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 […]

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 […]