April named Parkinson’s Awareness Month

By Dan Andrews On Monday, the two worlds of politics and Parkinson’s combined. Local activist Alan Zimmerman received a proclamation on behalf of Parkinson’s organizations from the Knox County Commission in recognition of Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Before the meeting, he requested that I stand with him as I am open about my battle with Parkinson’s […]

Bulldogs cash in on Oak Ridge mistakes

By Ken Lay Bearden High School baseball coach relishes his team’s chance to play on Farragut’s Throwback day. “It’s always fun to play in this game,” Rice said after his Bulldogs notched a 10-0 five-inning win over Oak Ridge Thursday afternoon at Farragut’s John Heatherly Field. “It’s fun to hear the crack of the [wooden] […]

Fake lake over real creek broken

Pull up a chair…you will need one   By Dan Andrews   The lake at World’s Fair Park is broken. On Tuesday, the head of the Public Building Authority, Mr. Dale Smith, discussed with the board of directors a number of current items that need repair in the park. The most urgent being the need for a […]

Legal and Public Notices for April 20, 2015

75 FORECLOSURES     SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE     Sale at public auction will be on May 4, 2015 on or about 11:00AM local time, at the North door, Knox County Courthouse, Knoxville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by GREGORY S […]

Publisher’s Position: When Right prevails

By Steve Hunley School Board members deserve credit for approving Gibbs Middle   There’s an old adage many of us learned from our grandparents: “It’s never too late to do the right thing.” Last Monday night at the Knox County Board of Education’s special-called meeting to approve its budget for the next fiscal year, that […]

Idea by dad sparked GCA’s Elwood to state discus title and more

By Steve Williams A suggestion by his dad led to Rhett Elwood throwing the discus when he was in the 8th grade three years ago. The idea eventually blossomed into a TSSAA state championship. Rhett was skeptical of Robert Elwood’s recommendation at first. “I took it as a joke, and then I went out there […]

Knoxville Focus for April 20, 2015

School Board Debates, Approves FY16 Budget By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com Last Monday, the Board of Education considered Dr. McIntyre’s proposed General Operating Fund ($441.5M), Capital Fund ($19.15M for next year), and School Nutrition Fund ($28M) budget recommendations for FY 2016. The budgets have been “iterative,” with revisions announced almost weekly. McIntyre announced the latest revision […]

An Instaway to Promote Knoxville

By Dan Andrews While “Visit Knoxville” may have been out of the spotlight lately, the old saying “out of sight… out of mind,” does not apply here.  The organization continues to do great work for the Knoxville community.   One specific example is their social media unit run by Erin Donovan. From their Search Engine […]

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