Knox Countians Say Increased Taxes Will Hurt Economy

Knox Countians Say Increased Taxes Will Hurt Economy

By Focus Staff Knox Countians don’t believe an increase in Federal taxes will lead to an economic recovery.  This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked the question, “In your opinion, will the coming federal tax increases hurt the economic recovery or help the economic recovery?” The only district where voters believed an increase in taxes would […]

Willie’s Restaurant relocates to larger site

Willie’s Restaurant relocates to larger site

By Sarah Baker bakers@knoxfocus.com The new Willie’s Restaurant is now open in Seymour on Chapman Highway.  The new location is larger, but still has the bright, friendly atmosphere that is one of owner Willie Laboy’s specialties.  They have been open a month, but customers are already raving about it.  “It is exactly what we needed […]

Burton K. Wheeler of Montana

Burton K. Wheeler of Montana

By Ray Hill Few members of the United States Senate had as colorful or stormy a career as Burton Kendall Wheeler of Montana.  The fact Wheeler came to represent Montana in the Senate in the first place was an accident of fate, as Wheeler had been born in Hudson, Massachusetts on February 27, 1882.  Wheeler […]

SDHS Dance Team shines on and off the stage

SDHS Dance Team shines on and off the stage

By Tasha Mahurin mahurint@knoxfocus.com “I have designed this team to be more about character than competing,” South Doyle High School Dance team coach, Lacey Dixon, told The Focus. Dixon, a special education assistant at South Doyle High School, graduated from the school in 1993 and recently marked her fifth years as the team’s coach. She […]

Opie and Me, A Christmas Tale

Merry Christmas from Focus Publisher Steve Hunley As we enter perhaps the most special time of the year, I have been thinking about the many blessings in my life. I have a wonderful family – – – a beautiful wife, children and grandchildren, as well as the best brothers and sisters anyone could ask for. […]

Merle FM to challenge WNOX purchase…

Merle FM released the following statement this afternoon… M&M Broadcasting the owner of Merle FM has filed a law suit against the seller of WNOX 100.3 stating that they (M&M Broadcasting ) had an agreement to buy 100.3 and were days away from taking over the station when the current buyer Journal Broadcasting involved themselves […]

Journal Broadcast Group to Aquire WNOX 100.3 FM

Q93 program director Mike Hammond has issued the following statement on his Facebook Page.”WOW! It was just announced that Journal Broadcasting has purchased WNOX 100.3. Great to see our company expanding. Wonderful Christmas present!” According to FCC records  WNOX is a Licensed Class C radio station with a 100,000 watt transmitter.

Mobile Meals Volunteers Deliver Holiday Meals and Cheer on Christmas

Every Christmas, the Mobile Meals Kitchen is filled with holiday cheer and activity. The Mobile Meals Kitchen, 1747 Reynolds Street, has reopened and meals will be distributed Christmas Day from this location. Staff and volunteers will help the meal-delivery volunteers load up their cars with coolers filled with delicious holiday meals that include pork roast, […]

Market Square Ice Rink Posts Impressive Numbers

  With the warm weather and abundant rain we’ve had in Knoxville recently I wondered what the total impact on the ice-skating rink would be. So I requested from City of Knoxville, governmental communication media liaison special assistant Jesse Mayshark, the most recent updated numbers for the winter season so far. Mr. Mayshark, in quick fashion expedited the return of the information and provided the following…   “Per the ice rink manager:   As of […]