Due to the fact that 3 piers must be rebuilt, the bridge, which was originally scheduled to re-open later his summer, will remain closed until February 2014. Rebuilding the piers will add an estimated $6 million dollars to the $24.7 million dollar price tag.
Mike McMillan, East Knox County’s member of the Knox County Board of Education, responded to a story appearing in yesterday’s edition of The Knoxville News Sentinel. The Sentinel has published a series of stories detailing failures in a security contract and possible ties between schools Security Chief Steve Griffin and a security company doing business with the school system. McMillan explained he […]
Click here to view this week’s Focus. Ruthie Kuhlman elected Chair of Knox County Republican Party By Tasha Mahurin email@example.com Despite the frigid temperatures on Saturday morning, Republicans from across Knox County filed into Central High School for the Knox County GOP Convention. The convention brought several surprises this year, including snow; however, the weather […]
By Focus Staff Knoxville and Knox County voters appear to be sharply divided in their opinions about digital signs. This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked likely voters this question: “Do you believe electronic digital billboards should be banned in Knox County?” Slightly more than 51% of respondents said no, digital billboards should not be banned; […]
By Tasha Mahurin firstname.lastname@example.org In East Knoxville, just at the Magnolia Ave. and Asheville Hwy. split, lies a local lunch spot so distinctly “Knoxville” that one of their regular customers is Johnny Knoxville himself. The smorgasbord menu includes everything from home-cooked Southern favorites, such as fried catfish and vegetable soup, to classic Americana fare like […]
By Ray Hill Few politicians enjoyed the lengthy career Hiram W. Johnson carved out in California. Johnson’s time in public office was stormy, yet he remained enduringly popular. By the time of his death in 1945, Hiram Johnson was a living icon in his home state. Johnson was born on September 2, 1866, the […]
By Ken Lay Powell Middle School’s boys basketball team won its second consecutive regular-season Knox County Middle School Basketball Conference Championship last week. The Panthers (19-1 overall, 13-0 in the KCMSBC) clinched their second consecutive conference title with a victory over Carter on Monday, Jan. 28 in the final game in Carter’s gym. The Hornets […]
By Tasha Mahurin email@example.com While on the campaign trail in 2010, candidate for Knox County Mayor, Tim Burchett vowed to end the purchasing-card system for county departments under his control. Shortly after taking office, he did. “Shortly after I took office we reduced the overall number of (purchasing) P-cards by 53 percent,” Burchett confirmed. The […]
Photo taken from my backyard in Concord, Tennessee.
Long time Republican activist and community leader, Ruthie Kuhlman, will now chair the Knox County GOP. Kuhlman defeated both John Gabriel and Buddy Burkhart for the position. Buddy Burkhart will serve as first vice-chair.