The Knoxville Focus for March 14, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for March 14, 2016

E-911 Director Change Possible By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Knoxville-Knox County Director of the E-911 System may be on his way to early retirement. The system’s Personnel Committee met in a called session Wednesday to hear the results of an employee survey and then discussed the various options concerning Director Bob Coker’s employment. Vicki Hatfield, […]

Demolition Derby

Demolition Derby

By Steve Hunley American presidential primary debates have become such a spectacle that I believe is harming the process. The current primary process began two years before people actually started voting. The longer the contest, the greater the expense and candidates must raise hundreds of millions of dollars just to compete in the primaries. By […]

Expressions: An Eye for the Different

Expressions: An Eye for the Different

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com You can’t help but notice the Expressions shop on Chapman Highway. No other business along the busy route is painted green and blue. And the window displays are always impressive and unusual. That’s the way that owner Melissa Rose wants it and prides herself with her selection of merchandise. You’ll be […]

Finally… Tennessee Talks (Spring) Football…

Finally… Tennessee Talks (Spring) Football…

By Alex Norman The past few weeks have been filled with off the field distractions for Tennessee’s football program.  So actually getting back on the field for spring practice is a welcome change.  Vols head coach Butch Jones met with the media on before the first practice in Monday, March 7th, and said that he […]

Presidential Character

Presidential Character

By Ralphine Major The professor’s timing is perfect!  In the midst of a presidential election, the release of his book entitled “Presidential Character” is sure to spark enthusiasm for our nation’s highest office.  Timothy D. Holder, Knoxville resident and Professor of History at Walters State, talks about the first six presidents of the United States […]

Neighborhood gathering a success

Neighborhood gathering a success

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com More than 450 people turned out for the Neighborhood Awards and Networking Luncheon at the Knoxville Convention Center recently. The annual event featured exhibits from various city and county agencies, companies, and the presentation of the Diana Conn Good Neighbor of the Year Award. David Gillette of Mechanicsville received the Good […]

A look at our ‘little’ neighbors

A look at our ‘little’ neighbors

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Knox is a large county, surrounded by Anderson, Union, Jefferson, Sevier, Blount, Loudon and Roane Counties. All of these neighboring jurisdictions contribute to Knox County, Knoxville and Farragut’s economy, society, and culture. Most of us know the major cities in these nearby counties but there are smaller places, incorporated or […]

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