-Doyle Middle School’s auditorium (3900 Decatur Road), which provides […]