Knox County Commission also tabled a resolution expressing support of a state bill that would allow for an elected school superintendent.
Knox County Commission has voted 6-5 to table the discussion regarding partisan school board races in Knox County. It will require a 2/3 vote from commission to bring the issue back.
Planning for the next Knox Cash Mob is underway, and this time around the community has a chance to help decide which South Knoxville business will get a visit from the cash mob. Business nominations are being accepted until noon on Friday, March 1. Then, in an online vote beginning Friday at 5 p.m., the community will […]
I just got off the phone with Knoxville’s tourism department now called “Visit Knoxville.” I asked if anybody has called in regards to the episode last night or if the call volume is higher than normal. The operator on the other line stated the call volume has been average and to the best of her […]
Last night, “Finding Bigfoot” aired on Animal Planet. Journalists and media relations people were calling and tweeting each other behind the scenes. My two favorite quotes of the night of the night. “Dan, I just saw you on Finding Bigfoot.” My response, in a sarcastic tone, “Great, I haven’t been this famous for a bad […]
On Tuesday, Feb. 26, Karns High School will be having a Parent Night for parents of current 8th graders who are zoned for Karns High School. This is a great opportunity to meet staff, learn about sports and clubs, and get an overview of what the Freshman experience is like at Karns High. The time is scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m. […]
By Steve Hunley The Knoxville News-Sentinel has just released a new poll sponsored by its political partner, the local Chamber of Commerce. Not surprisingly, this poll claims that after polling 900 registered voters, that a majority would gladly pay more taxes if it all went to education. Bull. When The Focus started a weekly poll, […]
By Steve Hunley One of the cardinal rules of politics is never to propose a tax increase right before the elections. Evidently that is a rule little understood by The Knoxville News-Sentinel and the Chamber of Commerce. Of course the two have long been in lock-step together and now might as well be Siamese twins, […]
By Dr. Jim Ferguson I get as frustrated as anyone else when I hear that our government has given some researcher precious resources to study the mating preferences of fruit flies or build robot squirrels; I didn’t make these up. And there are hundreds of even more wasteful programs. For the last three years Senator […]
By Alex Norman Former Vols running back Gerald Riggs Jr. is preparing for another season in professional football. This winter he’s been working out with former Vols strength and conditioning coach Johnny Long. Riggs has also been seen honing his craft at the University of Tennessee football complex. When you examine what Riggs has dealt […]