Frulatti now serving Farragut

Frulatti now serving Farragut

By Sarah Baker bakers@knoxfocus.com Have you been to West Town Mall lately and wondered what happened to your favorite smoothie place?  The beloved Frulatti Café and Bakery has moved to Farragut.  The new location is at West End Shopping Center at 129 West End Avenue just off of Lovell Road behind McDonalds. Owner Grace Gault […]

Five Questions with Silent Circle

Five Questions with Silent Circle

Silent Circle is a private encrypted communications service that is revolutionizing how the world communicates. The $20 monthly subscription service launches today and is built to encrypt email, voice, text and VOIP messages to and from your smart phone. Focus’ Dan Andrews talked to cofounder Michael Janke recently about the service. 1) Please explain to […]

Romney Increases Lead In Knox County

Romney Increases Lead In Knox County

By Focus Staff Mitt Romney has increased his lead since The Focus conducted its first poll on the presidential race in Knox County. Likely voters were asked the question, “If the election for President of the United States were held today, for whom would you vote, Barack Obama and Joe Biden or Mitt Romney and […]

McMillan Challenges Grievance Policy

McMillan Challenges Grievance Policy

Feels Good Teachers Should Be Protected By Focus Staff Mike McMillan, East Knox County’s member of the Board of Education, challenged the grievance policy being proposed by Superintendent James McIntyre. The grievance policy is established to allow teachers to file a complaint on their own behalf. Most grievances are never heard by the Board of […]

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 20

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 20

  By Ray Hill Kenneth McKellar, Tennessee’s eighty-year-old senior U. S. Senator, had resumed his positions of power and influence inside the Senate. His relations with his new and younger colleague, Estes Kefauver, had not improved. The origin of the dispute had occurred when Kefauver, evidently anticipating the election of Republican Thomas E. Dewey instead […]

South Doyle gives perfect performance over Cocke County

South Doyle gives perfect performance over Cocke County

By Adam Sullivan Jocquez Bruce still had the bitter taste of losing on his tongue when he walked onto the field at South-Doyle in Friday night’s matchup against Cocke County. “We knew we were going to win this game. After losing last week, we didn’t want to lose any more,” said Bruce. The enthusiasm didn’t […]

Painting the Sky

Painting the Sky

By Sarah Baker bakers@knoxfocus.com The art of stick ribbon dancing goes back thousands of years to Ancient China. However, Knoxville’s own Alex Pulsipher has taken this ancient instrument to another level. Readers may have caught glimpses of him on Market Square painting our Smoky Mountain sky with his colossal flying ribbon. Pulsipher was at the […]

Knox Countians Strongly Favor School Vouchers

Knox Countians Strongly Favor School Vouchers

By Focus Staff By a wide margin, Knox Countians favor allowing families to select the school of their choice for students. Likely voters were asked the question, “Do you support or oppose school vouchers that would enable parents to enroll their children in the school of their choice in the State of Tennessee?” The response […]