MAYOR ROGERO NAMES PUBLIC FACILITIES DIRECTOR   Mayor Madeline Rogero today announced the hiring of Greg Mackay as Director of Public Assembly Facilities. Mackay, former Administrator of the Knox County Election Commission and a former real estate broker, will manage operations at Chilhowee Park and the Civic Auditorium and Coliseum. He succeeds Bob Polk, […]

Update on state legislature committee appointments…

State Senator Becky Massey has been appointed to Chairwoman of the Calendar Committee and will also serve on the Transportation Committee and the Government Operations Committee and the Health and Welfare Committee. State Representative Ryan Haynes has been appointed as chair of the State Government Committee, and will also serve on the Civil Justice Committee.

Dan Andrews interviews Tigerspike's Lead expert on Quantum Resistant Encryption Technology "Karacell"

As a political journalist, I am always on the lookout for new innovations involving encryption technology. So when I read Tigerspike Announces Karacell, Delivering Faster, Secure, Quantum Resistant ‘Made for Mobile’ Video Encryption, I was beyond excited about the strong implications this technology has. The Tigerspike press release is about a new patented technology called […]

New Year, New Semester, New Music at 90.3 FM WUTK

Piles of CDs come into the studio at the start of the new semester. The blizzard of new CDs mailed to 90.3 FM. With the start of the new year and a new semester at WUTK 90.3 FM comes the challenge of listening to hundreds of new album releases.  This past Sunday I happened to […]

Electronic-waste collection event to be held Saturday

This Saturday, January 12th, Knox County is partnering with the City of Knoxville, Optimist Club of West Knoxville and the Knoxville Volunteer Rescue Squad for the “Plug-In to Your Community” electronic-waste recycling event. Saturday’s event will take place rain or shine from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Chilhowee Park in the MidwayParking Lot on North Beaman Street. The […]

Remembering Coach Barnhill

By Tasha Mahurin The history of the University of Tennessee football program is steeped in tradition and rich with legend. Sports casters utter names such as Neyland, Majors and Fulmer with a sense of reverence. Yet, in the annals of Vol history, one finds a name not often mentioned, or at least not mentioned […]

Knoxville Focus for Monday, January 7, 2013

Knoxville Focus for Monday, January 7, 2013

Click here to view this week’s Focus online. Knoxville: There’s An App For That By Tasha Mahurin Knoxville now has an app, thanks in part to Knoxville City Councilman Nick Della Volpe. “The Knoxville application is a handy index-like tool, pointing the way to local food, lodging, tour sites, local happenings, etc. These topic […]

Knox Countians Skeptical About ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Vote

Knox Countians Skeptical About ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Vote

  By Focus Staff Knox Countians appear to be at least somewhat skeptical about the outcome of the recent vote by Congress to avoid the “fiscal cliff”.  Likely voters were asked the question, “This week there was a vote in the U. S. House of Representatives and the U. S. Senate regarding the so call […]