PBA discusses public parking in CCB

At the PBA meeting Tuesday, PBA board member Hubert Smith (pictured above) asked that the topic of the garage under the City County Building (aka CCB) be a discussion item. He did this because the County Commission on Monday will be taking up a number of issues about the garage. Issues ranging from public parking […]

Focus Poll Queries State of the Economy

Focus Poll Queries State of the Economy

By Focus Staff More than 500 likely voters in Knoxville and Knox County were asked the question, “In your opinion, is the US Economy better today than it was four years ago?” A small number of voters said the economy is in fact better than it was four years ago. Interestingly, that opinion seemed to […]

Shop South of the river!

Shop South of the river!

By Tasha Mahurin mahurint@knoxfocus.com South Knoxville has received a great deal of media attention as of late, particularly related to the opening of the Urban Wilderness Corridor. Unique to the city, the Urban Wilderness refers to 1,000 forested acres along Knoxville’s downtown waterfront. The civic playground boasts more than 40 miles of recreational trails, ten […]

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 […]