Knox Countians Believe In Drug Testing for Public Assistance

Knox Countians Believe In Drug Testing for Public Assistance

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked the question, “In your opinion, should welfare recipients be required to submit to drug testing upon request by the government?” Almost 80% of likely voters said yes, welfare recipients should submit to drug testing upon request by the government.  Just over 20% of respondents were opposed […]

Run to the Wall

Run to the Wall

On Tuesday, May 21,, a motorcade consisting of 60 motorcycles from the American Legion Post 2 in Knoxville will arrive at the World’s Fair Park in downtown Knoxville with police escort. While at the park the riders will hold a wreath laying ceremony complete with a bag piper in honor of Memorial Day. A lunch will […]

Admirals sail rough waters to reach state

Admirals sail rough waters to reach state

By Steve Williams There’s a baseball saying that “Walks will Haunt.” Farragut High’s baseball team definitely got spooked Friday night but managed to survive. Despite giving up nine bases on balls, a hit batsman and a wild pitch in the first three innings, the Admirals came back to beat Sevier County 8-5 in the Class […]

CAK wins third straight regional title, hands Gibbs first loss

CAK wins third straight regional title, hands Gibbs first loss

By Ken Lay Christian Academy of Knoxville won its third consecutive Region 2-A/AA soccer championship Wednesday night at Gibbs High School’s Ernest Whited Field. The Warriors used three first-half goals to notch a 3-0 victory over the previously undefeated Eagles. Both CAK and Gibbs advanced to Saturday’s Section 1-A/AA Semifinals and faced elimination but results […]

Guest Editorial: Give us shelter

Guest Editorial: Give us shelter

By Hubert Smith KTA Commissioner Last year when the flagship campus of The University of Tennessee announced it was no longer contracting with Knoxville Area Transit to provide services to its campus, very few eyebrows were raised. Now it’s a full-blown political issue about KAT shelters on the UTK campus. Last year UTK signed a […]

"Press Play"…what's on your playlist?

Many people believe that music in some way defines who we are.  So here at The Focus be began a new feature this week.  We asked local community leaders:  “what is on you music  playlist?”  Vice Mayor Nick  Pavlis volunteered to help kick things off. According Vice Mayor Pavlis, he has a wide range of […]

Sunsphere at Night looks Iconic!

    The Sunsphere looks amazing all lit up.  We are getting details of this project and hope to have more information soon. Developing…   Update: 10:29am 05/15/2013 I just received the email attached below  from PBA Chief Dale Smith.  It is encouraging to know that an inquiry by the Knoxville Focus helped attain such […]

My Daily Cup of Joe- Here and there and everywhere

24/7 followers want to know…where have you been Mahurin? Well, to quote Dr. Seuss, I have been “here and there and everywhere”. Avid Focus readers know I’ve been busy interviewing incredible people who are accomplishing truly great things. (For instance, check out this feature on the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley.) I […]

Q100 Open Mike Night Features Knoxville's own Greylan James!

    Mike Hammond held his open mic night tonight at Mulligans. Greylan James and Chris Stapleton both played the event. There was a great crowd on hand for the event. Greylan James is a local singer – songwriter from right here in Knoxville Tennessee. He has recently been on NBC’s hit show The Voice. […]