The Eye Group: Friendly and Professional

The Eye Group: Friendly and Professional

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com With two locations, four doctors, and state of the art technology, you’ll find The Eye Group has just about everything you need in family eye care. “We value our patients,” says Kristy Chapman, Manager of The Eye Group’s 7220 Chapman Highway location. The Eye Group also has had an office in […]

City Budget Now More "Open and Transparent"

In an effort to create a more open and transparent government, Mayor Rogero has authorized the 2015-2016 proposed city budget be searchable for the first time. In years past, City of Knoxville budget information was available in “read format only.” That meant that if someone wanted to find a specific item in the budget, they […]

Blue & Gray Reunion and Freedom Jubilee this weekend

Knoxville will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, April 30 through May 3.  A series of programs and activities will highlight Union, Confederate, and African American perspectives, with a focus on Reconstruction, remembrance, and reconciliation.       About the Blue & Gray Reunion:   Visitors are invited to explore […]

Tate’s School Regional Elementary Science Fair

  By Sally Absher Elementary school students from seven schools in the Knoxville area participated in the 15th Annual Tate’s Regional Science Fair on Monday, April 20. Judges from Science, Technology, and Engineering professions judged 82 entries from 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. Students submitted their projects in earth, life or physical science categories. […]

The Chalk Board: April 27, 2015

By Sally Absher Correction. In last week’s article on the FY16 KCS budget, the Focus noted that Dr. McIntyre defended his unilateral approval of the $27,900 grant contract with The Broad Center (TBC) by citing Board Policy DM, which states that “The Knox County Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent to accept receipt of grant […]

Focus on the Law: Disaster Resources

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Earlier this month, President Obama declared 35 East Tennessee counties (including Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Grainger, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, and Sevier) major disasters due to damage done by winter storms during the week of February 15 through 22.  This disaster is on top of the deadly flooding and tornados suffered […]

A Review of Year Round Education Literature

By Sally Absher Hat tip to KCS parent and Focus reader Ron Raymond, who provided this very thorough review of the literature sources posted on the Knox County Schools (KCS) website in support of “balanced calendar.” It is well known that one can find a study that supports just about any position, and that different […]

Legal and Public Notices for April 27, 2015

75 FORECLOSURES SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on June 25, 2015 on or about 10:00AM local time, at the North Side Entrance, City County Building, 400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN 37902, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by CHRISTOPHER […]

Baby Boot Camp

By Dr. Jim Ferguson My life is certainly different than when I managed a large medical practice and was responsible for thousands of patients. I no longer take care of the herd, just sixty or so thoroughbreds in my concierge medical practice. I do stay busy and sometimes wonder how I got anything else done […]