Flooding in Sevierville…

Focus reader Robert Apperson emailed in this photo today from Snapp Road in Sevierville. Robert owns and operates Alpha & Omega Pest Control. Call him for your pest control needs. 865-455-5435.

Public Input Meeting: Historic Knoxville High

Historic Knoxville High School Public Input Meeting Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 Location: Fellowship Hall of St. John’s Lutheran Church 544 N. Broadway Knoxville, TN 37917 Time: 6:00 pm Refreshments 6:30 pm Meeting start time You are invited to provide input on the possible future use of Historic Knoxville High School. For more information and […]

Megasite offers no guarantee…

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 […]

Knoxville Focus for January 14, 2013

Knoxville Focus for January 14, 2013

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 […]

Remembering Bill Wright: Brilliant Athlete, Dedicated Educator, Legendary Coach

By Tasha Mahurin mahurint@knoxfocus.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 […]

William Gibbs McAdoo

William Gibbs McAdoo

  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 […]