Knoxville Focus for April 20, 2015

School Board Debates, Approves FY16 Budget By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com Last Monday, the Board of Education considered Dr. McIntyre’s proposed General Operating Fund ($441.5M), Capital Fund ($19.15M for next year), and School Nutrition Fund ($28M) budget recommendations for FY 2016. The budgets have been “iterative,” with revisions announced almost weekly. McIntyre announced the latest revision […]

Idea by dad sparked GCA’s Elwood to state discus title and more

By Steve Williams A suggestion by his dad led to Rhett Elwood throwing the discus when he was in the 8th grade three years ago. The idea eventually blossomed into a TSSAA state championship. Rhett was skeptical of Robert Elwood’s recommendation at first. “I took it as a joke, and then I went out there […]

An Instaway to Promote Knoxville

By Dan Andrews While “Visit Knoxville” may have been out of the spotlight lately, the old saying “out of sight… out of mind,” does not apply here.  The organization continues to do great work for the Knoxville community.   One specific example is their social media unit run by Erin Donovan. From their Search Engine […]

Big inning propels Central to baseball win

By Ken Lay Central High School’s baseball team used a big inning to nab a comeback victory Tuesday night. The Bobcats entered the bottom of the fifth facing a 3-1 deficit against District 3-AAA rival Campbell County and plated four runs to take  a 5-3 lead and went on to nab a 5-3 win over […]

Sofas and More is a big surprise

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com You will be surprised at the size and selection you discover when you walk into to Sofas and More just off Maynardville Pike in Halls. The family-owned store has all types of home furniture, from mattresses and bedroom items to sofas and dining room pieces, and all at a lower price […]

Legal and Public Notices for April 13, 2015

75 FORECLOSURES SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on May 4, 2015 on or about 11:00AM local time, at the North door, Knox County Courthouse, Knoxville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by GREGORY S TRENTHAM AND TRACY J […]

Focus on the Law: Asset Forfeiture

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Society tries to deter crime by devising a variety of punishments for individuals who commit those crimes.  These range from the assessment of fines and probation to incarceration and even the death penalty.  I want to focus here on one method of attempting to deter criminal acts committed for […]

The Chalk Board ~ April 13, 2015

By Sally Absher BOE Called Meeting TONIGHT to Vote on FY16 Budget. The Knox County Board of Education will hold a called meeting to discuss and vote on the fiscal year 2016 general purpose, capital improvement and school nutrition fund budgets on Monday, April 13 at 5 p.m. in the Boardroom located on the first […]

Much Ado About AVID

By Sally Absher By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com When Dr. McIntyre planned the Community Meeting to discuss his FY 2016 budget, he probably didn’t expect the majority of the questions and comments to revolve around his decision to end AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), a program comprising a mere $280,000 of the massive proposed $440.7 M […]

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