Neighborhood Conference taking shape

Neighborhood Conference taking shape

  By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com Planning for the annual Knoxville Neighborhood Conference is well underway and the March 23 event should draw a huge crowd of local advocates, private citizens, community organizations, local government officials and departments, and political candidates. This Wednesday five local breweries will donate part of their proceeds from evening […]

Seven Bearden student-athletes sign letters of intent

Seven Bearden student-athletes sign letters of intent

By Ken Lay National Signing Day, 2020 was busy for Bearden High School as the Bulldogs had seven student-athletes sign National Letters of Intent and a pair of separate ceremonies Wednesday. Three Bearden football players who signed answered an early wake-up call to finalize their respective plans. A short time later, four Bearden baseball players […]

Massey picks up petition for re-election

Massey picks up petition for re-election

While it didn’t appear on the Friday Knoxville Election Commission website, state Senator Becky Duncan Massey picked up a qualifying petition for re-election late that day. Election Administrator Cliff Rodgers handed her the petition.   Read Monday’s Focus to learn of others who picked up petitions for this year’s state and federal elections.

Tennessee Historical Commission releases Historic Preservation Plan

The Tennessee Historical Commission (THC), the state agency that is designated as the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), is pleased to announce that it has completed Tennessee’s Historic Preservation Plan to guide the agency over the next decade. The plan was recently approved by the National Park Service and has been posted online. “This will […]

District Four Candidates answer Focus Questions

By Mike Steely Early voting for seven Knox County Commission seats is less than a month away. On February 12 voters begin going to the polls to select seven new commissioners, a public defender, law director, property assessor, and four school board members. That primary election will end on March 3 when nominees from both […]

Webb School of Knoxville to Host February Spartan Showcase

  Pre-K – 12th Grade Open House Event Offers Unique Glimpse into Webb School’s People, Programs   Webb School of Knoxville will host its spring Spartan Showcase, a Pre-K through 12th grade admissions Open House event, on Sunday, February 9, beginning at 2 p.m.   Webb School’s Spartan Showcase provides both prospective students and their […]

Colonial Village Seeks Input for Gary Underwood Park

~ from the Office of Neighborhoods   If you live in Colonial Village Neighborhood, you are invited to a meeting on Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. at the South Knoxville Church of God, 5623 Magazine Rd. to give input about the future of South Knoxville’s Gary Underwood Park. The six-acre park includes a soccer/football […]

League of Women Voters, partners to host candidate events

The Knox County Commission candidates will participate in a meet and greet tonight at the Knoxville News Sentinel.  The following week, on Thursday, Feb. 13, Knox County School Board candidates will participate in a forum at Logan Temple AME Zion Church. Both events will start at 6:30 p.m. and are co-sponsored by Centro Hispano, the […]