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 […]
Knoxville Elk Lodge 160 recently hosted its 4th Annual Poker Run to raise money to buy Christmas for 67 veterans at the Ben Atchley State Veterans Home. Tonight lodge members delivered the presents to the home in grand style. The veterans will open them on Christmas morning.
There will be lots going on at the Farragut Municipal Planning Commission (FMPC) meeting this Thursday, Dec. 20th that will impact both the businesses and residents of Farragut. The Town will hold a public hearing at 6:45pm to solicit final public comment on the Comprehensive Land Use Plan, prior to adoption consideration by the FMPC. […]
Rep. Frank Nicely will discuss his proposal to make our schools safer this afternoon on both Channel 6 and WBIR. For this week’s full press conference held by Knox County School Superintendent Jim McIntyre on school safety and the measures currently in place in Knox County, click here…http://knoxschools.org/modules/cms/pages.phtml?sessionid&pageid=286342. McIntyre cites the following safety measures: • […]
(Rusty Seymour, Linda Estridge, Rosalyn White, & Russ Jensen) CAC’s Office on Aging hosts an annual Holiday dinner for its Grandparents to Parents program. The program offers assistance to grandparents, or sometimes great-grandparents, who are foster caring children. Due to unforseen circumstances it looked as though the annual dinner would be missing gifts for over […]
Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett was present at today’s Knox County Commission meeting. The mayor has been recovering from pneumonia for the past two weeks. He assures that he is on the mend, but his doctors have told him to “take it easy” …as it normally takes up to 6 weeks to completely recover.
Knox County School Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre updates Knox County Commission on safety and security in our public school system following last week’s tragedy in CT. He issued the following statement last week: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the children and families of Newtown, Connecticut today as they grapple with this horrendous tragedy. The […]
Rather than a clipboard, carbon copy forms and a digital camera, Knox County Codes officials now go to building and codes inspection sites equipped with an iPad loaded with a special app developed by Knox County’s Information Technology Department. The app is being used in the inspection of new construction, as well as in codes […]
Please click here to view this week’s entire Focus. Click here to view photos from the Seymour Christmas Parade. Focus launches 24/7 By Focus Staff Could you use some ‘good’ news? We thought so. With that in mind, The Focus is pleased to announce the launch of 24/7, our latest contribution to the Knoxville media […]
By Focus Staff Since the first Knoxville Focus poll revealed a majority of South Knoxvillians support an extension of the James White Parkway, a wave of stories have appeared in local news media. A host of politicians quickly announced their opposition to an extension of the Parkway, including Mayor Madeline Rogero, Vice Mayor Nick Pavlis, […]