Knox Countians Strongly Favor School Vouchers

Knox Countians Strongly Favor School Vouchers

By Focus Staff By a wide margin, Knox Countians favor allowing families to select the school of their choice for students. Likely voters were asked the question, “Do you support or oppose school vouchers that would enable parents to enroll their children in the school of their choice in the State of Tennessee?” The response […]

Cumberland Avenue project explained at meeting

Cumberland Avenue project explained at meeting

By Sarah Baker bakers@knoxfocus.com The City of Knoxville and authorities involved with the Cumberland Avenue Streetscape Project held a public meeting on Tuesday, September 25 at the University of Tennessee Visitor’s Center.  The purpose of the meeting was to give business owners and community members a clearer understanding of the vision of the project, as […]

Art-a-palooza this weekend!

Art-a-palooza this weekend!

By Sylvia Williams The excitement in the air at the Fountain City Art Center is almost palpable. We are preparing for Art-a-palooza, October 4-6!  Art-a-palooza offers three days FULL OF ART: art activities, art demonstrations, paintings, prints, pottery, jewelry, decorative items, handmade books,  crystal, china, and art supplies for sale, food, music, and even a […]

Rollins Sets Fulton Rushing Record in 48-10 Win

Rollins Sets Fulton Rushing Record in 48-10 Win

By David Klein Daryl Rollins to the right. Daryl Rollins to the left. Daryl Rollins up the middle. On a late September night at Fulton, running back Daryl Rollins set a Fulton Falcons single game record with 348 rushing yards. He also ran for three touchdowns on the night as the Falcons derailed the Gibbs […]

Stiff Opposition To Proposed Annexation of Concord

Stiff Opposition To Proposed Annexation of Concord

By Focus Staff Farragut Mayor Ralph McGill has said he would drop plans to annex Concord into the Town of Farragut if there was serious opposition.  This weeks’ poll by The Knoxville Focus asked likely voters in Farragut and Concord the question, “The Town of Farragut is considering the annexation of the Village of Concord […]

Board Discusses Future At Retreat

Board Discusses Future At Retreat

By Focus Staff Members of the Knox County Board of Education, along with Superintendent of Schools Dr. James McIntyre, met at the Sarah Simpson Center Sunday, September 16 for their annual retreat. Every member of the Board was present to discuss an agenda outlining the future for the school system and share ideas. So much […]