The Knoxville Focus for July 18, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for July 18, 2016

Superstop opened during Transit Week By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Knoxville’s newest Superstop opened Thursday as KAT’s system continues to grow and offer updated services. The new sheltered stop is on Kirkwood Street between Magnolia Avenue and Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue near Chilhowee Park. The short street is getting a new concrete roadway, sidewalks, security […]

Does Trump Really Want to Win?

Does Trump Really Want to Win?

By Steve Hunley One question I’ve been asking myself is, “Does Donald Trump really want to win?” If he does want to win, he really needs to focus like a laser beam on the four issues that I believe are most important to the vast majority of Americans: the economy, national security, immigration and trade. […]

Who are Knoxville’s Homeless?

Who are Knoxville’s Homeless?

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The image you may have of the homeless population in Knoxville may not be accurate according to the information available from the Mayor’s Roundtable on Homelessness. The group, created and appointed by Mayor Madeline Rogero, met for its quarterly session last week and heard reports from the Knoxville Homeless Management […]

Washington Widow: Mary Borah

Washington Widow: Mary Borah

By Ray Hill If there is anything sadder than a defeated and forgotten politician, it may well be a forgotten politician’s widow. Once powerful politicians who wielded enormous influence, attended by staff and an abundance of friends, oftentimes find themselves bereft when out of office and without favors to dispense.  Many former friends disappear with […]

Third Thursday Concerts at New Harvest Park continue July 21

Knox County Parks and Recreation’s new summer concert series, Third Thursday Concerts at New Harvest Park, continues on Thursday, July 21 with country music singer Mae Beth Harris at 6:30 p.m. and folk singer-songwriter Shane at 7:30 p.m.   The free concerts, held June through August on the third Thursday of each month, take place […]

Inskip Pool Closure: Storm’s power outage damages pool motor

Inskip Pool will be closed today and probably tomorrow (Friday, July 15, and Saturday, July 16) due to a damaged pool motor from Thursday’s storm-related power outage. An outside contractor is currently repairing the motor.   Joe Walsh, the City Parks and Recreation Director, says staff anticipates reopening the pool on Sunday, July 17. Hours […]

Early Voting Begins Across Tennessee

Early Voting Begins Across Tennessee

Early voting for the August 4 state primary and county general election is now underway. Voting will continue Mondays through Saturdays and end Saturday, July 30. Secretary of State Tre Hargett is encouraging voters to take advantage of early voting, which allows people to cast a ballot when it’s convenient for them. “Tennesseans broke records […]

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