The Vols Get Three (CAK) Warriors

By Alex Norman National Signing Day is a big deal across the nation, and it was in Knoxville as well.   Locally, one of the busiest stops was just off of Dutchtown Road, at Christian Academy of Knoxville.  On Wednesday, February 6th, nine C.A.K. Warriors (boys and girls) signed National Letters of Intent in a variety […]

Focus on the Law: Written Contracts

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law How many times have you heard the expression “Get it in writing”?   That is truly good advice for almost any transaction.  Enacted back in 1677, the English Statute of Frauds set out when a writing was required to make an agreement enforceable.  Here in the United States virtually every […]

The time has come for action

General Assembly must address elected Superintendent By Richie Beeler Ask anyone who knows me. I am an advocate of elections. I believe the right to vote for government officials is the single most sacred one we hold as citizens of a constitutional republic. It has been fought for; it has been died for. In this […]

Publisher’s Position: The Dance of the Eels

By Steve Hunley, Publisher Recent revelations by the Knoxville News-Sentinel indicate some serious problems with the Knox County school system.  Some brilliant reporting by Jamie Satterfield has brought to light the fact the Knox County school system evidently paid a security vendor for security systems at Powell Middle School and Hardin Valley Academy that were […]

A Tribute to Tamela

By Ralphine Major She left suddenly one Monday morning over two years ago when she was way too young.  An ambulance was summoned, but doctors’ best efforts could not save her.  Tamela Marie Wheeler passed away at age 48, but she lived life to the fullest during those years. When she moved into the Gibbs […]

Knoxville Focus for Monday, February 11, 2013

Click here to view this week’s Focus online.   Burchett takes action to aid South Knox business owners By Tasha Mahurin South Knoxville business owners were dealt a blow last week when TDOT made the announcement that the Henley Street Bridge would be closed until February 2014 and would not open at the end […]

Voters Feel Need For School Security Audit

Voters Feel Need For School Security Audit

  By Focus Staff Knoxville and Knox County voters strongly favor a security audit for the school system.  Likely voters were asked the question, “In light of recent events published in the media regarding failures and deficiencies with Knox County Schools security systems, do you support Mayor Tim Burchett’s call for a full audit of […]

Jones’ foundation starts with ‘character’

Jones’ foundation starts with ‘character’

By Steve Williams Butch Jones, new University of Tennessee head football coach, was asked about Vonn Bell – a 5-star recruit who picked Ohio State over the Vols – early in his National Signing Day press conference last week He gave a brief but polite answer and then added he would prefer not to comment […]