High-Tech Vans Collect Traffic Sign Data For City Engineering

High-Tech Vans Collect Traffic Sign Data For City Engineering

The City of Knoxville has begun a new project to inventory the location and condition of street signs and guardrails within City limits. A van equipped with high-precision instruments that specialize in data collection began roaming several streets in South Knoxville this month as a trial run before the citywide effort begins in March.   […]

Commission to consider $35.9 in bonds

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Because today is Presidents’ Day, the Knox County Commission will hold its workshop meeting Tuesday night and consider approving $35.9 million in obligation bonds. The bonds would be used for various purposes including improvements to courtrooms, corrective and detention facilities, libraries, parks and recreation facilities, public buildings and road, bridges and […]

Gladiators

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I would not qualify as a sports fan, at least not by comparison to my sister- and mother-in-law. If Becky or I have questions about sports or the Vols, we don’t query Siri or Google, we call Mama-Jo. It’s probably good that I was out of town last week after my […]

The Little Mission

By Rosie Moore The little mission was located on East Vine Street, just a few doors away from South Duke Street, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. I don’t remember when it was built, I do remember seeing photographs of a tree growing along the curbside, but it wasn’t there when I started going there. I lived a […]

False Promises

By Joe Rector I’ve listened to plenty of presidential campaign promises. The Republicans and Democrats assure the public that they’ll save us money, provide more benefits for us, and cut spending. The old saying never held more truth: “You know when a politician is lying? When his mouth moves!” I’m just about over some of […]

The Hot Southern Mess Boutique is HOT!

The Hot Southern Mess Boutique is HOT!

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The latest in women’s fashion with a flair opened last month and is already drawing customers and praise. The Hot Southern Mess Boutique is located at 3501 Tazewell Pike in the same building as Symmetry Salon and Spa and is the creation of Amanda Love. The boutique has the latest styles […]

I See… Love

By Ralphine Major When I look at them, I see compassion. Dedication. Respect.  I  see comfort. Contentment. Devotion.  I see smiles. Laughter. And love. Larry Bohanan snapped this picture of Jim and Lib McCluskey at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church last December.   As Pastor Emeritus, Jim had given the opening remarks for The Living Christmas Tree.  […]

The Chalk Board for February 15, 2016

By Sally Absher     Legislators Scramble to Address TNReady Test Problems Senate Education Committee Chairman Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) and Senate Government Operations Committee Chairman Mike Bell (R-Riceville) have announced a joint meeting to look at facts surrounding the implementation of the TNReady Test.   Gresham said the purpose of the meeting is to assist the […]

TN (NOT) Ready

By Sally Absher Last week the State Department of Education acknowledged what many of us already knew – Tennessee is NOT ready for TNReady, the new online assessment. Despite numerous, repeated warnings that TNReady wasn’t ready for prime time, the State forged ahead, telling us that everything was wonderful! After a computer glitch halted online […]

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