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 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 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 “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 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 […]

The Knoxville Focus for September 28, 2015

  City Primary Tomorrow By Mike Steely The city-wide primary election for mayor, city council, and municipal judge is tomorrow following a low turnout for early voting. At close of early voting Thursday, the Election Commission reported a total of 2002 votes being cast along with 588 absentees, bringing the total to 2590 votes. […]

The Knoxville Focus for September 21, 2015

The Knoxville Focus for September 21, 2015

Here comes Hollerpalooza! By Mike Steely The event may have not taken place last year but North Knoxville’s Happy Hollerpalooza is back and bigger than ever this year. The expanded street fair opens Saturday, September 26 from noon until 5 p.m. with more than 40 vendors. Happy Holler is a nationally recognized historic area […]

The Knoxville Focus for September 14, 2015

Area seniors remember 9/11 By Ken Lay A group of area senior citizens commemorated the 14th anniversary of 9/11 Friday at the John O’Connor Senior Center by remembering the first responders who were injured or perished. In addition to remembering those heroes, the group of 200 seniors also participated in disaster preparedness discussions. Many of […]

The Knoxville Focus for September 8, 2015

Dave Wright elected County Commission Chairman By Mike Steely By a vote of the Knox County Commission, Commissioner Dave Wright of the 8th District was elected chairman during a called meeting Tuesday.  In a split vote Commissioner Bob Thomas, serving his first term as At-Large Seat 10, was selected to be vice chairman. “I […]