By Steve Williams Butch Jones, new University of Tennessee head football coach, was asked about Vonn Bell – a 5-star recruit who picked Ohio State over the Vols – early in his National Signing Day press conference last week He gave a brief but polite answer and then added he would prefer not to comment […]
By Ray Hill Jim Nance McCord is yet another figure from Tennessee’s political history who is little remembered today. Yet he was both a Congressman and governor; he also served in the Cabinet of Governor Frank Clement. Jim McCord was born in 1879 in Bedford County, Tennessee. McCord left the family farm when only seventeen […]
By Tasha Mahurin firstname.lastname@example.org Knox County School Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre addressed elected officials, community leaders, parents, and teachers last week during his 2nd annual State of the Schools address at Powell High School. The address, which is essentially a precursor to upcoming 2013 budget discussions in Knox County, was riddled with the need for […]
Citizens National Bank (CNB) has a lot to celebrate this year, including the Bank’s 40th Anniversary on February 3, 2013. In celebration of this milestone, CNB is giving away $100 cash prizes every Friday in February, plus one grand prize – to be a Multi-Millionaire for a Day, worth $3,000 in cash. Congratulations to Steven […]
Tonight at Teen Hoot talent rose on all levels. The most well known Teen Hoot performer, Dylan Holland, received a special ceremony during his performance. Holland who recently signed with Last Blink Productions may have given his final Teen Hoot performance. He left the stage with an overwhelming ovation bringing both him and fans […]
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Tonight in a small restaurant in Farragut the rebuilding process of the Knox County Republican Committee was outlined. Newly elected Knox County chairwoman Ruthie Kuhlman addressed the club members of the Concord Farragut Republican Club. She highlighted a number of improvements that are currently ongoing in the Republican organization. Most notably is the round-the-clock efforts […]
On Tuesday, I attended “The State of the Schools Address.” While at the event I noticed tweets from both the media and a school board member writing about how well attended the event was. In my opinion, it was not well attended at all! Sort of. Let me explain. First off, Mayor Tim Burchett, asked […]
Mayor Tim Burchett confirms he will request tax relief from Nashville for South Knoxville Businesses
South Knoxville businesses are reeling after this week’s announcement that the Henley Street bridge will remain closed through February of 2014. The Focus caught up with Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett today, who informed us that he intends to request tax relief from Nashville for those businesses affected by the closure. T. Mahurin reporting.
Congratulations to the following students and programs for their hard work this season. Boys Academic Award: Karns Girls Academic Award: Carter Middle School and Powell Middle School (tie) Cheerleaders Academic Award: Halls Middle School