Farragut Light the Park

Tonight the Town of Farragut in conjunction with the local business community held a lighting ceremony at the Campbell Station Park held in honor of the holiday spirit.

Knoxville Focus for November 26. 2012

Knoxville Focus for November 26. 2012

  Please click here to view this week’s entire Focus.   James White Parkway extension debate continues Battle lines have been drawn in South Knoxville, and they extend along Chapman Highway to Gov. John Sevier Highway.  The James White Parkway Extension project, which was previously put on hold pending an environmental impact study, is once […]

Voters Favor Ratings For Books For Parental Use

Voters Favor Ratings For Books For Parental Use

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked voters, “In your opinion, other than textbooks, should Knox County Schools implement a ratings system for all books similar to the ratings system for music and movies?” Voters were divided on the question, with just over 55% saying they believe the school system should implement a […]

Rural/Metro Incorporating Firefighter Training Into High School Curriculum

Rural/Metro Incorporating Firefighter Training Into High School Curriculum

Seven high school seniors are currently enrolled in an innovative, one-year Career and Technical Education (CTE) course offered at South-Doyle High School that will give them the opportunity to become a licensed firefighter and guarantee them a job as a Rural/Metro reserve firefighter. Rural/Metro Fire Department has partnered with Knox County Schools to bring Rural/Metro’s […]

Senator Walter F. George: George of Georgia

Senator Walter F. George: George of Georgia

By Ray Hill Walter F. George was, during his time, one of the most respected and powerful members of the United States Senate. Senator George was a man of innate, if not somewhat exaggerated, dignity; even his wife, Miss Lucy, referred to him as “Senator George.” George, like many of his contemporaries, was born on […]

Derek Dooley’s Downfall

Derek Dooley’s Downfall

By Alex Norman Last Sunday morning “The Derek Dooley Show” aired in its normal time slot, just as news was breaking that Dooley was fired as Tennessee’s head coach. Which gave us the absurdity of seeing Dooley talk about the loss to Vanderbilt… all while a “crawl” appeared at the bottom of the screen… stating […]

Community learns about kidney disease at Open House

Community learns about kidney disease at Open House

Dialysis Clinic, Inc., (DCI) invited the community to learn more about kidney disease at an open house held at the Holston River facility on Thursday, November 15. The open house provided an inside look at the DCI dialysis unit, a look at a mock dialysis treatment, a tour of the dialysis facility, samples of renal […]

Knoxville Focus for November 19, 2012

Knoxville Focus for November 19, 2012

Click here to view this week’s Focus online. 2012 Central High Wall of Fame Honorees Byron Booker honored as Tennessee Teacher of the Year Central High School Foundation and the CHS Alumni Association celebrated their three additions for the Central High School “Wall of Fame” with a breakfast on Saturday. The 2012 honorees are Robert […]

South Knoxvillians Favor Parkway Extension

South Knoxvillians Favor Parkway Extension

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll queried more than 500 South Knoxville voters on extending the James White Parkway.  Voters were asked the question, “Do you support or oppose the extension of the James White Parkway from Moody Avenue, where it currently ends, or to John Sevier Highway?” The answer was a resounding […]