Publisher’s Position: The Biggest Loser

By Steve Hunley Last week was an interesting one in politics and brings to mind either The Biggest Loser or perhaps Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Choosing just precisely who is the biggest loser isn’t easy.  The County Commission heard a resolution to have an elected superintendent and make the elections partisan; there […]

Bell Shaped Curve Life

By Joe Rector A good friend of mine enlightened me on an important factor in life. Joe Dooley and I were discussing politics and world events. At one point, he looked at me and stated, “Everything in life is a bell-shaped curve.” Now, most people know that I am a failure in the area of […]

Shamrocks Against Dystrophy

For the 12th year in a row, Bojangles’ is supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) through its Shamrocks Against Dystrophy® in-store fundraiser, teaming with customers to raise money to send kinds to MDA Summer Camp. Now through Sunday, March 17, customers can once again support MDA by purchasing a green shamrock for $1 or gold […]

Chair Karen Carson puts citizens first at Public Forum

During the School Board Workshop on Monday, School Board Chair Karen Carson announced that under her leadership a new program will be put in place in regards to the public forum. Effective immediately, people who sign up for public forum will speak at the beginning of the meeting and not at the end. If more […]

Upcoming Civil War Talk

Upcoming Civil War Talk On Tuesday, March 12, 2013, the Knoxville Civil War Roundtable will host local Civil War historian and national speaker Dot Kelly as its speaker. At 8:00 p.m. Ms. Kelly will speak on the topic: “The Yankees Pay a Visit to Knoxville; Sanders’ 1863 Raid into East Tennessee.” The talk is OPEN […]

Carson Summit A Failure… Political Analysis

By Focus Staff In an act of desperation, Board of Education Chairwoman Karen Carson called a meeting with Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, Knox County Commission Chairman Tony Norman, and Knox County School Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre  in order to close down criticism of the school system and Dr. McIntyre as it pertains to the […]

Tupelo Honey Cafe Provides Nutrition Education as part of National School Breakfast Week

Tupelo Honey Cafe’s Executive Chef Brian Sonoskus will present healthful sweet potato pancakes – both to learn and to sample – to Bluegrass Elementary School students on March 4 and March 6 in support of National School Breakfast Week, a weeklong celebration aimed at increasing awareness of the School Breakfast Program among students and parents. […]

Mayor Tim Burchett Announces SouthFest

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, along with Knox County Commissioner Mike Brown and other local business owners, gathered today outside of Emory 5 &10 to announce SouthFest, a festival-like event that will drive people to South Knoxville in a way similar to a giant cash mob. SouthFest will be held on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, […]

Mayor Burchett to make announcement concerning South Knox today

This afternoon at 5 p.m., Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, joined by Knox County Commissioner Mike Brown and local business owners, will make an exciting announcement about an upcoming event. The announcement will be made at Emery 5 & 10 on Chapman Highway at Moody Avenue. More information will be available at that time.