Knoxville Focus for February 2, 2105

Leadership of KCEA challenged By Mike Steely A contest for leadership of the Knox County Education Association (KCEA) is underway that could see a more proactive leadership and new officers for the 2,000-member teachers group. The monthly Representative Assembly was held at KCEA headquarters at 2411 East Magnolia last Monday afternoon. KCEA President Tanya […]

Knoxville Focus for January 26 2015

Cate enjoys homecoming at Halls Invitational By Ken Lay Alex Cate returned to his high school wrestling home recently. Cate, now the wrestling coach at Seymour High School, brought his Eagles to the Halls Invitational. The tournament not only provided Cate, a 2004 Halls High graduate, a chance to return to North Knox County. It […]

Knoxville Focus for January 19, 2015

Schoonmaker selected for 5th District Seat By Mike Steely John R. Schoonmaker, Chairman of the Knox County Board of Zoning Appeals and once a former candidate who stood for election to 5th District seat in 2008, was selected in a split vote by the Knox County Commission to replace Dr. Richard Briggs as that […]

Knoxville Focus for January 12, 2015

President Obama Visits East Tennessee By Mike Steely The quick visit to Knoxville and Clinton Friday was President Barack Obama’s first visit to Knoxville as Commander in Chief and his proposal of a nation-wide two year college education, patterned after Tennessee’s Promise, was well received by local citizens. President Obama, joined in the visit […]

Knoxville Focus for January 5, 2015

Sign Task Force to meet again By Mike Steely After almost three years of revisions and debate in public meetings, Knoxville’s voluminous Sign Ordinance proposal seems to be no closer to being passed than it was in February 2012, when a task force was appointed to revise the various ordinances. The task force’s initial idea […]

Knoxville Focus for December 29, 2014

Historic Moses School Building announced as site for Emerald Academy By Focus Staff Knox County’s first public charter school has found a home. Emerald Charter Schools recently purchased the Historic Moses School Building building in Mechanicsville from Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley for its Emerald Academy. Emerald Academy is a free, independently […]

Knoxville Focus for December 22, 2014

    A Beautiful Day for a Parade Hundreds of excited residents lined Chapman Highway on a beautiful Saturday, December 13th as The 21st Annual Seymour Community Christmas Parade, a charity event to benefit needy families in Seymour, made its way along its customary path.  With a Seymour Volunteer Fire Department truck as lead, it […]

Knoxville Focus for December 8, 2014

Seymour holding 21st Annual Christmas Parade The Seymour Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the 21st Annual Seymour Community Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. This year’s parade theme is “Home for the Holidays,” a wonderful tribute to welcome our loved ones home this holiday season.  The Chamber is […]

Knoxville Focus for December 1, 2014

Internal Auditor Empowered? By Mike Steely The superintendent of schools may be called back before the Knox County Commission to answer questions regarding the Physical Plant Upgrade (PPU) funds being used in the construction of schools. The Audit Committee met in a long session last Tuesday and requested the Chief Deputy Law Director, David […]

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