Neighborhoods in Action

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com   Parkridge hears streetscape ideas The Parkridge neighborhood heard from Leslie Fawaz of the East Tennessee Design Center last week about a proposed Washington Avenue-Parkridge Streetscape. Fawaz said that improvements could include new murals, painted crosswalks, landscaping, larger sidewalks and building façade changes. “This is just a concept, just a […]

Pink Panthers come together for City championship

By Steve Williams A joint effort by two recreation commissions – Holston-Chilhowee and Carter – made it possible for a group of 12-and-under girls to have a softball team this summer. And what a team it turned out to be! The Holston-Chilhowee Pink Panthers won the City 12U girls softball championship. “Our team was made […]

Commission looks at school fund requests

By Mike Steely The Knox County Commission meets in a work session next Monday, July 20, at 5 p.m. in the City-County Building and will consider several requests from the school system including leasing 14 vehicles for Drivers Education. The 36-month lease, with Acme Auto Leasing LLC, will cost $67,134.48 for each 12-month period, or […]

Teachers, Leave Those Tests Alone

By Sally Absher In what some are calling yet another assault on Tennessee educators, the Tennessee Department of Education (TN DOE) has adopted a new method of detecting cheating on Tennessee’s most important standardized assessment, the TCAP. The State calls this its “erasure analysis.” Tri-Cities News Channel 11 (WJHL) reported that this led state leaders […]

Public and Legal Notices for July 6, 2015

foreclosure notices   NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated December 18, 2008, executed by DORIS L. BOLEY AND WILLIAM M. BOLEY, conveying certain real property therein described to ALAN E. SOUTH, as Trustee, as same appears […]

Knoxville Focus for July 6, 2015

Board of Education Passes Budget Mayor Burchett’s Budget Includes New Middle Schools for Gibbs and Hardin Valley Communities, Payraises For County Employees, No Tax Increase! By Focus Staff The Knox County Board of Education met last week and approved the Memorandum of Understanding brokered by Mayor Tim Burchett and approved by the County Commission, as well […]

Parents Rally for Non-Renewed Teachers

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com More than 50 parents, students, and teachers braved threats of thunderstorms to attend a rally outside the City County building prior to last Wednesday’s Board of Education meeting. Most were dressed in red to show support for over 40 non-tenured teachers whose contracts were not renewed for the following school year. […]

Lenior City is Booming

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com If you think Lenoir City as just a suburb of Knoxville you are underrating out neighbor community. Like Alcoa, Maryville and Seymour, Lenior City supplies workers and services to Knoxville just as Knox County and Farragut supply labor to the surrounding cities. Lenoir City is much more than a suburb and […]

Congressman Robert A. “Fats” Everett

By Ray Hill   Long forgotten by most, the late Congressman Robert Ashton “Fats” Everett was one of the more colorful from the political pages of Tennessee’s history.  Everett was by any measure a political professional well before he ever was elected to Congress. Tall and weighing in at over three-hundred pounds, most everyone called […]

Fountain City native mentors Dobbs during internship

  By Steve Williams Butch Jones may be Joshua Dobbs’ head football coach, but Fountain City native David Fisher was his mentor this past May. The University of Tennessee quarterback and aerospace engineering major spent the month as an intern with Pratt & Whitney-United Technologies in West Palm Beach, Fla., where Fisher is Senior Test […]

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