The Knoxville Focus for January 28, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for January 28, 2019

Rep. Dunn accepts the Champion of Choice Award   Last week school choice advocate Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show presented the Tennessee Federation for Children’s Champion of Choice award to Representative Bill Dunn (R-Knoxville). Accepting the award, Representative Bill Dunn said, “I really do appreciate this award, and I hope that one day […]

The Knoxville Focus for January 21, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for January 21, 2019

Commissioners may decide who pays Pension Suit lawyers By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Knox County Commission meets in work session Tuesday to possibly decide which county department pays the $165,000 lawyer fees in the settlement of the suit against the Knox County Retirement and Pension Board. The commission meets on Tuesday because all City-County offices […]

The Knoxville Focus for January 14, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for January 14, 2019

City discusses complicated Tennova purchase   By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The city’s plans to purchase the Tennova Physicians Regional Medical Center are more complicated than first announced with many variables playing into the proposal. Deputy Mayor Bill Lyons and Chief Operating Officer David Brace explained the twists and turns of the deal to relocate the […]

The Knoxville Focus for January 7, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for January 7, 2019

Brock’s spirit endures as RAM prepares for free Knoxville Clinic By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Stan Brock, founder of Remote Area Medical, passed away last August but his spirit will be with the organization as they prepare for the 1,000th medical clinic. Held at Chilhowee Park’s Jacob building at 3301 East Magnolia Avenue over three days […]

The Knoxville Focus for December 31, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for December 31, 2018

Fountain City Auction Kicks Off New Year With Huge Advertisement Auction By Amy Box Fellhoelter You can’t put a price tag on reminiscing over a display of vintage Pepsi-Cola wooden crates or a five-cent gumball machine, but coming to the 14th Annual Advertisement Auction at Fountain City Auction will let you relive days of ole […]

The Knoxville Focus for December 17, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for December 17, 2018

Halls cheerleaders, Bearden basketball players are among holiday helpers By Steve Williams Halls’ cheerleaders and the Bearden boys’ basketball team have been among local high school student-athletes helping during the holidays. The Halls girls worked at the annual Fantasy of Trees, which benefits the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville and also was scheduled to […]

The Knoxville Focus for December 10, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for December 10, 2018

Richie Beeler appointed to 8th District seat By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com After five rounds of voting, Richie Beeler, a person with four generations of roots in Corryton, was selected to replace Dave Wright as commissioner representing the 8th District of Knox County. The candidates who had applied for the seat included Beeler, Phil Ballard, Krystal […]