Knox Countians Favor Elected Offices

Knox Countians Favor Elected Offices

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 […]

Telethon to continue benefit’s momentum

Telethon to continue benefit’s momentum

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 […]

Lady Vol trainer offers perspective on life

Lady Vol trainer offers perspective on life

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 […]

Scary good running backs lead Central Bobcats’ hopes

Scary good running backs lead Central Bobcats’ hopes

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 […]

Chasing Amy…the no show, no go commissioner

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 […]

Mayor’s 2nd Annual ‘Back to School Bash’ planned for Aug. 12

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 […]

Statement on Knox County Trustee appointment

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.”