The Knoxville Focus for June 29, 2020

The Knoxville Focus for June 29, 2020

$1,500 bonus for deputies in approved Knox budget By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com Knox County Sheriff Tom Spangler’s persistence won out Wednesday with a victorious split vote granting a bonus to his deputies. The county commission also passed the amended budget that included the bonus payments during the special session. The sheriff’s department discovered […]

The Knoxville Focus for June 15, 2020

The Knoxville Focus for June 15, 2020

Central football team receives title rings, surprise visit at ceremony By Ken Lay The 2019 Central High School football team got its Class 5A State Championship rings Thursday at Dan Y. Boring Stadium. The rings were the jewels that culminated a second consecutive championship. The ceremony, which was conducted with social distancing protocols in place, […]

The Knoxville Focus for June 1, 2020

The Knoxville Focus for June 1, 2020

Has Burlington been forgotten? By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com The residents of Burlington are wondering if the City of Knoxville has abandoned them. Funds were granted back two years ago for business facade renovations and the city offered a tax credit for rehabilitation of structures. But since then, the 2.19 square mile community with […]

Odds & Ends of This & That, VI

Odds & Ends of This & That, VI

By Steve Hunley Officer, I’m Being Robbed! Do City of Knoxville police officers make too much money?  That is the inference from a news release by the City Council Movement.  If you haven’t been paying attention, the City Council Movement says its mission is to “strengthen the people’s political power by holding elected officials accountable […]

The Knoxville Focus for May 18, 2020

The Knoxville Focus for May 18, 2020

Mark Campen, Courtney Shea honored by Fountain City By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com Honor Fountain City Day has been a Memorial Day highlight for many years. The members of Fountain City Town Hall have hosted the celebration of their community but this year the coronavirus pandemic has caused the cancellation. Although the gathering won’t […]

The Knoxville Focus for March 30, 2020

The Knoxville Focus for March 30, 2020

Council passes bond issues and home delivery of beer By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com In an online video conference of the Knoxville City Council on Zoom, several important bond issuance resolutions passed. Maybe more immediately important was an emergency ordinance introduced by Councilman Andrew Roberto to permit home delivery of beer. “It went pretty […]

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