Let the Leadership Academy Go

Let the Leadership Academy Go

By Steve Hunley This Wednesday the Knox County Board of Education will vote whether or not to extend the life of the Leadership Academy, the brainchild and refuge of former Superintendent of Schools Jim McIntyre.  McIntyre is paid $180,000 annually for teaching three hours per week and while his salary evidently comes from various sources […]

Leadership at what cost?

Leadership at what cost?

By Anne Primm The Knox County School Board of Education’s End-of-Month Work Session was called to order by Chairwoman Patti Bounds on Monday, October 30, 2017. The first item on the agenda was a review and discussion of the Great Schools Partnership “Best Schools in the South” Campaign. Vice President of Operations at the Great […]

The Last Years of Nancy Kefauver

The Last Years of Nancy Kefauver

By Ray Hill Senator Estes Kefauver died on August 10, 1963 when his aorta burst.  Kefauver had died at Bethesda Naval Hospital and according to his biographer, Charles Fontenay, the senator had put off urgent surgery to await the arrival of his wife, who was vacationing with two of their daughters in Colorado.  Nancy Kefauver  […]

Knox County loaded with Class 5A playoff contenders

PHOTO BY KELLY KEARSE Cam Blakely, senior wide receiver and strong safety for Catholic, lets out a roar in the Irishmen's 59-21 Class 5A playoff win over Campbell County Friday night.

Knox County loaded with Class 5A playoff contenders

By Steve Williams Knox County will have six teams in Class 5A second-round playoff action this Friday night. Catholic (8-3) will host Fulton (9-2) after both teams posted lopsided wins in last week’s first-round games. The Irishmen toppled Campbell County 59-21, while the Falcons rolled past Lenoir City 50-6. Halls and South-Doyle will be meeting […]

Karns Middle School hosts Career Fair

Karns Middle School hosts Career Fair

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Is the eighth grade too early to begin making a career choice? Obviously not, at least not at Karns Middle School. Students that age are preparing for high school and considering what they might like to do with their lives, which courses to take, whether or not to go on to […]

Zoo Knoxville offers $1 admission November 9-12, 2017

  Advance ticket purchase and donation item for partner non-profits required.   Zoo Knoxville will be offering $1 admission with the donation of a non-perishable food item or pet food Nov. 9-12, 2017.   General zoo admission tickets for ages four and up are $1 each and parking is free Nov. 9-12, 2017.  To ensure […]

Reduce Your KUB Bill

~ From the City of Knoxville’s Office of Neighborhoods   If you are interested in learning how to reduce and manage your utility bill, attend the latest “Savings in the House” workshop at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at CAC, 2247 Western Avenue, in the community room, side B.   Offered by the Alliance to […]

Montgomery Village Tenant Association Elects Officers

~ From the City of Knoxville’s Office of Neighborhoods   Montgomery Village Tenant Association has announced its new officer team for the upcoming year, which the team says will be dedicated to expanding the positive impact that the Association already has in the neighborhood.   The new officers are Eric Schnicke, president; Diana Hill, vice […]

RiverHill Gateway to Host Fall Celebration

~ From the City of Knoxville’s Office of Neighborhoods   RiverHill Gateway Neighborhood Association is hosting an inaugural fall celebration to showcase improvements made to the neighborhood in recent years, as well as the attractions that are included within the group’s boundaries.   The event will take place from Noon-2 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 4, […]

Dave Wright Reception Tonight

Come visit with Dave Wright as he announces his candidacy for Tennessee State Representative District 19 Thursday, November 2nd 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Corryton Senior Center 9331 Davis Drive Corryton, TN 37721 Please join us for Food, Fun & Fellowship

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