Early Voting underway

Early Voting underway

As of Friday, July 13, registered voters will have the opportunity to cast their ballots for the August 2 state primary and county general elections.  Knox County Administrator of Elections Cliff Rodgers is encouraging voters to take advantage of early voting. “Early voting is a convenient way for voters to be sure their voices are […]

No PAC For the Chamber – Knox County Voters

No PAC For the Chamber – Knox County Voters

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll posed the question: “This week the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce announced its intention to form a Political Action Committee for the purpose of influencing local political decisions and elections.  In your opinion, should the Chamber of Commerce continue to receive local tax dollars if they are going […]

Jacob Whitesides rocks Nashville

Jacob Whitesides rocks Nashville

By Dan Andrews On Saturday, July 7th, Knoxville’s own Jacob Whitesides not only performed in Nashville, but took part in a three hour long autograph signing session with long lines of female fans. Jacob was selected to perform at the prestigious “Teen Hoot” festival. The festival is a two day concert where some of the […]

Boy plays with ‘heavy heart’ in AYSO Games

Boy plays with ‘heavy heart’ in AYSO Games

By Steve Williams There’s no question the young boy would have had an excused absence. His dad had died just four days before the American Youth Soccer Organization’s National Games were to start in Knoxville. But Logan Ewing, goal keeper for the Knoxville Force in the under-10 age division, chose to play. His father, Leonard […]

Voters Prefer Citizens To Operate Businesses

Voters Prefer Citizens To Operate Businesses

By Focus Staff For this week’s Focus poll, voters were asked the question, “In your opinion, should a person be required to be a US citizen in order to obtain a business license to legally operate a business in Knox County?” Overall, just over 80% of Knox County voters said they do believe one should […]

Troy Lane Officially Sworn In as UT’s Chief of Police

Troy Lane Officially Sworn In as UT’s Chief of Police

Troy Lane was officially sworn as the new chief of police at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Thursday morning. Assistant Chief Debbie Perry — who served as interim chief of the department before Lane’s hiring — conducted the swearing-in, in which Troy promised to uphold the United States constitution and the laws of the state […]