Parking Garage, Pensions, Billboards

Parking Garage, Pensions, Billboards

By Mike Steely Steelym@knoxfocus.com The demolition of the Pryor Brown parking garage, built in the 1920s, to make way for a block-long street level parking lot was rejected by City Council last week. Royal Properties was appealing a Metropolitan Planning Commission rejection. A local petition to save the multi-story garage and objections by Knox Heritage […]

Powell overcomes slow start to down Lady Pats

Powell overcomes slow start to down Lady Pats

By Ken Lay For the first quarter of its game Tuesday afternoon the Powell High School girls basketball team was sleepwalking. But when the Lady Panthers finally answered their wake-up call, they were able to defeat Jefferson County 52-42 in the first round of the U.S. Cellular Basketball Tournament at Central High School. “I don’t […]

High Ground Park in South Knoxville opens today

Thanks to preservation work by the Aslan Foundation, High Ground Park will open to the public for the first time on November 29 for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Knoxville. The park preserves the remnants of historic Fort Higley where Union soldiers once guarded the high ground above Knoxville during the Confederate siege […]

Knox County’s Highway Department prepares for winter weather

With winter weather in the forecast, Knox County Engineering & Public Works is preparing its fleet for colder days ahead. Knox County’s Highway’s Department has approximately 4,000 tons of road salt ready for use. Because rainfall is predicted ahead of the anticipated wintery weather, the effectiveness of brine pre-treatment will be limited.  However, the department […]

REGAL CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS KICKS OFF CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY

Hear those sleigh bells jinglin’? It is almost time for Christmas in the City!   The annual festivities kick off this Friday, Nov. 29th, with the Regal Celebration of Lights, presented by Regal Entertainment Corporation. The lighting of the 38-foot-tall Christmas Tree in Krutch Park Extension will take place at 6:15 p.m. Free activities include […]

Publisher’s Position: Teacher woes did not happen yesterday

By Steve Hunley Suddenly Knox County teachers are beginning to let the public know about the unreasonable constraints they have been laboring under for the last several years. Finally they have allowed their dismay and dissatisfaction to explode after literally suffering for years under almost impossible circumstances. It didn’t start just yesterday. The Legislature has […]

Knoxville Focus for Monday, November 25

Knoxville Focus for Monday, November 25

Click here to view this week’s Focus.   Improvements being made at Knoxville Center Mall exit By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com Several months ago, The Focus began following Knoxville City Councilman Nick Della Volpe and his quest to see improvements made to exit 8 off of Interstate 640. The Knoxville Center Mall exit is not only […]