South Knox Cookie Exchange Tonight!

Cookie Exchange Tuesday, December 4th at 7:00pm Bring 2 dozen cookies Fellowship Hall of Stock Creek Baptist Church Everyone will leave with a variety of cookies for your holiday gatherings! YUM! South Doyle Neighborhood Association, INC.

Haslam and TDEC Announce Next Clean Tennessee Energy Grant Cycle

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau today announced a second offering of the Clean Tennessee Energy Grants, totaling $2.25 million to fund energy efficiency projects for municipal governments, county governments, utility districts, and other similar entities across Tennessee. Funding for the projects comes from an April 2011 Clean […]

Haslam wins award

Gov Haslam being honored at ” The Knoxville Award.” All proceeds from the awards luncheon go to support the work of Senior Citizen Home Assistance Service Inc.

Knoxville Focus for Monday, December 3

Knoxville Focus for Monday, December 3

Click here to view this week’s entire Focus online. Safety a factor in proposed JWPE By Tasha Mahurin mahurint@knoxfocus.com The list of officials and organizations opposed to the proposed extension of the James White Parkway continues to grow. To date Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, Knoxville Vice-Mayor Nick Pavlis, the Urban […]

Knox Countians Don’t Want Income Tax Hike

Knox Countians Don’t Want Income Tax Hike

By Focus Staff Knox County voters don’t want to see the Federal income tax raised.  In this week’s Knoxville Focus poll, voters were asked the simple question, “In your opinion, should the Federal income tax be raised at this time?” The answer was a resounding “no”.  More than 80% of Knox County voters polled responded […]

Knox County thanks community partners for basketball goals

Knox County thanks community partners for basketball goals

On Tuesday, Knox County Commissioner Dave Wright and Knox County Parks and Recreation Director Doug Bataille met with other community partners at Mascot Park to thank EXEDY America Corporation and First Choice Community Credit Union for their donation of two basketball goals at the park. These goals are part of the only all-age access basketball […]

Robert Rice Reynolds of North Carolina

Robert Rice Reynolds of North Carolina

By Ray Hill In a time when the South had some of the most flamboyant politicians in the country, few exceeded Robert Rice Reynolds of North Carolina for his flair.  Over time, Reynolds’s penchant for flair degenerated into buffoonery, a condition few politicians can successfully survive.  Bob Reynolds was from Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina […]

Back To The Top: Webb Secures Another State Championship

Back To The Top: Webb Secures Another State Championship

By Alex Norman In 2011 the Webb Spartans dreams of a three-peat fell short in the state semifinals. There would be no such disappointment this time around. On Thursday, November 29th, the Spartans (11-1) blew out Evangelical Christian School 47-14 in the Division II-A Blue Cross Bowl in Cookeville.  It is the sixth state championship […]

Q & A with Anita Lane

Q & A with Anita Lane

  Tasha Mahurin discusses Knoxville’s hospitality industry and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce with Hampton Inn & Suite’s general manager Anita Lane. Last week we discussed Knoxville tourism with Mayor Tim Burchett. As someone inside the industry, what brings people specifically to Downtown Knoxville for an overnight stay? (i.e business , sports, recreation) Truly, all […]