Knox County School System earns just above a below average score…

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Billboard ordinance passed…

Knox County Commission passed an ordinance yesterday that prevents billboard companies from converting traditional existing billboards to digital billboards. The commission did not approve an ordinance that would effectually ban all new billboards. Nor did they approve another measure that would prohibit electronic messaging centers. Those two ordinances were sent back to the Metropolitan Planning […]

More weather on its way tonight and tomorrow…

According to the National Weather Service in Morristown, very strong winds will develop late tonight ahead of an approaching cold front. Gusts as high as 50 to 60 MPH are possible in the highest terrain of the Southern Appalachians. Additionally the front brings the possibility of strong to severe thunderstorms on Wednesday ahead of a strong cold […]

AVID Students Welcome You for Pennies for Patients

AVID students at Northwest Middle School recently kicked off their annual Pennies for Patients fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This year, their goal is to raise $4,250 which would bring their overall contribution over the last six years to be $20,000. Students have made special materials in support of Pennies for Patients and […]


The University of Tennessee football team’s spring football practice schedule begins March 9, including six practices before the University’s spring break week (March 25-29). The Vols open on Saturday, March 9, with the first of 14 practices leading into the Dish Network Orange and White Game, which is set for April 20 at 2:00 p.m. […]

20 Year Pastoral Anniversary Celebrated at Crowne Plaza

                        The “Peace and Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church”, located at 1723 Washington Avenue in Knoxville, celebrated the 20th anniversary of the leadership of Pastor John B. Jordan Sr. and First Lady Diane Jordan. The celebration was held this weekend at the Crowne Plaza and […]

The Knoxville Focus for Monday, January 28, 2013

The Knoxville Focus for Monday, January 28, 2013

Click here to view the entire paper.   Knoxville’s Alzonzo Butler to represent at Box-Off   By Tasha Mahurin Boxing guru Don Elbaum and financial backer Greg Sorrentino announced last week in New York the creation of a $500,000 tournament entitled The Great American Heavyweight Box-Off (TGAHBO). Among the participants are the likes of […]

Knox Countians Don’t Like Red-Light Cameras

Knox Countians Don’t Like Red-Light Cameras

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll posed the question to likely voters: “Do you support the use of red light cameras?”. The results were varied across the City of Knoxville and Knox County, as well as in different demographics.  Voters aged 30-49 don’t approve of the use of red light cameras, while voters […]