Poll Finds Strong Opposition to Tax Increase Remains Solid

Poll Finds Strong Opposition to Tax Increase Remains Solid

By Focus Staff The Knoxville Focus polled just over 500 voters two months ago and asked the same question in this week’s poll: “Knox County schools Superintendent James McIntyre has requested $35 million in new revenue for the school system. This would require an additional 35 cents or 14.83% increase in property taxes. Do you […]

Keller Williams Realty Honors Veterans

Keller Williams Realty Honors Veterans

Over 60 Keller Williams’ real estate agents participated in Red Day, a nationwide day of community service sponsored by Keller Williams International, on May 10. Each year, Keller Williams Realty offices across the county are asked to select a project where agents can give back to the communities that support their careers in real estate.  […]

Seymour High presents ‘Tom Sawyer’

Seymour High presents ‘Tom Sawyer’

The SHS Choral Department recently presented “Tom Sawyer, the Musical” and didn’t fail to entertain and delight audience members. Faithful members of the community, family, and friends came to support the choral students who had worked for months in preparation for Seymour High School’s 15th annual musical. Also in attendance on opening night were Senator […]

Tate packs career full of memories into one season

Tate packs career full of memories into one season

By Steve Williams Jack Tate is not leaving Bearden High School. That’s the good news. Before this season began, Tate did announce he would be stepping aside as the Bulldogs head baseball coach at season’s end. That was sad news, considering the longtime assistant was just entering his third season in the head post. What […]

Jack is Back

Jack is Back

By Sarah Baker A “boot load” of fans turned out for the Jack’s Back Party at Cotton Eyed Joe on Thursday, May 17. Jack Ryan was a live wire electrifying his faithful fans who have followed him from WIVK to his new home at Merle FM.  Many in the crowed expressed extreme disappointment in WIVK’s […]

Latest Poll Shows Strong Support for Buchett’s Budget

Latest Poll Shows Strong Support for Buchett’s Budget

By Focus Staff The latest Knoxville Focus poll shows Knox Countians overwhelmingly favor Mayor Tim Burchett’s budget.  Almost 400 Knox Countians were asked the question, “Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett has submitted a budget for the 2012 – 2013 fiscal year. Do you support or oppose the budget as proposed for the 2012 – 2013 […]

The Senator’s Secretary: D. W. McKellar

The Senator’s Secretary:  D. W. McKellar

  By Ray Hill Tennessee’s longest serving United States Senator, Kenneth D. McKellar, employed several secretaries during his thirty-six years as a member of the nation’s upper chamber. For sixteen years, Senator McKellar’s secretary was his youngest brother, Donald White McKellar. A “secretary” to a member of the Senate at that time would be the […]