The Knoxville Focus for May 6, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for May 6, 2019

Governor’s ESA Legislation Passes! By Steve Hunley True to his word on the campaign trail last year, Governor Bill Lee asked the Tennessee General Assembly to pass his Educational Savings Account bill to give Tennessee families and students a choice in their future. Those Republicans in the legislature who stuck with Governor Lee, like Speaker […]

The Knoxville Focus for April 29, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for April 29, 2019

‘Grand Goals’ presented by Mayor Rogero By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “We still have a lot to accomplish,” Mayor Madeline Rogero told the large audience attending the “State of the City” budget address Friday. She also said she and her staff are “gearing up for a smooth transition” with whoever is elected as the city’s new […]

The Knoxville Focus for April 15, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for April 15, 2019

Vestal continues to deal with homeless By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Vestal Community Organization met last week and continued to wrestle with an increase in homeless people there. The meeting, at the South Knoxville Community Center, heard from Officer J. Claybough and President Eric Johnson on the issue. The meeting also heard from Ben and […]

The Knoxville Focus for March 11, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for March 11, 2019

McMillan Proven Right Career Magnet Academy Enrollment Doubles By Focus Staff Mike McMillan, East Knox County’s member of the board of education, led the fight to keep the Career Magnet Academy open.  McMillan vehemently resisted efforts by the school administration to close the doors of the CMA, accusing the school system of “never having properly […]