The Knoxville Focus for January 15, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for January 15, 2018

Tom Spangler for Sheriff Campaign Opens Headquarters By Focus Staff With the holidays over and a new year underway, the 2018 political season has begun. Tom Spangler, Republican candidate for Knox County Sheriff, opened his campaign headquarters last week on 1601 Western Avenue. In a two-day event, occurring over Thursday and Saturday, Spangler treated guests […]

The Knoxville Focus for January 8, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for January 8, 2018

Scholars’ Bowl begins tonight on PBS By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com What happens when you have top students from area high schools competing to see who knows the most Literature, Science, Art, Math, Geography, Government, Music, Sports and History trivia? See for yourself when the East Tennessee PBS Scholars’ Bowl kicks off its 34th season tonight […]

The Knoxville Focus for December 11, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for December 11, 2017

Leadership Academy Terminated By Anne Primm Wednesday’s Knox County School Board Meeting was called to order at 5:02 p.m. by Chairwoman Patti Bounds. Fourth District Representative Lynne Fugate led the Pledge of Allegiance after the moment of silence. Bounds followed by asking for changes to the agenda at which time the 1st District Representative, Gloria […]

The Knoxville Focus for November 27, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for November 27, 2017

Short-term rentals approved for ALL residential zones By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Despite continual opposition from some neighborhood groups the Knoxville City Council passed, on a split vote, a short-term rental policy for every residential neighborhood. Only two council members, Duane Grieve and Nick Della Volpe, opposed the final 6-2 vote. Councilman George Wallace was absent […]

The Knoxville Focus for November 20, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for November 20, 2017

Rogero asks council to table Historic Overlay By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Responding to concerns voiced by the two elected officials from East Knoxville, Mayor Madeline Rogero is asking the city council to table the proposed historic overlay in the Parkridge neighborhood. The council had passed the expansion on First Reading in their November 7th meeting […]

The Knoxville Focus for Monday, November 6, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for Monday, November 6, 2017

Dave Wright kicks off his Tennessee legislative race By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com In an evening that filled the house at the Corryton Senior Center, Commissioner Dave Wright kicked off his campaign for the state legislature. Surrounded by fellow citizens, elected officials and retiring State Representative Harry Brooks, Commissioner Wright seemed to know everyone who attended. […]

The Knoxville Focus for October 30, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for October 30, 2017

9th Year a ‘Reason for Celebration’ By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The house was packed Thursday during the 9th Annual Pink Ribbon Celebration, which saluted Breast Cancer Survivors and raised funds for the Compassion in Action fund, at the Grande Event Center in North Knoxville. WBIR’s Robin Wilhoit and B97.5’s Michele Silva welcomed the full house […]

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