Six Lady Eagles sign lacrosse scholarships

Six Lady Eagles sign lacrosse scholarships

By Ken Lay SEYMOUR—Patrick Doyle couldn’t be prouder of his Seymour High School girls lacrosse team. “Seymour players have become very attractive to coaches in this region,” Doyle said after six of his athletes signed National Letters of Intent to continue playing the sport in college. “Coaches have seen the girls play during the season […]

Knox County splash pads open for 2014 season

Knox County Parks and Recreation will open its splash pads for the 2014 season on Saturday, May 3.   Splash pads are automated water playgrounds for kids of all ages. Knox County’s splash pads are located at three parks: Carl Cowan Park, New Harvest Park and Powell Station Park. They are open, weather permitting, from […]

TCWN fights permits for a new coal strip mine

The Tennessee Clean Water Network will be speaking against a proposed discharge permit for a coal strip-mining operation in Claiborne County at a Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation public meeting on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at the TDEC’s Knoxville Environmental Field Office, 3711 Middlebrook Pike. From 3:00-5:00 p.m., TDEC will hold the preliminary meeting […]

CTE goes Live on Market Square May 2

Winner receives recording trip to Nashville   Knox County Schools Career Technical Education (CTE) program is hosting its fourth annual “CTE goes Live” at 7 p.m. Friday, May 2 on Market Square. The event will be broadcast LIVE on MyVLT. The winner will receive a trip to Nashville to professionally record a song at Nash10 […]

TYNDALL FORMALLY ANNOUNCES BASKETBALL STAFF

Tennessee basketball coach Donnie Tyndall formally announced his full-time coaching staff Wednesday.   Al Pinkins, Adam Howard and Chris Shumate have been named assistant coaches. Jareem Dowling will serve as director of player development, and Justin Phelps is the director of basketball operations.   Tyndall also hired Todd Moyer as the program’s strength and conditioning […]

KSO CONCERT THURSDAY MOVES TO BIJOU FROM MARKET SQUARE

Because of expected low temperatures, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra “Symphony on the Square” concert scheduled for Thursday, May 1, will move from Market Square to the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St.   The concert, sponsored by Home Federal Bank, will still begin at 7:30 p.m., and is free and open to the public. Concert […]

The Knoxville Focus for April 28, 2014

The Knoxville Focus for April 28, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus. School Board Incumbents Get a Failing Grade By Steve Hunley, Publisher publisher@knoxfocus.com We constantly hear from the school administration just how good our schools are. We are constantly inundated with self-promoting press releases bragging about graduation rates and the like.  Yet there’s been dead silence about the most […]

Publisher’s Position: Appointed Superintendent Playing Politics

Publisher’s Position: Appointed Superintendent Playing Politics

By Steve Hunley An appointed School Superintendent has a constituency of exactly five, a majority of the nine member Board of Education.  So long as the superintendent can keep five members of the Board happy, he can hang on to the best paying job in local government. In fact, McIntyre makes more than the vice-president […]