Holiday Trash Pickup Schedule

Reminder: Due to Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Waste Connections Inc., the City of Knoxville’s contractor for trash and recyclables pickup, will be following a holiday schedule this week.   For most customers, pickup will be a day later than it would be following the normal schedule.

KSO Director Richman to Give UT Music Lecture Jan. 23

Lucas Richman, music director of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, will present “Ernest Bloch: A Musical Neshuma (A Musical Soul)” at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, in the McClung Museum auditorium, 1327 Circle Park Drive, on the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The event is free and open to the public.   Richman will […]

Knoxville Focus for January 20, 2014

Knoxville Focus for January 20, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus online. Hardin Valley community rallies for new middle school By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com Citing overcrowded intermediate schools, members of the Hardin Valley community in Knox County are working to bring a new middle school to the area. According to a study conducted by the Metropolitan Planning Commission, this […]

Support for Elected Superintendent Grows

Support for Elected Superintendent Grows

Click here to view the full results. By Focus Staff The week’s Knoxville Focus poll once again posed the question, “In your opinion, should the Superintendent of Schools in Knox County be elected by the people or appointed by the School Board?” More than 75% of respondents said they believe the superintendent should be elected […]

It rains 3s as Red Devils rout Eagles 77-41

It rains 3s as Red Devils rout Eagles 77-41

By Ken Lay The 3-point shot proved to be a potent weapon for the Halls High School boys basketball team Tuesday night. The Red Devils buried 12 long-range jumpers en route to a 77-41 District 3-AAA victory over Gibbs at home Tuesday night. Halls (14-4 overall, 8-2 in the district) hit eight 3-pointers before halftime […]

The Greatest Campaigner of Them All: Senator Estes Kefauver, Part Two

The Greatest Campaigner of Them All: Senator Estes Kefauver, Part Two

By Ray Hill Congressman Sam D. McReynolds had first been elected in 1922 and had been reelected consistently ever since.  McReynolds had been highly popular in Tennessee’s Third Congressional district and he had routinely easily turned back every challenger inside the Democratic primary and the general election as well. When Senator Nathan L. Bachman died […]

Another Historic School may become senior housing

Another Historic School may become senior housing

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Thursday was a busy day for proponents of converting the old Moses School building in Mechanicsville into senior apartments. The Historic Zoning Commission heard from them at 8:30 in the morning and the Board of Zoning Appeals heard from them at 4 p.m.  Now they must face a second reading before […]

Andrea Rudd discusses HR Comp’s success, the importance of giving back

Andrea Rudd discusses HR Comp’s success, the importance of giving back

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com “Nine years ago, I was trying to raise three children in Dalton, GA and struggling to pay my light bill. I lived in a mobile home next door to my parents,” Andrea Rudd told The Focus. Today, Rudd is the CEO of HR Comp, a professional employer organization (PEO), which generated […]