Knoxville Focus for Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Knoxville Focus for Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus. School Board budget may not get approved By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com A combined meeting of the Knox County Commission and Board of Education Tuesday night at Ijam’s Nature Center saw the school board continuing to push for additional funding. Commission, for the most part, agreed that teachers need […]

Knoxville Focus for Monday, May 19, 2014

Knoxville Focus for Monday, May 19, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus online. Haslam signs ‘Tennessee Promise’ into law Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam held a ceremonial bill signing at Fulton High School last week for HB 2491/SB2471, the “Tennessee Promise.” The historic proposal, which was approved overwhelmingly by the General Assembly, commits to providing two years of community college or […]

Knoxville Focus for May 12, 2014

Knoxville Focus for May 12, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus. Rountree Defeats Trainor in School Board Race By Focus Staff The first round of voting in the races for the Knox County Board of Education is over and there will be at least one new fresh fresh face sitting on the Board come September. “I’m still in shock,” […]

Knoxville Focus for May 5, 2014

Knoxville Focus for May 5, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus online. South Knox Rallies for Rountree By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Thursday evening at the Round Up Restaurant on Sevierville Pike,  Amber Rountree could not have been more busy, greeting supporter after supporter pouring inside. The first-time school board candidate received each guest graciously, answering questions and listening. And […]

The Knoxville Focus for April 28, 2014

The Knoxville Focus for April 28, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus. School Board Incumbents Get a Failing Grade By Steve Hunley, Publisher publisher@knoxfocus.com We constantly hear from the school administration just how good our schools are. We are constantly inundated with self-promoting press releases bragging about graduation rates and the like.  Yet there’s been dead silence about the most […]

Knoxville Focus for April 21, 2014

Knoxville Focus for April 21, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus online. Knox County School Board asks for even more By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Promoting their budget request as a 2.5% pay increase for teachers, the  Knox County Board of Education passed a $432,335,000 budget last Monday, even surpassing what Superintendent James McIntyre had presented to the Board before […]

Knoxville Focus for April 14, 2014

Knoxville Focus for April 14, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus online. Sheriff JJ Jones running on experience and accomplishments By David Klein Running on his experience, Knox County Sherriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones said he was proud of his accomplishments over the last four years. Jones was appointed sheriff in January 2007, and reappointed on February 20, 2008.  He […]

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