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 […]

The Knoxville Focus for December 23, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for December 23, 2019

Pension Board may be added to lawsuit By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com Chancery Judge John Weaver quizzed attorney John Owings Thursday morning about the Knox County Retirement and Pension Board entering the lawsuit between Knox County Citizens and Knox County. The suit, which doesn’t include the pension board as a party, is being delayed […]

The Knoxville Focus for June 17, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for June 17, 2019

Sapngler Golf Classic ‘blessed’ by friends, family, weather and turnout By Steve Williams The second Tom Spangler Golf Classic “doubled” in size and the weather Friday at Three Ridges Golf Course to benefit first-year Knox County Sheriff Spangler couldn’t have been better. Spangler’s first tournament was in October of 2017 at Gettysvue Country Club and […]

The Knoxville Focus for June 3, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for June 3, 2019

Recode meeting long, confrontational By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The year of 2019 may well be remembered as the year Knoxville City Council struggled with Recode. A second marathon session on Recode became exhausting and labored as the city council once again tried to correct the working changes to zoning and building standards. The special called […]

The Knoxville Focus for May 28, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for May 28, 2019

Penny Schwinn visits South Knox Elementary By Ken Lay Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn made a stop in Knoxville Wednesday morning and came to South Knoxville Elementary School. Her stay was brief but the morning was busy for Schwinn, who gave the opening remarks at the school’s fifth-grade graduation. Following her time at that ceremony, […]

The Knoxville Focus for May 20, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for May 20, 2019

Mayoral candidates field questions from Town Hall East By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com If four of the candidates for Knoxville city mayor agree on anything they agree that the Recode effort needs to be postponed or stopped. Town Hall East asked the candidates their opinions on the ongoing rewrite of zoning regulations and other topics at […]

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