Knox Countians Favor Term Limits For School Board

Knox Countians Favor Term Limits For School Board

By Focus Staff In this week’s Knoxville Focus poll, likely voters were asked the question, “Most elected offices in Knox County are limited to two consecutive terms.  Do you support term limits for Knox County School Board members?” The answer was a resounding “yes”!  Almost 85% of respondents believe the members of the  Knox County […]

Home Federal Bank Honors Hometown Heroes

Home Federal Bank Honors Hometown Heroes

Home Federal Bank recognized four outstanding community leaders last week as part of its Hometown Heroes tradition. Now in its third year, the Hometown Heroes program spotlights ordinary people who do extraordinary things for others and their community. The public submitted dozens of nominations and ten winners were selected for their extraordinary volunteer work. A […]

Boys & Girls Clubs gear up for summer

Boys & Girls Clubs gear up for summer

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com “Summer is our busiest time at the Boys & Girls Clubs,” Vice President of Operations, Markus Jackson told The Focus. And this summer, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley has focused its efforts on a program for children that will help to ensure the continuation of academic progress […]

Colt Buchanan to play for Milligan after standout prep career

Colt Buchanan to play for Milligan after standout prep career

By Steve Williams His first name fits him well. A hard-hitting first baseman and crafty left-handed pitcher, Colt Buchanan has been a horse for Pigeon Forge, again one of the top high school baseball teams in the state. He also loves the outdoors, fishing and hunting. Milligan College’s picturesque campus in upper East Tennessee naturally […]

Upcoming Family, Community Engagement Classes

The Knox County Schools Family and Community Engagement Department will offer the following free “Parent University” classes during the month of May. Please note that two or more Board of Education members may be present.   When: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 6 p.m. Where: West Hills Elementary School at 409 Vanosdale Road Topic: Common […]

Patterson Selected In 1st Round, By Vikings

Tennessee All-SEC wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson was selected in the first round, 29th overall, in the 2013 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. Patterson becomes the 331st Tennessee product selected, and the 44th taken in the first round. Patterson is the 11th Vols receiver to be selected in the first round and first since Robert […]