Vol Report: Small Steps

The first steps aren’t always the biggest, but they are as important as any other and the Vols took a step forward on Tuesday. Tennessee head coach Butch Jones walked off the practice field pleased with his team’s effort but was quick to note the need to continue to build on what it has accomplished […]

Procurement Contracting Opportunities And Information Workshop with Local, State and Federal Entities

Who is invited: MBEs/WBEs/Small and Disadvantaged Businesses When: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Time: 9:00am-12:00pm Where: Knox County Government 1000 North Central Avenue MC-2 Knoxville, TN 37917 The purpose of this workshop is to connect small and disadvantaged businesses with procurement and contracting opportunities. Presenters will discuss how to compete successfully with federal, state, and local […]

Senior Center to receive Automated External Defibrillator

All Knox County Senior Centers will soon have life-saving automated external defibrillators on-site, thanks to a generous donation from Covenant Health. Covenant is donating an AED unit to Carter Senior Center, the final center to receive a device. Mayor Burchett will be at Carter Senior Center at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 20, when Covenant Health […]

Knox County Trustee John Duncan III speaks at Halls GOP

Knox County Trustee John Duncan III gave a riveting presentation highlighting changes that have occurred under his watch as Trustee.   The Trustee was very open, candid, and refreshingly funny at times. He humorously noted that the Hon. Ted Hatfield would often invite him to speak restaurants in Halls. The Honorable State Executive Committee Member Ted Hatfield, would advise […]

Johnson University Player Named All-American, Honorable Mention

The National Christian College Athletic Association named Caylee Carter, a 2012 graduate of Farragut High School, an All-American, Honorable Mention as a freshman on Johnson University’s women’s basketball team. Carter averaged 12.1 points, 2.5 steals, 2.8 assists, and 6.1 rebounds per game and made 78% of her free throws. Doug Karnes, Johnson University head coach, […]

Mooreland Heights ES performs The Aristocats – March 21

Mooreland Heights Elementary School will perform The Aristocats on Thursday, March 21. The musical will feature third, fourth and fifth grade students and take place at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. The integration of the musical is a part of the school’s “Arts 360” program.  Arts 360 is a whole-school instructional model that makes arts-based and arts […]

Unwanted Medication Collection on Saturday, March 23

Who: The Knoxville Police Department along with Knox County Solid Waste, the Knox County Health Department and other members of the East Tennessee Regional Medication Collection Coalition What: Properly dispose of old or unwanted prescription medications or over-the-counter medicines When: Saturday, March 23 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where:    North Knox – Tennova North […]

Legislative Update from Sen. Becky Massey

From the office of State Senator Becky Massey: I was pleased to sponsor several pieces of legislation that were passed in the Senate recently. Senate Bill 178 was approved that makes sure church-related “Parents’ Day Out” programs can continue to operate. The legislation, which comes after an Attorney General’s opinion was released last year placing […]

Knoxville Focus for Monday, March 18

Knoxville Focus for Monday, March 18

Click here to view this week’s entire Focus. A Titanic Surprise First Class Maid Jodi from Pigeon Forge’s Titanic Museum Attraction paid a surprise visit to seventh grade Gresham Middle School Language Arts teacher, Lynn Dare, last Friday. The visit was in correlation with Dare’s annual focus on everything Titanic. The annual Titanic study began […]

Partisanship In Knox County, Most Identify As Republicans

Partisanship In Knox County, Most Identify As Republicans

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked the question: “Which political affiliation do you find yourself most closely aligned with?” More than 52% said they were closely aligned with the Republican Party; just over 26% said they were more closely aligned with the Democratic Party and 20% said they were Independents. The district […]