Hemlock Semiconductor is set to layoff 300 to 400 employees at their Clarksville plant. This is further proof that the proposed megasite in Jefferson County may create jobs, but sustainable jobs prove difficult to come by. Click here to read about the company’s initial investment in Commerce Park a megasite in Clarksville, TN…. and here […]
Bill Wright coached the University of Tennessee’s baseball team from 1963 until 1981. The program’s longest tenured coach, he is a member of six different halls of fame. Although long before he led the Vols baseball team, he was a star athlete on the basketball court. A 1941 graduate of old Knoxville High School, Wright […]
Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett hosted “Lunch with the Mayor” last Friday at Central Flats and Taps. The restaurant is located on N. Central St. Visit them online at www.flatsandtaps.com or stop in for lunch.
Click here to view this week’s entire paper. Massey appointed Chairman of Senate Calendar Committee State Senator Becky Duncan Massey (R-Knoxville) has been appointed Chairman of the Senate Calendar Committee. The announcement was made by Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey as the 108th General Assembly concluded their organizational session. The Calendar Committee is responsible for scheduling […]
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By Tasha Mahurin email@example.com Bill Wright coached the University of Tennessee’s baseball team from 1963 until 1981. The program’s longest tenured coach, he is a member of six different halls of fame. Although long before he led the Vols baseball team, he was a star athlete on the basketball court. A 1941 graduate of old […]
By Ray Hill Few men have lived as colorful and productive a life as did William Gibbs McAdoo, who was, incidentally, a one-time resident of Knoxville. A lawyer, businessman, son-in-law of a President of the United States, member of a President’s Cabinet, U.S. Senator from California, and presidential aspirant, W. G. McAdoo left little […]
Twenty juniors at Austin-East High School are gaining an edge for taking the ACT college entrance test through Knox County Schools on March 19 by participating in a pilot program offered in cooperation with Emerald Youth Foundation. The Emerald Youth Austin-East ACT Prep Program provides 20 selected juniors with a range of skills to both […]
Officials with Tennova Healthcare announced the option to purchase property on Middlebrook Pike near Old Weisgarber Road, one of the fastest growing areas of Knox County. Tennova will form an exploratory team of key stakeholders, through Tennova’s Metro Knoxville Board of Trustees, to provide recommendations on the best usage of the property, including the possibility […]
The Focus has abstained from taking an official position on the proposed James White Parkway Extension while many other civic groups, news organizations, and elected officials have spoken out against it. We began our coverage in the weeks prior to the public forum held on December 6th with the intention of presenting both sides of […]