Happy 100th Birthday Gibbs High School!

Last night was a historic day in the Gibbs community.  The high school celebrated a milestone. Gibbs High School turned 100 years old! A celebration was held and hundreds of alumni attended and joined in the festivities.  Happy Birthday Gibbs!

No Comment! Literally…

  Yesterday the City of Knoxville held an open forum for the community to comment and give input. Nobody came to the event. Literally, not one citizen took the opportunity to sign up or speak.

The Latest on the Henley Project

Barrier rail construction continues on the north approach.  On the river, Pier #5 cap construction has begun.  Pier #3 reconstruction continues, and at Pier #4 concrete forms are ready to be set. Barrier rail has been poured on the east side of the south approach, and the west side concrete pour is forthcoming.  Neyland Drive will continue […]


Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) representatives and other elected officials cut a ribbon to dedicate “Juanita Cannon Street”honoring long-time KCDC Commissioner Juanita Cannon at a ceremony at Paul Hogue Park on May 20. “Juanita Cannon has been a huge asset to KCDC and to our board and has been instrumental in […]

My Daily Cup of Joe- Can women have it all?

I watched this interview earlier in the week with great interest. WATE interviewed Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, PR executive Cynthia Moxley, and successful CEO Susan Packard to ask them a complex question: “Can women have it all?” The debate sparked after Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer returned to work shortly after having a baby and then […]

What ever happened to advanced notice?

  Mayor Burchett was stunned this evening to find out that his property was occupied by multiple pieces of KUB contracted  heavy machinery equipment. According to the Mayor he had no advanced knowledge, did not give permission, and was not aware of the cranes on his property until he saw a tweet of his property […]

My Daily Cup of Joe- Over on the Southside

“You really are a South Knox girl at heart,” remarked Mary Lou this weekend. If you’ve eaten at the Round Up, odds are Mary Lou rang you up. She knows most people by name, and many more by order. The Round Up, owned by local restaurateur, Sam Tobea, is a snapshot of the heart and soul […]

Knoxville Focus for Monday, May 20

Knoxville Focus for Monday, May 20

Click here to view this week’s Focus. SWNA honors KPD officers By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com As part of an ongoing project, the South Woodlawn Neighborhood Association (SWNA) in South Knoxville has set out to thank the civil servants in their neighborhood and let them know that they are appreciated. The organization began its mission in […]