Town of Farragut now accepts online bill pay.

Town of Farragut Now Accepting Online Payments The Town of Farragut has expanded its online services and is now accepting payments at www.townoffarragut.org. Payments are being accepted for the following items: Business Privilege License, Farragut Folklife Museum Memberships, Re-Inspection Fees and Special Events Permits (Commercial, Office and Not-For-Profit/Non-Profit and Schools, Churches and Other Places of […]

Farragut Light the Park

Tonight the Town of Farragut in conjunction with the local business community held a lighting ceremony at the Campbell Station Park held in honor of the holiday spirit.

Knoxville Focus for November 26. 2012

Knoxville Focus for November 26. 2012

  Please click here to view this week’s entire Focus.   James White Parkway extension debate continues Battle lines have been drawn in South Knoxville, and they extend along Chapman Highway to Gov. John Sevier Highway.  The James White Parkway Extension project, which was previously put on hold pending an environmental impact study, is once […]

Voters Favor Ratings For Books For Parental Use

Voters Favor Ratings For Books For Parental Use

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked voters, “In your opinion, other than textbooks, should Knox County Schools implement a ratings system for all books similar to the ratings system for music and movies?” Voters were divided on the question, with just over 55% saying they believe the school system should implement a […]

Rural/Metro Incorporating Firefighter Training Into High School Curriculum

Rural/Metro Incorporating Firefighter Training Into High School Curriculum

Seven high school seniors are currently enrolled in an innovative, one-year Career and Technical Education (CTE) course offered at South-Doyle High School that will give them the opportunity to become a licensed firefighter and guarantee them a job as a Rural/Metro reserve firefighter. Rural/Metro Fire Department has partnered with Knox County Schools to bring Rural/Metro’s […]

Senator Walter F. George: George of Georgia

Senator Walter F. George: George of Georgia

By Ray Hill Walter F. George was, during his time, one of the most respected and powerful members of the United States Senate. Senator George was a man of innate, if not somewhat exaggerated, dignity; even his wife, Miss Lucy, referred to him as “Senator George.” George, like many of his contemporaries, was born on […]

Derek Dooley’s Downfall

Derek Dooley’s Downfall

By Alex Norman Last Sunday morning “The Derek Dooley Show” aired in its normal time slot, just as news was breaking that Dooley was fired as Tennessee’s head coach. Which gave us the absurdity of seeing Dooley talk about the loss to Vanderbilt… all while a “crawl” appeared at the bottom of the screen… stating […]