The Knoxville Focus for June 6, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for June 6, 2016

Area mayors discuss loss of jail funding By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com A meeting of East Tennessee Mayors  Thursday saw a discussion of the loss of state funds for state prisoners being housed in county jail. Maryville’s mayor, Tom Taylor, began the discussion by saying that Blount County’s seven mayors met on the situation last week […]

The Knoxville Focus for May 31, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for May 31, 2016

CASA Volunteers, H.A.B.I.T. Dogs Sworn In By David Klein Tuesday morning at Knox County Juvenile Court, Juvenile Court Judge Timothy Irwin swore in ten CASA volunteers and eight H.A.B.I.T. service dogs with seven handlers for an oath of service to assist children affected by abuse and neglect. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates of EAST Tennessee) […]

The Knoxville Focus for May 9, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for May 9, 2016

ARMSTRONG ELECTED TO LEAD TENNESSEE COUNTY ATTORNEYS Knox County Law Director Richard “Bud” Armstrong has been elected President of the Tennessee County Attorneys Association (TCAA) at its Spring Conference held April 29-30, 2016 in Chattanooga. The TCAA consists of County Attorneys and their deputies from both urban and rural counties across the state of Tennessee. […]

The Knoxville Focus for April 18, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for April 18, 2016

Scenic Knoxville Celebrating Eight Years By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The local organization that fought and won a new sign ordinance for Knoxville, got a ban on digital signs and electronic message boards and continues to seek out and report abandoned signs will host a national speaker Wednesday, April 20th, and the public is invited. Scenic Knoxville […]

The Knoxville Focus for April 11, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for April 11, 2016

Buzz Thomas Appointed Interim Superintendent By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com Last week the Board of Education approved Oliver “Buzz” Thomas to be the Interim Superintendent of Knox County Schools. Thomas currently serves as President of Great Schools Partnership, a nonprofit organization best known for expanding the Community Schools Initiative begun at Pond Gap Elementary by UT’s […]

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