Knoxville Focus for April 13, 2015

Tennessee River Tour Kicks Off In Knoxville By Dan Andrews As fire, police, and emergency service boats flanked a large environmental barge, the Mayor of Knoxville beamed with pride as she welcomed the crew from Living Lands and Waters Thursday afternoon. Chad Pregracke, Living Lands and Waters founder and president and 2013 “CNN Hero […]

Knoxville Focus for April 6, 2015

Board Discusses FY 2015-2016 Budget By Sally Absher The Board of Education spent the bulk of last week’s work session discussing Dr. McIntyre’s revised draft General Fund Budget for the 2015-2016 school year. McIntyre explained that since presenting his initial budget last month, “we have been able to make some progress on a couple […]

Knoxville Focus for March 30, 2015

Rogero Kicks Off Political Season By Mike Steely Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero kicked off the political season as she announced her intention to run for re-election Tuesday. Rogero, the first female to be elected as mayor of a larger city in Tennessee, drew a packed house of members of both political parties at The […]

Knoxville Focus for March 23, 2015

Volunteers needed for Ijams River Rescue Over the past several months, The Focus has been documenting the pollution problem of our Tennessee waterways on 24×  We will continue to document the water conditions on an ongoing basis.   With recent snow and heavy rain, the pollution problem has only become worse. Currently the good people at […]

Knoxville Focus for March 16, 2015

    Broadway, I-640 plans detailed By Mike Steely The Tennessee Department of Transportation has big plans to rework an area of Broadway north of I-640 over the next couple of years and most Fountain City residents seem pleased. Most, but not all. The homeowners along Greenway Drive and those streets between Greenway and […]

Knoxville Focus for March 9, 2015

Game On Against Cancer By Garrett Strand The fourth annual “Game On Against Cancer” benefit was held Friday at Games & Things with all the money raised going to the Thompson Cancer Survival Center. The event featured games, food, music, a silent auction and a big screen theater room to watch the Lady Vols game […]

Knoxville Focus for March 2, 2015

Winter Storm Continues By Mike Steely Snow and ice continued to be a hazard in Knox County last week as one snow followed another and the schools remained closed. So did a lot of government functions and meetings. When county schools are closed so are most Knox County Offices. The E-911 called meeting to […]

Knoxville Focus for February 23, 2015

Arctic Blast: Businesses, Government, Schools affected by winter weather By Mike Steely By far the biggest news story last week was the freezing weather. It touched everyone and was harsher on some than others. It was a week that will be remembered for a long time. Last Monday and Monday evening was a nightmare of […]

Knoxville Focus for February 16, 2015

Hopson Elected as KCEA President By Mike Steely Lauren Hopson, the founder of Students, Parents and Educators Across Knox County (SPEAK) and a teacher advocate who has been outspoken concerning Superintendent James McIntyre and school policies, has been elected by fellow Knox County Education Association (KCEA) members as their new president. Hopson challenged current […]

Knoxville Focus for February 2, 2105

Leadership of KCEA challenged By Mike Steely A contest for leadership of the Knox County Education Association (KCEA) is underway that could see a more proactive leadership and new officers for the 2,000-member teachers group. The monthly Representative Assembly was held at KCEA headquarters at 2411 East Magnolia last Monday afternoon. KCEA President Tanya […]

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