The Knoxville Focus for Monday, October 29

The Knoxville Focus for Monday, October 29

Click here to view the full paper online. Governor Haslam Endorses State House Candidate Gary Loe Governor Bill Haslam officially endorsed Gary Loe, Republican candidate for State House in District 13, on Friday during a breakfast meet and greet at Rankin Restaurant in Knoxville. “Having strong leaders in the state legislature is incredibly important, and […]

Local teams gear up for gridiron playoffs

Local teams gear up for gridiron playoffs

By Ken Lay The teams have battled for 11 weeks and now the best remain in the chase for State Championships. And those squads will be in the mix to crown State Champions in each of the TSSAA’s eight classifications. Action begins Friday night for most teams in a win-or-go-home format. Two area teams will […]

The Path of Pam Neal

By Sarah Baker bakers@knoxfocus.com First Baptist Church of Knoxville recently welcomed Pam Neal as their new Minister of Administration.  Proverbs 3:6 promises that if we acknowledge the Lord in all our ways, he will direct our path.  Pam Neal is confident that the Lord has directed her path and called her to her new ministry.  […]

City, County celebrate Food Week

City, County celebrate Food Week

While the rest of the nation celebrated Food Day on October 24, Knoxville and Knox County celebrated a full Week of Food, October 22 to October 26, 2012. The Knoxville-Knox County Week of Food brought together partners from across the community to move toward healthy, affordable and sustainable food. The goal was to celebrate local […]

Knox Countians Believe Romney Won Debate

Knox Countians Believe Romney Won Debate

By Focus Staff Knox Countians have definitive opinions as to who won the most recent presidential debate. More than 500 likely voters in Knox County were asked the question, “The most recent presidential debate was held at Hofstra University and was in the form of a town hall. In your opinion, who do you think […]

Charter Amendments on the ballot: What they say, What they mean

Charter Amendments on the ballot: What they say, What they mean

By Tasha Mahurin mahurint@knoxfocus.com Ballot Question for Proposed Amendment 1: Shall Article VII of the Knox County Charter, entitled “Pensions”, be amended to:  (1.) close the present Uniformed Officers Pension Plan to new participants, effective December 31, 2012; and (2.) direct the Knox County Retirement and Pension Board to recommend for approval by the Knox […]