The Knoxville Focus for February 15, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for February 15, 2016

McMillan Questions State Officials Over Failed Test By Focus Staff Mike McMillan, East Knox County’s member of the Knox County Board of Education, has queried state officials about the failed TN-Ready testing.  State education officials had to advise superintendents across Tennessee that students would have to go back to using paper and pencils to take […]

The Knoxville Focus for February 1, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for February 1, 2016

Candidate forum draws crowd By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Knox County Commission candidate forum Thursday evening at the Emporium on Gay Street drew a sizable crowd to hear those people with primary opposition speak. Candidates with no opposition in their Republican or Democratic Primary did not appear. The event, sponsored by the League of Women […]

The Knoxville Focus for January 25, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for January 25, 2016

McIntyre Contract Settlement Agreement Approved By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com The KCS Board of Education approved a contract settlement at a special called meeting last Tuesday, January 19. Dr. McIntyre will be “voluntarily” resigning on July 8, 2016, and will be receiving a lump sum payment of one year salary ($227,256) on or before February 15. […]

The Knoxville Focus for January 11, 2016

Susan Horn Kicks off School Board Campaign By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com Susan Horn hosted a well-attended campaign kick-off last Friday evening at the Milestones Event Center in Farragut.  Over 75 supporters and several elected officials attended the event. Susan and her husband Brad have lived in the 5th District for 14 years. They have two […]

The Knoxville Focus for January 4, 2016

KAT seeking more input with public meetings By Dan Andrews andrewsd@knoxfocus.com Downtown Knoxville has undergone many changes recently. From a new parking garage to new apartment buildings, the need for the trolley service continues to evolve. To adjust to new needs, Knoxville Area Transit recently completed a survey of over 500 riders. KAT is incorporating […]

The Knoxville Focus for December 28, 2015

Knox County Commission votes ‘NO’ on McIntyre Contract By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Knox County Commission shot a cannon across the bow of the school board Monday afternoon, voting 9-2 against the Knox County Board of Education’s contract extention with Superintendent Jim McIntyre. So the vote by the commission, in effect, was a “no confidence” […]

The Knoxville Focus for December 21, 2015

Bridge makeover graces downtown By Dan Andrews andrewsd@knoxfocus.com A year ago, the Henley Street Pedestrian Bridge was a dilapidated eyesore that greeted people as they drove off the interstate to enter downtown Knoxville. To change that, the City of Knoxville and the Public Building Authority began the project to turn the pedestrian bridge into a […]

The Knoxville Focus for December 14, 2015

Food City Shoppers Fight Against Hunger Since 1992, Food City, in partnership with their customers, has conducted an annual campaign to raise funds for local non-profit hunger relief organizations. The holiday promotion “Race Against Hunger” is co-sponsored by Kellogg’s. “Hunger is a serious problem throughout our region.  Food City and Kellogg’s are proud to be […]

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