The Knoxville Focus for December 7, 2015

The Gift of Joy through Music By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Frank Graffeo, Executive Director of the Joy of Music School, was surprised Thursday with a donation from Steve Hunley, Fountain City Auction, The Knoxville Focus, and Fountain City Antiques Market. Electric and acoustic guitars, violins, a clarinet, a flute, a trumpet and many other items […]

The Knoxville Focus for Monday, November 30, 2015

Pilot Flying J to sponsor Battle at Bristol By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “College Football’s Biggest Ever” game just might live up to its slogan with some 150,000 fans watching the UT Volunteers face the Virginia Tech Hokies next September at the Bristol Motor Speedway. The game at the speedway, almost ten years in planning, will […]

The Knoxville Focus for November 23, 2015

Area Holiday Events “Twas the Night Before Christmas” is the theme for the Clinton Christmas Parade.  It will take place Saturday, December 5, 2015, at 6:00 p.m.  For more information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at (865)457-2559.   The Corryton Christmas Parade will take place Saturday, December 12 at 2:00 p.m. Line-up starts at 12:30 […]

The Knoxville Focus for November 16, 2015

Carson Dailey kicks off campaign for County Commission By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Carson Dailey, a South Knox County leader and vice chairman of the Board of Zoning and Appeals, kicked off his campaign for the District 9 County Commission seat Thursday evening at the Candora Marble Works in Vestal.  Attending were current 9th District Commissioner […]

The Knoxville Focus for November 9, 2015

Wright, McMillan Kick Off Campaigns By David Klein Local residents had nothing but high praise for District 8 Knox County Commission Chairman Dave Wright and District 8 School Board Representative Mike McMillan’s efforts in getting a Gibbs Middle School approved during a joint campaign kick off for the duo’s reelections last week. Dale Hall praised […]

The Knoxville Focus for November 2, 2015

Law Director Bud Armstrong kicks off re-election campaign By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The crowd to kick off Richard (Bud) Armstrong’s campaign for re-election as Knox County Law Director was a collection of various elected and former county officials, candidates for office, supporters, and well-wishers. They filled the banquet hall at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in […]

The Knoxville Focus for Monday, October 26, 2015

Tony Norman Kicks Off School Board Campaign By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com Tony Norman kicked off his campaign for the Third District seat on the Knox County Board of Education last week, with a reception Thursday evening at the Cedar Bluff Holiday Inn. In announcing his candidacy, Norman said, “As you know, the past few years […]

The Knoxville Focus for Monday, October 19, 2015

A GREAT DAY FOR GIBBS Celebrating the Future Gibbs Middle School By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “It’s finally happened and we’re here to celebrate,” said Board of Education member Mike McMillan Saturday. Hundreds of people gathered at the future site of the Gibbs Middle School to celebrate the new school location. “It’s 24 years we’ve been […]

The Knoxville Focus for Monday, October 12, 2015

  October Board of Education Meetings Yield Unexpected Outcomes By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com The Board of Education sped through their regular meeting agenda in under an hour last week, thanks in part to deferring two Board Policies and tabling a controversial document defining communication and information requests for the Board. At Monday’s work session, Karen […]

The Knoxville Focus for October 5, 2015

Congratulations Mayor Rogero! By Steve Hunley   Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero made history by becoming the first woman to be elected to serve as the city’s chief executive.  In fact, Madeline Rogero was the first woman ever to be elected as mayor of one of Tennessee’s four big cities.  Nashville has just elected their first […]

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