By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked the question, “In your opinion, should the county wide constitutional offices, such as the County Clerk, Register of Deeds, Trustee, Property Assessor, and Law Director be elected by the people or appointed by the county mayor?”. More than 83% of Knoxvillians and Knox Countians said they […]
By Tasha Mahurin Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett’s office worked with several local TV and radio stations to organize today’s telethon to benefit Mobile Meals. Knox County Commissioner Mike Hammond and Q100 Today’s Continuous Country teamed up to raise money for the program as well with last week’s benefit concert featuring Cassadee Pope. The event […]
By Ray Hill Prentice Cooper was barred by state law from seeking yet another term as Tennessee’s governor in 1944; there was no Senate seat to contest and he was faced with the prospect of retiring from public office. Cooper clearly wanted to remain in public life and at age 48, he was unmarried and […]
By Joe Rector If the old adage that “experience is the best teacher” is true, then Jenny Moshak, trainer for the Lady Vol basketball and volleyball teams, is an honor student of athletics. She shares her stories and the lessons learned in her book “Ice ‘n Go” (UT Press, 2013, $29.95). The title comes from […]
By Steve Williams If Joe Hassell was a mad scientist trying to build the ultimate running back, his creation at times could be explosive and fast, and at other times powerful and swift or shifty with great vision. He might refer to it as a three-headed monster. Hassell, however, is Central High School’s head football […]
Radio insiders have confirmed a major change on the radio dial. Bruce Patrick who can be heard on air at 106.1 The River, is joining the “Radio Dream Team” of Journal Broadcasting. Sources indicate he will be responsible for managing promotions of the Journal Brand in the Knoxville market. Developing….
The Halls Republican Club hosted a county-wide Knox County Republican Party Picnic at Fountain City Park last weekend. (Click here to read the article.) I thought I’d take the time to share a few of my favorite photos of the day.
Sadly, once again “No Show Amy Broyles” was a no show Monday night at the Cotton Eyed Joe. Fellow commissioner Mike Hammond was able to raise thousands of dollars with the help of the Mayor for a charity concert benefitting Mobile Meals. That is the charity commissioner Amy Broyles wanted the commission to give $500,000.00 […]
What: Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett’s Back to School Bash When: Monday, Aug. 12, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Where: Knoxville Expo Center, 5441 Clinton Highway School starts in about a month, and that means Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett’s Back to School Bash is just around the corner. The annual event is an opportunity for students and […]
Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett: “I would like to congratulate Craig Leuthold on his appointment to Knox County Trustee. I look forward to working with him, and will make the Knox County Finance Department available to assist his office in any way necessary.”