Financial Disclosures Questioned

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com When someone files to seek public office in Tennessee they are supposed to provide information about the funds they receive for the campaign every week. The problem is there appears to be no penalties for not doing so. Two term-limited city council members, Brenda Palmer and Nick Pavlis, have asked that […]

The Knoxville Focus for December 4, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for December 4, 2017

New system funded by city to aid homeless By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Almost unnoticed in the Knoxville City Council agenda recently was a resolution that may play a big part in coordinating various programs to help the homeless in Knoxville. An agreement with the University of Tennessee’s College of Social Work, requested by the Department […]

Broadway Corridor Task Force honors three businesses

Broadway Corridor Task Force honors three businesses

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Three businesses were honored by the Broadway Corridor Task Force last week for efforts to renovate and improve buildings along the busy North Knoxville route. Task force members Garry Tener (Broadway Carpets) and Lauren Rider (City Council member elect) hosted an outdoor award ceremony last week at 1135 North Broadway beneath […]

Lucille Foster McMillin

Lucille Foster McMillin

By Ray Hill While Lucille Foster McMillin is barely remembered today, she was a pioneer for women in public service during her time.  Married to Benton McMillin, a member of Congress for twenty years and twice governor of Tennessee, Lucille Foster McMillin was Tennessee’s First Lady from 1899 – 1903.  Mrs. McMillin was the second […]

Story wins Foot Locker’s Cross Country South Regional

Story wins Foot Locker’s Cross Country South Regional

Coughlin and Renfree also qualify for nationals By Steve Williams Rebecca Story has had another prestigious accomplishment in her high school cross country career. The Christian Academy of Knoxville senior won the Foot Locker South Region girls’ championship Nov. 25 in Charlotte. Story, a Stanford University signee, covered the 5,000-meter McAlpine Greenway course in 17 […]

Catholic checks out with Class 5A state championship

Catholic checks out with Class 5A state championship

  By Steve Williams Knoxville Catholic Coach Steve Matthews’ pre-game keys for winning the TSSAA Class 5A state football championship were to “use size” and “max possessions.” The Fighting Irish checked off both items in a convincing 45-28 win over previously unbeaten Beech Thursday night in the Blue Cross Bowl at Tucker Stadium in Cookeville. […]

Superintendent recognizes teachers

By Anne Primm Superintendent Bob Thomas reported several achievements to the school board Monday, November 27. He congratulated Dr. Keith Wilson for being appointed Interim Director of Professional Development.   Ms. Janie Black was recognized for being chosen for The Governor’s Academy for School Leadership which is a unique partnership between the Tennessee Governor’s Office, […]

Historic Westwood Holiday Open House Sunday

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3RD FROM 1:00PM UNTIL 5:00PM   Historic Westwood will be decked out in Gilded Age splendor!  Knox Heritage invites the public to visit with Santa, enjoy refreshments, and listen to popular holiday music from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Docents will be available to give tours and answer questions.   This event is free […]

Free Christmas concert at the Bijou Sunday

Families have both the chance to hear live Christmas music and the opportunity to enjoy free entrance to one of Knoxville’s most historic theaters, renowned for its acoustics. The Knoxville Community Band will perform a free Christmas concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at the Bijou Theatre. The Christmas tunes will range from classical […]