An entertaining day on the Hubert Smith Radio Show

  Yesterday, I had the pleasure of being in the studio covering an action packed episode of  “The Hubert Smith Radio Show.” Stopping by was Lee Willis, Julia Hurley along with her daughter Julia Zarianna Hurley, Tony Cappiello, and Gordon Boyd. The show had a great wide range of discussion. Topics ranged from the new […]

Update from South Doyle Homeowner's Association

The topic of next meeting to be held on TUESDAY, January 8th at 7 pm: Roy A. Arthur (Knox County Watershed Coordinator & Knox County Stormwater Management) explains $117,000 in grant funds for the Stock Creek Watershed, primarily for agricultural projects and septic repairs. The meeting will also include nomination of candidates for board of […]

Celebrating Kwanzaa at the Beck Cultural Exchange Center

Yesterday, on the second day of the celebration of Kwanzaa, I visited the Beck Cultural Exchange Center. While I was there I witnessed  the ceremony of the candle lighting.  The ceremony was performed by the historic civil rights leader  Avon Rollins.  After the ceremony, he spent time with me explaining the principles of Kwanzaa. I […]

Knoxville Fire Department Releases Statement on Mulch incident

Official statement from Knoxville Fire Department “Knoxville Firefighting crews responding to Shamrock Organic were relieved to discover the fire was contained to a piece of equipment called a tub grinder which mulched the wood into mulch. No extensions to the large mulch piles at the scene. The fire is out.” Captain D.J. Corcoran Knoxville F.D.

Update of mobile meals program

515 seniors are scheduled to be served on Christmas Day. Fortunately, many people who normally receive Mobile Meals will spend the day with family and friends. The Mobile Meals staff has checked to ensure that each senior will be home and wants the meal.

Knoxville Focus for Monday, December 24

Knoxville Focus for Monday, December 24

Click here to view this week’s Focus online.   Remembering Dr. Kelley By Sarah Baker bakers@knoxfocus.com Every teacher knows the famous words by Forest Witcraft:  “One hundred years from now it won’t matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank nor […]

Knox Countians Say Increased Taxes Will Hurt Economy

Knox Countians Say Increased Taxes Will Hurt Economy

By Focus Staff Knox Countians don’t believe an increase in Federal taxes will lead to an economic recovery.  This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked the question, “In your opinion, will the coming federal tax increases hurt the economic recovery or help the economic recovery?” The only district where voters believed an increase in taxes would […]

Willie’s Restaurant relocates to larger site

Willie’s Restaurant relocates to larger site

By Sarah Baker bakers@knoxfocus.com The new Willie’s Restaurant is now open in Seymour on Chapman Highway.  The new location is larger, but still has the bright, friendly atmosphere that is one of owner Willie Laboy’s specialties.  They have been open a month, but customers are already raving about it.  “It is exactly what we needed […]

Burton K. Wheeler of Montana

Burton K. Wheeler of Montana

By Ray Hill Few members of the United States Senate had as colorful or stormy a career as Burton Kendall Wheeler of Montana.  The fact Wheeler came to represent Montana in the Senate in the first place was an accident of fate, as Wheeler had been born in Hudson, Massachusetts on February 27, 1882.  Wheeler […]