Matt Hinkin, WATE Meteorologist to be at Blount County Public Library

Learn more about the science of weather prediction from Matt Hinkin, WATE TV 6 Storm Team Chief Meteorologist by attending his presentation at the Blount County Public Library on Saturday, February 20, at 2 p.m. Hinkin, celebrating 25 years at Channel 6 TV, has a strong commitment to forecasting the weather for the greater Knoxville […]

Food Truck Ordinance Scheduled To Be Discussed During March 1 City Council Meeting

Food Truck Ordinance Scheduled To Be Discussed During March 1 City Council Meeting

The City of Knoxville’s Office of Business Support has gathered extensive public feedback and finalized a proposed permanent ordinance regulating food trucks. City Council is scheduled to discuss the proposed ordinance at its March 1 meeting.   After an almost two-year successful experience with a pilot program for food trucks, the permanent Mobile Food Unit […]

High-Tech Vans Collect Traffic Sign Data For City Engineering

High-Tech Vans Collect Traffic Sign Data For City Engineering

The City of Knoxville has begun a new project to inventory the location and condition of street signs and guardrails within City limits. A van equipped with high-precision instruments that specialize in data collection began roaming several streets in South Knoxville this month as a trial run before the citywide effort begins in March.   […]

Commission to consider $35.9 in bonds

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Because today is Presidents’ Day, the Knox County Commission will hold its workshop meeting Tuesday night and consider approving $35.9 million in obligation bonds. The bonds would be used for various purposes including improvements to courtrooms, corrective and detention facilities, libraries, parks and recreation facilities, public buildings and road, bridges and […]

Legal and Public Notices for February 15, 2016

  SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   Sale at public auction will be on March 31, 2016 on or about 10:00AM local time, at the North Side Entrance, City County Building, 400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN 37902, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by TANYA […]

The Knoxville Focus for February 15, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for February 15, 2016

McMillan Questions State Officials Over Failed Test By Focus Staff Mike McMillan, East Knox County’s member of the Knox County Board of Education, has queried state officials about the failed TN-Ready testing.  State education officials had to advise superintendents across Tennessee that students would have to go back to using paper and pencils to take […]

Who will choose for you?

Who will choose for you?

By Steve Hunley The Knoxville News Sentinel has dutifully endorsed Grant Standefer (2nd District) and Rueben “Buddy” Pelot (5th District) for the Knox County Board of Education.  They have also endorsed Law Director Richard “Bud” Armstrong’s opponent in the coming primary elections.  These endorsements were to be expected as the News Sentinel has been the […]

Susan Horn: Profile of a Survivor

Susan Horn: Profile of a Survivor

By Sally Absher   Anyone who has ever done so knows that running for elected office can be stressful and demanding. We applaud all the candidates who have stepped up to run in the Knox County primary election March 1. Currently seen as the Fifth District frontrunner, Board of Education candidate Susan Horn is a […]

Robert A. Taft of Ohio

Robert A. Taft of Ohio

By Ray Hill There are likely more pedigrees in politics than the American Kennel Club and if anyone ever possessed a pedigree, it would be Robert Alphonso Taft of Ohio.  For decades, Robert A. Taft was one of the most prominent members of the United States Senate.  The power of his intellect was acknowledged by […]

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