The University of Tennessee announced today that Butch Jones has been hired as the 24th head football coach of the Vols. Jones owns a 50-27 record (.649) in six seasons as a head coach and joins UT from the University of Cincinnati, where he finished with a 23-14 record (.657) in three seasons with the Bearcats. […]

Local Parks Recognized

Knox County Parks and Recreation was recently awarded two Orchid Awards from Keep Knoxville Beautiful for the completion of Concord PetSafe Dog Park and the installation of new kiosks at Halls Community Park and Powell Station Park. These beautification awards are submitted by the public and awarded by a panel of independent judges. For more […]

Skateboarders vs PBA

Reflections from Focus reporter Dan Andrews… The classic, age-old battle between youth and authority is occurring once again in downtown Knoxville, albeit in a unique location. Quietly tucked away behind the tall BB&T building and the Andrew Johnson Building is a brightly lit, smoothly paved, and, at nights, empty parking garage. Perfect for daring and […]


Tennessee basketball coach Cuonzo Martin is serving as Grand Marshal of the WIVK Santa Claus Parade in Downtown Knoxville Friday. The parade begins on the corner of Howard Baker Junior Boulevard and Hall of Fame Drive (at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum) at 7 p.m. and will last approximately 45 minutes. Floats, marching bands, dancers and […]

6th Annual Tour de Lights

Knoxville’s 6th Annual Tour de Lights Bike Ride will take place on December 13th at 7:00 pm in Market Square. The ride starts at Market Square, is about 5 miles long, and takes around an hour. The pace is casual and family friendly! Riders are encouraged to get creative with lights, costumes and decorations. For […]

JWPE Public Hearing Reminder

On Thursday, December 6, 2012 the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will hold a public hearing to gather input on the proposed James White Parkway Extension in Knoxville. The James White Parkway Extension project was initiated at the request of local officials more than two decades ago to help alleviate congestion and address safety concerns […]

Megabus Drop-off Location in Nashville Changing

The current drop-off location  that Megabus riders travelling to Nashville will soon change.  An official spokesperson from Megabus gave The Knoxville Focus the following statement. “We’ve been working with the city to look at new locations, having outgrown the original site. Longer term we think that we will be able to access an off-street location. […]

Congratulations Coach Fulmer!

This year has been one of milestones for former Vols head coach Phillip Fulmer. Late last, month he watched his final recruiting class run through the T, as the Tennessee Vols claimed a narrow victory over the Kentucky Wildcats. Later this evening in NYC Fulmer will be inducted into the National Football Foundation’s College Hall […]