Design details for proposed Magnolia Avenue streetscape improvements available on city’s website

Design details for proposed Magnolia Avenue streetscape improvements available on city’s website

  Eager to see design plans for a proposed $6 to $8 million City of Knoxville investment that would transform a six-block section of Magnolia Avenue between Jessamine Street and North Bertrand Street? Have suggestions to improve the streetscapes designs? Visit www.knoxvilletn.gov/magnolia for the latest renderings and plan details that were presented at a Thursday, […]

Knox County Government Offices that are closed or opening late on Thursday, Jan. 21

Knox County Government Offices that are closed or opening late on Thursday, Jan. 21

The following Knox County Government Offices will be closed or opening late on Thursday, Jan. 21:   Closed: Offices reporting to the County Mayor (including libraries, senior centers, veteran services, health department and solid waste convenience centers) Law Department Trustee District Attorney General County Clerk (Downtown and all satellite offices) Criminal, Criminal Sessions and 4th […]

Governor Haslam Proclaims Jan. 24-30 “Tennessee School Choice Week”

Tennessee students, communities to hold over 200 events as part of nation’s largest-ever celebration of school choice Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has proclaimed January 24-30, 2016 as “School Choice Week” in Tennessee. Governor Haslam joins more than two dozen other governors and 210 mayors and county leaders nationwide in issuing proclamations. With more than 200 events […]

Chairman Alexander Announces Committee Schedule for “Step by Step” Consideration of Biomedical Innovation Bills

Feb. 9 meeting will be 1st of 3 to produce companion legislation to 21st Century Cures Act already passed by House    “The House has completed its work on the 21st Century Cures Act. The president has announced his support for a precision medicine initiative and a cancer ‘moonshot.’ It is urgent that the Senate […]

Knox County Government Closings for Wednesday, January 20

The following Knox County Government Offices will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 20: Offices reporting to the Knox County Mayor (including libraries, senior centers, veteran services, health department and solid waste convenience centers) Knox County Criminal, Criminal Sessions, and 4th Circuit Court Clerk Knox County District Attorney General Knox County Election Commission Knox County Clerk Knox […]

Thin Skinned

By Joe Rector Weather during Christmas 2015 was wet, but the temperatures were warm, so much so that I wondered if we were actually someplace much closer to the Florida coast. However, winter showed its ugly teeth this past week and reminded us that it still has plenty of time to make life miserable before […]

‘State of the School’ Addressed at South Doyle Middle School

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com Last Tuesday, Principal Taiwo Sutton and the administrative team from South Doyle Middle School hosted a “State of the School” address. The school has been in the news recently with reports of fights and discipline, and behavior problems. Linda Holtzclaw, a 32 year veteran teacher, resigned from SDMS mid-semester last fall, […]

The Chalk Board for January 18, 2016

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com Special Called Board of Education Meeting – Tuesday, Jan. 19 School Board Chairman Doug Harris has scheduled a special called meeting of the Knox County Board of Education for Tuesday, January 19 to discuss a potential resignation agreement and a possible buyout of the superintendent’s contract. The Special Called meeting will […]

A Quarter of a Million Dollars to Resign?

By Sally Absher abshers@knoxfocus.com When the news broke two weeks ago that Director of Schools Jim McIntyre was resigning, there were mixed reactions. Of course, those connected to the (Haslam) establishment bemoaned the loss of their “star quarterback,” citing gains in student achievement and graduation rates. One only has to look at a recent email […]

Rosie’s World

By Rosie Moore The first week of the New Year 2016 I was whining and moaning and groaning because things were not working out the way I thought they should. Once again my little book “My Daily Psalms & Prayers” came to my rescue. This is what it said on January 6th. “Dear Heavenly Father, […]

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