Ron Paul to speak at Knox County's Lincoln Day Dinner

With a master’s stroke, newly elected Knox County GOP Chairwoman Ruthie Kuhlman further demonstrated, not only her commitment to to the success of the Knox County Republican Party, but her ability to propel the party forward today. She, along with the help of Congressman John J. Duncan Jr., has been able to secure former presidential candidate and Texas Congressman […]

Franchise and Excise Tax Break an option for South Knox Businesses?

Headlines lit up two weeks ago, when the Focus broke the story that Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett would seek tax relief from Nashville to aid South Knoxville businesses owners who have been affected by the closure of the Henley Street Bridge. The TDOT announcement that the bridge’s opening would be delayed another 6 months […]

Knox County Commission to consider a resolution in support of an elected school superintendent…

At today’s Knox County Commission work session Commissioner David Wright proposed resolution R-13-2-903. The resolution reads: “Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee expressing support of SB916/HB 741 providing for elected School Superintendents in the State of Tennessee.” The resolution was passed on to full commission without discussion. If the measure passes Knox County […]

Hammond addresses conflict of interest with PCSD

Commissioner Mike Hammond to Dr. Jim McIntyre: “As it pertains to the relationship with the head of security with the awarding of the PCSD contract and a potential conflict of interest…What are we doing in the future to prevent this?” “The relationship between Mr. Griffin and PCSD is under investigation. We’ve engaged attorney Ruth Ellis […]

Knox County Schools focuses on school safety, budget conversation

Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools, will join Knox County Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones and Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch to hold a Community Forum meeting centered on student safety and school security.  The Community Forum will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 6 p.m. at Amherst Elementary School located […]