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 […]

Community Input on Year Round Education

By Sally Absher Over the past few months, KCS facilitated a series of over 40 school and district-wide meetings to discuss year round education (YRE), or “balanced” calendar. But while parents were generally notified, few others in the community were aware the meetings were taking place. The purpose of the meetings, which had very little […]

Punishment II

By Joe Rector Most folks work for a living. It’s time-consuming and demanding each and every day of the work week. Some people also must put in overtime to complete assignments, often without extra pay. However, of all the jobs, nothing is more intense than being a parent. It’s an even worse chore when children […]

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