Knoxville Focus for November 10, 2014

Another School System Scandal By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com Last Wednesday during the regular KCS BOE meeting, Amber Rountree initiated a request for an external forensic audit of the Knox County Schools credit cards. Rountree made the request after seeing media reports detailing the termination of Roger Underwood, the district’s accounts payable supervisor. Underwood admitted to […]

Knoxville Focus for November 3, 2014

Four Central Alumni Honored Two artists, a decorated career veteran and a noted educator are the distinguished alumni nominated to the Central High School “Wall of Fame” for 2014. This year’s honorees are Chloe Ault Harrington, Class of 1935, an award-winning Fountain City artist; Lieutenant Colonel Al Bundren (d. 2006), decorated West Point graduate with […]

The Knoxville Focus for October 27, 2014

Rowe attends forum, opponents absent By Focus Staff Knox County Commissioners Amy Broyles and Jeff Ownby hosted a Town Hall meeting at West High School on last Thursday. The event was titled, “Campaigns and Elections.” The idea came from a conference attended last spring by the two commissioners. The conference was the annual National Association […]

Knoxville Focus for October 20, 2014

Jamie Rowe Working Hard in School Board Race Second District BOE Candidates Square Off Before Early Voting By Sally Absher sallyabsher@gmail.com Last week was busy for Second District Board of Education candidates Charlotte Dorsey, Jamie Rowe, and Tracie Sanger. The trio began the week participating in the League of Women Voter’s (LWV) candidate forum at […]

Knoxville Focus for October 13, 2014

Cash Mob a hit at Alvin Frye’s Exxon Station By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com There were so many people coming by Alvin Frye’s Exxon Station Saturday that you’d think it was a going away party, but Alvin isn’t going anywhere. The 91 year old said that he and the new landowners have reached an agreement that […]

Knoxville Focus for October 6, 2014

Commissioners respond to PPU Audit By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The internal audit report on the school system’s use of Physical Plan Upgrade funds was released last week to the Audit Committee and County Commission.  The audit found some questionable, but not criminal, use of that money. “We found the PPU accounting process could be improved,” […]

Knoxville Focus for September 29, 2014

Golden Cloggers retire By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The South Knoxville Senior Center’s Golden Cloggers were honored at Shoney’s Restaurant on Alcoa Highway last Thursday. The last three active cloggers were joined by former cloggers and well-wishers as they officially hung up their tap shoes. Williamsburg Villas, one of the many venues the group frequented, sponsored […]

Knoxville Focus for September 22, 2014

  092214_Knoxville_Focus Plan to spend extra income passes By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Mayor Madeline Rogero’s plans to use $4.3 million in unexpected tax revenue for several projects got some kick-back from Councilman Nick Della Volpe Tuesday during the city council meeting. Della Volpe suggested saving 25% for a “rainy day” and said he doesn’t “know […]

Knoxville Focus for September 15, 2014

Link for pdf below story. Repairs to begin on Historic Fountain City Lake By Steve Williams After over at least 15 months, the draining of Historic Fountain City Lake will begin Thursday and plans are to start repair work on the leaky landmark next Monday. “We had a meeting today (Sept. 11) with the contracting […]

Knoxville Focus for September 8, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus. Rowe Kicks Off School Board Campaign By Mike Steely steelm@knoxfocus.com Although she has been involved with her community, schools, and volunteering for several years, Jamie Rowe has never sought public office. Until now. Tomorrow, at 5 p.m., Rowe will kick off her campaign for the Second District Seat […]

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