Knoxville Focus for January 14, 2013

Knoxville Focus for January 14, 2013

Click here to view this week’s entire paper. Massey appointed Chairman of Senate Calendar Committee State Senator Becky Duncan Massey (R-Knoxville) has been appointed Chairman of the Senate Calendar Committee.  The announcement was made by Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey as the 108th General Assembly concluded their organizational session.  The Calendar Committee is responsible for scheduling […]

Remembering Bill Wright: Brilliant Athlete, Dedicated Educator, Legendary Coach

By Tasha Mahurin mahurint@knoxfocus.com Bill Wright coached the University of Tennessee’s baseball team from 1963 until 1981. The program’s longest tenured coach, he is a member of six different halls of fame. Although long before he led the Vols baseball team, he was a star athlete on the basketball court. A 1941 graduate of old […]

William Gibbs McAdoo

William Gibbs McAdoo

  By Ray Hill Few men have lived as colorful and productive a life as did William Gibbs McAdoo, who was, incidentally, a one-time resident of Knoxville.  A lawyer, businessman, son-in-law of a President of the United States, member of a President’s Cabinet, U.S. Senator from California, and presidential aspirant, W. G. McAdoo left little […]

Emerald Youth, Austin-East Preparing Students to Excel on the ACT

Emerald Youth, Austin-East Preparing Students to Excel on the ACT

Twenty juniors at Austin-East High School are gaining an edge for taking the ACT college entrance test through Knox County Schools on March 19 by participating in a pilot program offered in cooperation with Emerald Youth Foundation. The Emerald Youth Austin-East ACT Prep Program provides 20 selected juniors with a range of skills to both […]

Tennova Healthcare announces significant land acquisition

Tennova Healthcare announces significant land acquisition

Officials with Tennova Healthcare announced the option to purchase property on Middlebrook Pike near Old Weisgarber Road, one of the fastest growing areas of Knox County. Tennova will form an exploratory team of key stakeholders, through Tennova’s Metro Knoxville Board of Trustees, to provide recommendations on the best usage of the property, including the possibility […]

December 6th actions of TDOT officials a cause for concern…

The Focus has abstained from taking an official position on the proposed James White Parkway Extension while many other civic groups, news organizations, and elected officials have spoken out against it. We began our coverage in the weeks prior to the public forum held on December 6th with the intention of presenting both sides of […]

CUONZO MARTIN TV SHOW DEBUTS SATURDAY

“The Cuonzo Martin TV Show” tips off this Saturday, Jan. 12, with exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage of the Tennessee basketball team, which is looking to build off an impressive 2012 SEC campaign. Viewers in Knoxville can tune to WVLT-TV CBS Ch. 8 (Saturday, 11:00 a.m. ET) and enjoy re-broadcasts of each show on MyVLT2 (Sunday, 9:00 […]

MAYOR ROGERO NAMES PUBLIC FACILITIES DIRECTOR

  MAYOR ROGERO NAMES PUBLIC FACILITIES DIRECTOR   Mayor Madeline Rogero today announced the hiring of Greg Mackay as Director of Public Assembly Facilities. Mackay, former Administrator of the Knox County Election Commission and a former real estate broker, will manage operations at Chilhowee Park and the Civic Auditorium and Coliseum. He succeeds Bob Polk, […]