Knoxville Focus for September 15, 2014

Link for pdf below story. Repairs to begin on Historic Fountain City Lake By Steve Williams After over at least 15 months, the draining of Historic Fountain City Lake will begin Thursday and plans are to start repair work on the leaky landmark next Monday. “We had a meeting today (Sept. 11) with the contracting […]

Dr. Hess speaks to Civil War Roundtable

By Dan Andrews andrewsd@knoxfocus.com The monthly meeting takes place at the Bearden Banquet Hall. However, the learning experience rivals the best lecture halls in all of academia. The Knoxville Civil War Roundtable Organization consists of members passionate about all aspects of history involving the Civil War. With over a 100 members attending monthly, this organization […]

OUR NEIGHBORHOODS: James White Fort

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com   It is rare that any structure from the early settlement of Knox County still stands today. A few have, such as the Blount Mansion and the Nicholas Gibbs home, but many of the original homes have disappeared with the passage of time. Sometimes an effort is made by individuals or […]

The Triumph and Tragedy of Woodrow Wilson II

By Ray Hill Woodrow Wilson returned to America to face a hostile Republican Congress and a people tired of the war. Wilson believed if he could reach the American people, he could convince them the United States’ participation in the League of Nations was essential. Wilson embarked on a tour of the country by train, […]

Willis commits to Tusculum College

By Ken Lay Andrew Willis will soon begin his final season with the Gibbs High School team. He’ll do it with a huge weight off his shoulders. The Eagles’ senior left-handed pitcher and outfielder put an early end to his college recruiting process when he committed to play collegiately at Tusculum College. “I talked to […]

Cherokees get road win over Hawks

10th ranked South-Doyle improves to 3-0 on the season By Bill Mynatt, Radio Voice of South-Doyle football on AM 620 WRJZ CherokeeRadioVoice@frontier.com Respect.  That’s something that the South-Doyle Cherokee football team was looking for in a battle of 2-0 teams at Hardin Valley on Friday night.  And with a convincing 47-21 win over the class […]

Should McIntyre be gone? “Yes!” says Mayor

By Mike Steely   That was the answer by Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett during a taping of WBIR’s “Inside Tennessee” which aired Sunday morning. Asked by attorney Don Bosh if he feels the school superintendent “should be gone” the mayor answered “Yes, I do.”   “Because of his style of leadership. I don’t like […]

KCS Executive Director of Nutrition Investigated for Misuse of Funds

  Knox County School officials confirmed that the KCS Executive Director of Nutrition is being investigated for possible misuse of funds.   Bob Thomas, the Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services, said, “We are aware of an allegation of misuse of funds involving our Executive Director of School Nutrition, Jon Dickl.  We have opened an investigation […]

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