Knoxville Focus for Monday, December 3

Knoxville Focus for Monday, December 3

Click here to view this week’s entire Focus online. Safety a factor in proposed JWPE By Tasha Mahurin mahurint@knoxfocus.com The list of officials and organizations opposed to the proposed extension of the James White Parkway continues to grow. To date Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, Knoxville Vice-Mayor Nick Pavlis, the Urban […]

Knox Countians Don’t Want Income Tax Hike

Knox Countians Don’t Want Income Tax Hike

By Focus Staff Knox County voters don’t want to see the Federal income tax raised.  In this week’s Knoxville Focus poll, voters were asked the simple question, “In your opinion, should the Federal income tax be raised at this time?” The answer was a resounding “no”.  More than 80% of Knox County voters polled responded […]

Knox County thanks community partners for basketball goals

Knox County thanks community partners for basketball goals

On Tuesday, Knox County Commissioner Dave Wright and Knox County Parks and Recreation Director Doug Bataille met with other community partners at Mascot Park to thank EXEDY America Corporation and First Choice Community Credit Union for their donation of two basketball goals at the park. These goals are part of the only all-age access basketball […]

Robert Rice Reynolds of North Carolina

Robert Rice Reynolds of North Carolina

By Ray Hill In a time when the South had some of the most flamboyant politicians in the country, few exceeded Robert Rice Reynolds of North Carolina for his flair.  Over time, Reynolds’s penchant for flair degenerated into buffoonery, a condition few politicians can successfully survive.  Bob Reynolds was from Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina […]

Back To The Top: Webb Secures Another State Championship

Back To The Top: Webb Secures Another State Championship

By Alex Norman In 2011 the Webb Spartans dreams of a three-peat fell short in the state semifinals. There would be no such disappointment this time around. On Thursday, November 29th, the Spartans (11-1) blew out Evangelical Christian School 47-14 in the Division II-A Blue Cross Bowl in Cookeville.  It is the sixth state championship […]

Q & A with Anita Lane

Q & A with Anita Lane

  Tasha Mahurin discusses Knoxville’s hospitality industry and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce with Hampton Inn & Suite’s general manager Anita Lane. Last week we discussed Knoxville tourism with Mayor Tim Burchett. As someone inside the industry, what brings people specifically to Downtown Knoxville for an overnight stay? (i.e business , sports, recreation) Truly, all […]

Help Ijams Nature Center Win $5,000!

To celebrate their 25th anniversary, The Trust Company of Knoxville has generously created a friendly challenge to select a local organization to receive $5,000 this December – the winner is the organization which receives the most online votes. Support Ijams and help them receive a nice holiday bonus this year by clicking on the link […]

Lamar Alexander announces bid for 2014 US Senate Seat

Congressman Duncan Will Chair Sen. Alexander’s  2014 Re-election Campaign. Honorary Co-chairs are Gov. Haslam, Sen. Corker, Lt. Gov. Ramsey, Speaker Harwell and Congressmen Blackburn, Roe, Black, Fincher and Fleischmann “Lamar is a good Republican and good conservative who stands up for Tennesseans. We know and trust him to do what needs to be done.” – Congressman […]

The lights are on and the squirrels are home…

Holiday lights in Krutch Park are all lit up even in the bright of day. The Focus thought it a tad nutty and decided to investigate. It turns out downtown Knoxville’s resident squirrel population tries to eat the bulbs when the lights are off. Given the LED lights are highly energy efficient…its just makes more […]

Billboard subcommittee

At the county billboard subcommittee meeting. The main phrase we hear is compromise. The board is planning to look at what other communities are doing.