Knoxville Focus for May 4, 2015

Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event Met With Great Success More than 1,000 people attended the 2015 Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event April 30-May 1 at various historic sites and downtown Knoxville. Attendees from 27 states like Colorado, New Jersey, and Texas and 40 Tennessee cities received a national, regional, and local perspective on how […]

Mayor Rogero keeping the Heartbeat of Knoxville 

By Dan Andrews   City of Knoxville Fire Chief Stan Sharp confirmed to The Knoxville Focus that the Mayor’s City budget is proposing to include twenty ‘perfect CPR machines.’ The official name of the device is the “Lucas Chest Compression System.” It is a device that performs CPR with perfection as it pumps at the […]

Knox County 7th Graders Spend TCAP Week in Washington, D.C.

By Sally Absher When South Knoxville resident Victoria DeFreese had the opportunity to attend the Computers in Libraries 2015 Conference in Washington DC last week, she jumped at the chance. And when she decided to take along her 13 year old son James and his best friend Rio, both honors students at South Doyle Middle […]

Senator Joseph T. Robinson of Arkansas

By Ray Hill   Joseph Taylor Robinson was Majority Leader of the United States Senate during the first one hundred days of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal. Few politicians have enjoyed the breadth and length of the career Joe T. Robinson had in Arkansas. A forceful leader, dynamic and plainspoken, Joe Robinson was a man […]

Neighborhood Security 

By Dan Andrews Over the years, the neighborhood community watch program has given people the ability to coordinate a proactive preventative response to a potential crime being committed in their neighborhood.  The groups would do this by manually gathering information, cooperating with local law enforcement, and holding community meetings in a central location for members […]

Vols Finish Spring Practice

By Alex Norman Five weeks and 15 practices are over, and now the long wait for the 2015 season begins for Tennessee. On Saturday, April 25th, the Vols played their annual Orange & White Game in front an announced crowd (sarcastic cough) of 63,016. So what did we learn about this team after the scrimmage? […]

Fulton football foursome wins KIL 4×100 relay again

Fulton football foursome wins KIL 4×100 relay again

By Steve Williams On a night when the weather felt more like football season, four members of Fulton High’s 2014 state football championship team combined to win the 4×100 relay event in the Knoxville Interscholastic League Track and Field Meet April 28. “It feels awesome,” said sophomore anchorman Zack Dobson. “We’re just blessed.” Juniors Kentel […]

The Eye Group: Friendly and Professional

The Eye Group: Friendly and Professional

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com With two locations, four doctors, and state of the art technology, you’ll find The Eye Group has just about everything you need in family eye care. “We value our patients,” says Kristy Chapman, Manager of The Eye Group’s 7220 Chapman Highway location. The Eye Group also has had an office in […]

City Budget Now More "Open and Transparent"

In an effort to create a more open and transparent government, Mayor Rogero has authorized the 2015-2016 proposed city budget be searchable for the first time. In years past, City of Knoxville budget information was available in “read format only.” That meant that if someone wanted to find a specific item in the budget, they […]

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