BOE to hold work session this afternoon

The Knox County Board of Education will conduct a work session on Monday, March 4 at 5 p.m. in preparation for the monthly meeting. The work session will be in the Boardroom on the first floor of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). An Executive Session will be held prior to the work […]

Nominations are in, voting begins for next ‘Knox Cash Mob’ location

The nominations have been tallied, and now it’s time for the community to vote for the next Knox Cash Mob location. The top five nominees (listed alphabetically) are:   ·        Colonial Village Shopping Center (Colonial Hardware, Kay’s Ice Cream and The Village Bakery), 6202 Chapman Highway ·        Mclemore Florist, 106 E Young High Pike ·        Myrtle’s Mess, 2618 E Martin […]

East Knox Republicans to hold kick-off meeting

Habanaros Mexican Restaurant 4704 Asheville Hwy Knoxville TN  37914 Join them for a Dutch Treat dinner at 6:00 pm and stay for  the meeting, beginning promptly at 6:45 pm (to be concluded by 7:30). The meeting is for those who live, work, or own a business in East Knox County. The group hopes to gather […]

Church News and Events for the week of March 4

Clapps Chapel United Methodist Church On Saturday, March 9, the UMM club of the Clapps Chapel United Methodist Church will have Nelson Arnold and Tom Hamm of H&R Block as guest speakers at their monthly breakfast. Everyone is invited to enjoy a great breakfast and learn about any new tax items, as well as updates […]

No. 8 Lady Vols Fall At No. 10 UK, 78-65

With the SEC regular-season championship and the No. 1 seed in the SEC Tournament secured, the No. 8 Tennessee Lady Vols dropped a 78-65 decision at No. 10 Kentucky on Sunday afternoon at Memorial Coliseum. The Lady Vols play their first game in the SEC Tournament on Friday, March 8 at 12 Noon. Tennessee will […]

Knoxville Focus for Monday, March 4

Knoxville Focus for Monday, March 4

Click here to view this week’s Focus.   County, City heads meet over school security By Focus Staff Knox County leaders gathered last Friday afternoon to discuss school security system concerns. Dale Smith of the Public Building Authority suggested that an independent audit be made of a sampling of schools to get a “snapshot” of […]

Knox Countians Split on School Security

Knox Countians Split on School Security

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll posed the question, “Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of security systems in Knox County Schools”?   Overall, just over 53% say they have a favorable opinion of the security systems in our schools.  Those in the 30 – 65 age groups were almost evenly […]

Style Makers Salon & Spa expands its services

Style Makers Salon & Spa expands its services

  By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com Style Makers Salon (& Spa) has been making-over Seymour residents for 17 years. Anthony and Libby Weatherly purchased the successful salon in October of 2012 from Jo Ellis and have been busy expanding the facilities and services offered ever since. Now, under new ownership and management, the salon has been […]

Edward Ward Carmack: Editor & Politician

Edward Ward Carmack: Editor & Politician

  By Ray Hill An imposing statue dominates the State Capitol in Nashville, yet few recognize the figure staring off into the distance, overlooking the street where he was murdered in downtown Nashville. Edward Ward Carmack was by profession a newspaperman, but he was also a successful politician, serving as a Congressman and U. S. […]