Knox Countians Do Not Favor Campfield Bill

Knox Countians Do Not Favor Campfield Bill

By Focus Staff State Senator Stacey Campfield has proposed legislation that would penalize families receiving state assistance whose children don’t do well in school.  This week’s Knoxville Focus poll queried likely voters on the Campfield Bill. Voters were asked, “Do you believe families and children should receive reduced state assistance for food and other needs […]

St. John’s Lutheran Church celebrates 125 years of service

St. John’s Lutheran Church celebrates 125 years of service

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com For a century, St. John’s Lutheran Church has stood resolvedly on the corner of 5th and Broadway in North Knoxville. The original members of the church, founded in 1888 by 29 charter members, wanted nothing more than a Lutheran worship experience in the English language and to further the cause of […]

Senator Nathan L. Bachman

Senator Nathan L. Bachman

By Ray Hill Nathan L. Bachman is little remembered today, but was a highly regarded jurist and a popular United States Senator from Tennessee. Bachman was born August 2, 1878 into a prominent family.  He attended at least three colleges before setting out to earn a law degree.  Bachman went to the University of Tennessee […]

Even if it’s not at UT, Mathieu is close to a Division 1 ride

Even if it’s not at UT, Mathieu is close to a Division 1 ride

By Steve Williams There is still room in NCAA Division 1 basketball for the little man. We’ve seen plenty of good examples in this year’s postseason play. Diminutive guards Russ Smith, a 6-foot, 165-pounder, and Peyton Siva, also 6-0 but a little thicker, led Louisville to this year’s Final Four. Pierre Jackson, 5-10 senior point […]

Southfest offers activities for everybody

Southfest offers activities for everybody

If you mention the movie “October Sky” in or around Knoxville, chances are that you’ll hear someone say they have friends, relatives or neighbors who appeared in the film. Thanks to the Knox County Public Library, the community has a chance to check out the movie on the big screen once again, this time outside […]

KCS announces winners of School Technology Challenge

Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools, recently announced the winning schools of the School Technology Challenge, which is an internal competition for selected schools to begin a 1:1 technology effort (one technology device for each one student, and each one teacher).  Interested schools went through an application process, and a total of […]

FLOTUS Press Release about White House Kitchen Garden

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the First Lady ________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release                              April 4, 2013 REMARKS BY THE FIRST LADY AT KITCHEN GARDEN PLANTING EVENT White House Kitchen Garden     1:16 P.M. EDT MRS. OBAMA:  How are you guys doing?   CHILDREN:  Good.   MRS. OBAMA:  Is it a little chilly? CHILDREN:  Yes.   […]

Mayor Releases Statement on Property Mistake

“Yesterday I discovered that I had inadvertently forgotten to pay property taxes on two parcels that I own on Amherst Road. I paid the taxes owed on that property, including a late fee of $57.27, yesterday.  This oversight was my fault and unintentional. It will not happen in the future.”  

VOL REPORT: (Pefect) Practice Makes Perfect

During his inaugural press conference as UT’s head football coach, Butch Jones said, “We’ll be working to be champions each and every day.  We will be a champion in everything we do.” Every day. Every snap. Every rep. Every play. Demanding perfection.  Demanding excellence. Jones has demonstrated this mentality on the practice field, in part, […]