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 […]

The Knoxville Focus for March 4, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for March 4, 2019

City may increase funds for affordable housing   By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Plans for two apartment complexes, one at Pond Gap and the other on Young High Pike, were approved to receive development funding by the Knoxville City Council Tuesday. The proposed apartments at Pond Gap are strongly opposed by residents there, especially along Hollywood […]

The Knoxville Focus for February 25, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for February 25, 2019

Recode work session raises more questions By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com As Knoxville’s Recode effort moves into its fifth draft several neighborhood leaders and some city council members are continuing to question the necessity of changing all the zoning regulations. The two-year effort to revise 50-year-old rules regarding residential property saw a long council work session […]

The Knoxville Focus for February 18, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for February 18, 2019

Governor Bill Lee visits South-Doyle to discuss vocational programs By Amy Box Fellhoelter On his first trip as governor to Knox County, Governor Bill Lee discussed expanding access to vocational, technical, and agricultural Career Technical Education (CTE) programs for high school students throughout the state at a roundtable discussion held at South-Doyle High School last […]