Karen Carson, the 5th district representative of the school board further added onto her stellar tenure as a representative for the people. While some might debate that her greatest legacy is defeating a ONE TERM incumbent so bad that when the person ran for a volunteer elected position of State Executive Committee voters overwhelmingly rejected […]
I saw Dave Wright tonight at the school board meeting. He confirmed to me that he is not running for a State governmental position at this time. So much like the “Joy McCroskey rumor” that was started a while ago…this rumor also is false. Dan Andrews reporting
At last night’s Karn’s Republican Club meeting, Bobby Waggoner announced he is forming an exploratory committee in consideration of a bid at the Knox County Sheriff’s seat. Should he choose to run of the office, he would square off against incumbent Sheriff J.J. Jones.
Yesterday, I spoke with Anita Lane the General Manager of the Hampton Inn Downtown and she confirmed to me that she is serious about her offer that she originally placed on Twitter. If any commissioner or city council member wants to sunshine a meeting, they can use the Hampton Inn Downtown. With a large open […]
Public forum once again became a major game changer tonight at the city council meeting. At issue was whether to give city streets to the University of Tennessee. Once again, much like the bus shelter situation UT appeared very unprepared. What occurred was one individual who actually works for UT laid out a solid […]
Click here to view this week’s Focus. Bob Thomas announces candidacy for Knox County Commission At-Large Seat By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com “I am excited to announce that I am seeking a countywide seat on Knox County Commission. It is my desire to help ensure that our Knox County Commission continues to be responsive to the people […]
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By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com When it became apparent that the former educational building at Alice Bell Baptist Church (ABBC) in Knoxville had to be replaced due to structural problems, the church’s goal became to construct a facility that would meet not only its own needs, but the needs of the community as well. That goal […]
By Ray Hill Just a few years following America’s bloody Civil War, as states were readmitted to the Union, old Confederates began to arrive in Congress. The United States Senate particularly came to be dominated by Southerners, who occupied most of the powerful committee chairmanships. It has been frequently said the Senate was the South’s […]
By Steve Williams Bearden won the first two minutes of its football showdown with Fulton Friday night, but after that it was all Falcons. The showdown turned into a blowout. Fulton, defending Class 4A state champion, left Bearden with a 52-0 win on its resume, its second straight victory over a Class 6A opponent and […]