Sherry Morgan: One on One with Hubert Smith

On the heels of the “State of the Schools Address” to be delivered on Thursday by Dr. Jim McIntyre, Knox County Education Association President, Sherry Morgan, will address issues of concern to the teachers in the Knox County schools that she represents. She will be live in studio to take your phone calls. Sherry Morgan […]

Parents criticize McIntyre over today's school schedule

A furious Powell parent called into the Focus office today angry because she attempted 3 different routes before taking her child to Powell Middle School early this morning. According to the Powell resident, she lives less than a 10 minute drive to the school and still had difficulty finding a safe route. Upon calling the […]

Sen. Stacey Campfield and the tape measure scandal

According to State Senator Stacey Campfield, security at the City County Building downtown is tight these days. In fact, its so tight, they confiscated his trusty 10ft tape measure as a potential “deadly weapon.” Campfield posed the following question to his Facebook followers later in the day: “What am I going to do- measure someone […]

Knoxville Zoo to host Volunteer Fair

Knoxville Zoo is hosting an information fair for people who are interested in volunteering their time and talents to the zoo’s mission of education and conservation. The zoo’s Volunteer Fair will be held on Saturday, January 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Knoxville Zoo. Knoxville Zoo’s Volunteer Fair gives prospective volunteers the opportunity to talk with current volunteers […]

Join us for Game On Against Cancer

The Knoxville Focus is proud to once again sponsor Game On Against Cancer to benefit Thompson Cancer Survival Center. Join us this year! Details below…. Friday, March 1, 2013      6 – 10 p.m. Games & Things (Map) 10706 Kingston Pike Join us for this unique fund raising event benefiting patients and families in need at Thompson Cancer […]

Vols to tangle with Wildcats

VOL HOOPS REPORT: The Big Orange Return to Rupp Arena The Tennessee basketball team enters the week looking to break out of a three-game losing skid. First up for the Volunteers this week is a Tuesday night clash against Kentucky at Rupp Arena in Lexington (7 p.m. ET, ESPN). Kentucky is one of only three […]

Flooding in Seymour…

Seymour resident, professional photographer, and Focus reader, Christy Foreman sent us this photo collage of flooding in Seymour. Sevier County Schools are closed today due to area flooding. Visit her website at to view her work.