By Ken Lay The second day of the Bearden Invitational soccer tournament didn’t go well for its host team. The Lady Bulldogs surrendered a pair of first-half goals in a 3-1 loss to Germantown Houston Thursday night at Bruce Allender Field. The loss knocked Bearden, which is ranked seventh in the state, from the ranks […]
Mayor Rogero, in an effort to lead by example, braved steep terrain today in order to get a first-hand view of the newly donated 100 acres of property given by the Woods family to Legacy Parks. While on top of the hill a member of Legacy Parks suggested that Mayor Rogero should […]
The 4th district city council race is rapidly heating up. On Sunday supporters of Rick Staples held an ice cream social. On Monday night supporters of Nick Della Volpe held a meet and greet at Litton’s. The race is in full swing.
By Steve Hunley The media barrage has begun and Superintendent of Schools Jim McIntyre is doing his best to spin the drop in ACT scores in Knox County. Like a stressed circus poodle, Dr. McIntyre is spinning, jumping, and barking that the results don’t mean a thing in light of the fact the folks who […]
Click here to view this week’s Focus. TDOT meets with East Town area merchants By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com 4th District City Councilman Nick Della Volpe invited TDOT Region 1 Director Steve Borden and Knoxville Public Service Director David Brace to discuss potential road improvements with East Town area merchants last week. State Senator Becky […]
By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked the question, “As a voter, do you consider yourself a Democrat, Republican or Independent?” Just over fifty percent of those polled said they consider themselves Republicans. Independents slightly outpolled Democrats with 25.56%, while Democrats comprised 24.28% The district with the highest number of voters identifying themselves […]
This September, the nation’s largest Labor Day weekend Fireworks Festival will once again launch from the Henley Bridge for the first time in two years due to the construction and remodeling of the bridge since January 2011. Visit Knoxville, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), the City of Knoxville, and Pyro Shows have been working […]
By Ray Hill West Virginia was once one of the more reliably Republican states in the country. Following the Great Depression and the rise of the machine headed by U. S. Senator Matthew Mansfield Neely of Fairmont, the election of 1932 changed the political landscape in West Virginia. Herman Guy Kump was elected governor […]