Disparities in Educational Outcomes Task Force Shares Draft Recommendations

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com Last Thursday the Disparities in Educational Outcomes (DEO) Task Force shared its draft recommendations and gathered additional community input and feedback. The Task Force is comprised of business, community and faith-based members. The group was formed in November 2014, in response to a complaint filed with the U.S. Dept. of Education […]

Josh Smith: Local Product Catches On With Vols

By Alex Norman Tennessee might be known as a power running team, but if they are going to finally get to the next level in the Southeastern Conference in 2016, the passing game must show improvement.  Wide receiver Josh Smith believes that can happen this season. “We all have to be clicking and have that […]

Ah, Spring!

By Joe Rector Ah, the arrival of 80 degree temperatures and daylight arriving before 7 a.m. and departing after 8 p.m. signal the winding down of the school year and the arrival of the best season of the year. Even after all these years, this time brings the most excitement to me. The memories from […]

ANAGRAMS

By Rosie Moore When I was eight years old… uh,oh, here I go delving back in the past again! I think I know, no, I KNOW why I do that so much—because my happiest memories are in the past. This one I’m about to relate is a combination happy and not-so-happy. I loved visiting my […]

Will the Real Mr. Smith go to Washington?

By Dr. Jim Ferguson How do they do it? How do they get up every morning and go out on the campaign trail, do their stump speeches and go to innumerable campaign events? I was sick of the whole process months ago. And we haven’t even begun the final battle of the fall. I’ve heard […]

Legal and Public Notices for May 2, 2016

Foreclosure notices   NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated February 15, 2006, executed by J Gardner and Judith Gardner, conveying certain real property therein described to AFFILIATED TITLE INSURANCE LLC, as Trustee, as same appears of […]

Locos help Lady Vols get a win and have fun

By Steve Williams Michael Beeler kicked off his flip flops and started buck dancing to the UT softball fans’ singing of “Rocky Top” after Megan Geer’s three-run homer finally gave Tennessee a lead in its own invitational tournament April 24. Beeler is one of the “Locos” and this crazy group of fans was more than […]

The Knoxville Focus for May 2, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for May 2, 2016

Is it a medical clinic or a drug treatment office? By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com About fifty neighborhood residents in the Choto area in West Knox County attended the zoning portion of the Knox County Commission last week to oppose a medical clinic that they feel might become a drug treatment facility. The opponents came armed […]

Mayor Rogero requests $200,000 for Safety Center

Mayor Rogero requests $200,000 for Safety Center

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Although the city may adopt a budget that is 4.5% above this year’s figures there’s no property tax increase proposed for next year. One of the bouts of applause during Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero’s “State of the City” address Wednesday at Zoo Knoxville came when she announced she is asking […]

Always In Bloom means customer service

Always In Bloom means customer service

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com A flower shop doesn’t have to be huge to be successful and Always in Bloom on Sutherland is a great example. Jenny Austin and Leonard Palladino started the business in 2005 and Austin and her employees were busy last week taking orders and preparing centerpieces for a special UT event while […]

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