The Knoxville Focus for May 1, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for May 1, 2017

Communities work together in Sevier fire recovery By Ken Lay PIGEON FORGE — Sevier County was devastated by Gatlinburg wildfires in November, 2016 but Gatlinburg and the surrounding communities couldn’t be kept down long. The long recovery has begun and on Thursday business leaders from Gatlinburg, Sevierville and Pigeon Forge convened at a luncheon to […]

The Knoxville Focus for April 24, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for April 24, 2017

Halls marks milestone for outdoor classroom By Ken Lay   The air smelled of barbecue and the Halls High School band’s saxophone ensemble played a few classic jazz tunes while the community’s schools celebrated a milestone anniversary for the Halls High School outdoor classroom Thursday night. The classroom benefits students in all areas at HHS, […]

The Knoxville Focus for March 27, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for March 27, 2017

County Commission questions Care Center location By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Former Knox County Commissioner Mike Brown sat up front during the commission’s work session last week and listened to the many, many questions coming from the elected officials about the proposed Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center. For eight years Brown spearheaded the commission’s efforts to […]

The Knoxville Focus for March 13, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for March 13, 2017

Urgent Care Center gets quick approval By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com What was thought to be the most disputed item before the planning commission Thursday, the approval of the Helen Ross McNabb Behavior Health Urgent Care Center, passed with little debate. Neighborhood homeowners left the meeting talking of appealing the decision to city council. John Zimmerman, […]

The Knoxville Focus for March 6, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for March 6, 2017

Board of Education Approves Two Superintendent Candidates By Pete Gawda With little discussion at their meeting on Wednesday evening the Knox County Board of Education readily approved Knox County Assistant Superintendent Bob Thomas and current Hamblen County Superintendent Dale Lynch for consideration for superintendent. But it seems some board members felt there should be a […]