Focus on the law: State Income Tax

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law You may have heard that one of the many reasons the Great State of Tennessee is an especially wonderful place in which to live and do business is because it does not have an income tax.  This is not completely accurate.  True, there is no tax on earned income […]

A nice wish, a Super question and snow days at Rec Hall

By Steve Williams A little over 48 hours after Florida handed the Tennessee men’s basketball team its worst defeat of the season, a voice was heard in the darkness: “Right now I just wish fans would stay on board with this team and this coach.” Maybe you heard the comment, like I did. In case […]

When the Event Means More than the Game

By Alex Norman These days it is all the rage in the National Hockey League to play outdoors.  This year alone, five games will have been played without a roof.  In Ann Arbor, Michigan, Los Angeles, California, The Bronx, New York and Chicago, Illinois, huge crowds have shown up or will show up. Not because […]

The Knoxville Focus for February 3, 2014

The Knoxville Focus for February 3, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus online. Commission listens to teachers By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Who exactly controls discussions at the upcoming County Commission and Board of Education Retreat? This was a question at last week’s commission meeting, with some of the commissioners voicing some concern. “The last retreat was more or less structured […]

McMillan, defensive guru, reconnects with Carter football

McMillan, defensive guru, reconnects with Carter football

    By Steve Williams When Jeff McMillan played football for Carter High School in the mid-1970s, the “Green Hornets” were beginning a 10-year period when they were known more for their defense than anything else. Almost 40 years later, McMillan, who has earned a reputation of being one of the state’s best defensive coordinators, […]

The Greatest Campaigner of Them All: Senator Estes Kefauver, Part Four

The Greatest Campaigner of Them All: Senator Estes Kefauver, Part Four

By Ray Hill By 1946 Estes Kefauver had been in Congress for seven years and was contemplating a race against Tennessee’s most powerful political figure, United States Senator Kenneth D. McKellar.  Although little known outside his own Congressional district, Kefauver was relatively young and energetic while Senator McKellar was seventy-seven years old and slowing down.  […]

Perfect Storm, perfect timing: President of AMS visits Knoxville Chapter

Perfect Storm, perfect timing: President of AMS visits Knoxville Chapter

By Dan Andrews andrewsd@knoxfocus.com Braving the iced roads and snarled traffic from Atlanta, the President of the American Meteorological Society travelled to Knoxville Thursday to speak with members of the local chapter of the American Meteorological Society Smoky Mountain Chapter at the Four Points Sheraton in Knoxville. For the chapter, the timing could not have […]

Lady Hawks notch comeback win over West

Lady Hawks notch comeback win over West

By Ken Lay The recent snow hampered practice plans for Hardin Valley Academy’s girls basketball team — and the lack of gym time was evident early in Friday night’s game against West High School. The Lady Hawks would eventually celebrate Senior Night with a 75-59 District 4-AAA victory over the Lady Rebels but HVA had […]

SunTrust presents Knox County with rebate check

This morning, SunTrust Bank presented Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett with a $446,343 E-commerce card rebate check. Knox County earned the nearly half-million-dollar rebate from the use of its E-commerce cards during the 2013 calendar year. This amount surpassed 2012’s rebate by more than $128,000, a 40 percent increase. “I appreciate the work of Knox […]