Knoxville Focus for March 16, 2015

    Broadway, I-640 plans detailed By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Tennessee Department of Transportation has big plans to rework an area of Broadway north of I-640 over the next couple of years and most Fountain City residents seem pleased. Most, but not all. The homeowners along Greenway Drive and those streets between Greenway and […]

Knoxville Focus for March 9, 2015

Game On Against Cancer By Garrett Strand The fourth annual “Game On Against Cancer” benefit was held Friday at Games & Things with all the money raised going to the Thompson Cancer Survival Center. The event featured games, food, music, a silent auction and a big screen theater room to watch the Lady Vols game […]

Knoxville Focus for March 2, 2015

Winter Storm Continues By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Snow and ice continued to be a hazard in Knox County last week as one snow followed another and the schools remained closed. So did a lot of government functions and meetings. When county schools are closed so are most Knox County Offices. The E-911 called meeting to […]

Knoxville Focus for February 23, 2015

Arctic Blast: Businesses, Government, Schools affected by winter weather By Mike Steely steelym@Knoxfocus.com By far the biggest news story last week was the freezing weather. It touched everyone and was harsher on some than others. It was a week that will be remembered for a long time. Last Monday and Monday evening was a nightmare of […]

Knoxville Focus for February 16, 2015

Hopson Elected as KCEA President By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Lauren Hopson, the founder of Students, Parents and Educators Across Knox County (SPEAK) and a teacher advocate who has been outspoken concerning Superintendent James McIntyre and school policies, has been elected by fellow Knox County Education Association (KCEA) members as their new president. Hopson challenged current […]

Knoxville Focus for February 9, 2015

Knoxville Focus for February 9, 2015

  Sidewalks, Apartments and a Speedy Agenda By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The next Knoxville mayor will get a $12,500 pay raise, the Rogers Group, Inc. will get a contract of more than $7,467,712 for street paving, and the city’s Wayfinding Project will increase the contract to Jarvis Award, Sign and Flag Company by $23,952. It […]

Knoxville Focus for February 2, 2105

Leadership of KCEA challenged By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com 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 steelym@knoxfocus.com 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 steelym@knoxfocus.com 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 […]

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