Mayor Burchett releases statement on Henley Bridge announcement

Knoxville, Tenn. —  Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett released the following statement concerning TDOT’s announcement that the Henley Street Bridge will open to traffic on Oct. 17:   “Finally, the Henley Street Bridge is reopening to traffic next Thursday, and this is great news for businesses and residents in South Knox County. Unfortunately, the final […]

Proposal to preserve historic Knoxville High goes before Commission

A building on Knox Heritage’s “Fragile 15” list will be preserved as part of a proposal going before the Knox County Commission at the board’s October meeting, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett announced today. In addition to preserving the historic Knoxville High School, the proposal by Family Pride Corporation and Southeastern Housing Foundation will also […]

Knoxville Focus for October 7, 2013

Knoxville Focus for October 7, 2013

Click here to view this week’s Focus. The Civil War comes to life By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com One hundred and fifty years ago a bloody battle took place in Knoxville and on October 10, 11, 12 and 13, thousands of re-enactors and history-minded visitors will gather on a hillside near Corryton to relive the Battle […]

Support for Elected Superintendent Grows

Support for Elected Superintendent Grows

Click here to view the full results.   By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll posed the question, “In your opinion, should the Superintendent of schools in Knox County be elected by the people or appointed by the school board?” Almost 72% of respondents support electing the superintendent. This is an increase over Focus […]

The Driving Force Behind Football Saturday

The Driving Force Behind Football Saturday

By Dan Andrews andrewsd@knoxfocus.com Twenty-six buses, six trolleys, four specialized ADA transport vehicles, and an army of over sixty Knox Area Transit (KAT) employees- that is what it takes to transport tens of thousands of UT football fans on game day from four different locations to Neyland Stadium on KAT Game Day Shuttles. So how […]

Congressman Leonidas Campbell Houk

Congressman Leonidas Campbell Houk

By Ray Hill For more than a decade Leonidas Campbell Houk was the Congressman from Tennessee’s Second District.  A man with neatly combed hair and a mustache that would have done justice to a Victorian villain; Houk was a popular political figure who tightly maintained his control of his district for years. Houk was born […]

Proposal made for Old Knoxville High School

Proposal made for Old Knoxville High School

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Knox County Commission will receive a proposal Monday that recommends that Family Pride Corporation of Loudon be awarded the bid for Old Knoxville High School. Family Pride’s president, Rick Dover, has remodeled and repurposed several Loudon, Lenoir City, and Knox County schools, including Oakdale Elementary, for assisted living facilities and […]

ORNL FCU holds cash mob at local favorite, Smart Toys and Books

ORNL FCU holds cash mob at local favorite, Smart Toys and Books

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com More than 60 community supporters and ORNL Federal Credit Union (FCU) members and employees flocked to Smart Toys and Books in West Knoxville last week to participate in the 5th Small Business Counts cash mob presented by ORNL FCU. “We want to thank ORNL Federal Credit Union and their employees for […]