Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) representatives and other elected officials cut a ribbon to dedicate “Juanita Cannon Street”honoring long-time KCDC Commissioner Juanita Cannon at a ceremony at Paul Hogue Park on May 20. “Juanita Cannon has been a huge asset to KCDC and to our board and has been instrumental in […]

My Daily Cup of Joe- Can women have it all?

I watched this interview earlier in the week with great interest. WATE interviewed Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, PR executive Cynthia Moxley, and successful CEO Susan Packard to ask them a complex question: “Can women have it all?” The debate sparked after Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer returned to work shortly after having a baby and then […]

What ever happened to advanced notice?

  Mayor Burchett was stunned this evening to find out that his property was occupied by multiple pieces of KUB contracted  heavy machinery equipment. According to the Mayor he had no advanced knowledge, did not give permission, and was not aware of the cranes on his property until he saw a tweet of his property […]

My Daily Cup of Joe- Over on the Southside

“You really are a South Knox girl at heart,” remarked Mary Lou this weekend. If you’ve eaten at the Round Up, odds are Mary Lou rang you up. She knows most people by name, and many more by order. The Round Up, owned by local restaurateur, Sam Tobea, is a snapshot of the heart and soul […]

"Press Play"…what's on your playlist?

Many people believe that music in some way defines who we are.  So here at The Focus be began a new feature this week.  We asked local community leaders:  “what is on you music  playlist?”  Vice Mayor Nick  Pavlis volunteered to help kick things off. According Vice Mayor Pavlis, he has a wide range of […]

Sunsphere at Night looks Iconic!

    The Sunsphere looks amazing all lit up.  We are getting details of this project and hope to have more information soon. Developing…   Update: 10:29am 05/15/2013 I just received the email attached below  from PBA Chief Dale Smith.  It is encouraging to know that an inquiry by the Knoxville Focus helped attain such […]

My Daily Cup of Joe- Here and there and everywhere

24/7 followers want to know…where have you been Mahurin? Well, to quote Dr. Seuss, I have been “here and there and everywhere”. Avid Focus readers know I’ve been busy interviewing incredible people who are accomplishing truly great things. (For instance, check out this feature on the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley.) I […]

Q100 Open Mike Night Features Knoxville's own Greylan James!

    Mike Hammond held his open mic night tonight at Mulligans. Greylan James and Chris Stapleton both played the event. There was a great crowd on hand for the event. Greylan James is a local singer – songwriter from right here in Knoxville Tennessee. He has recently been on NBC’s hit show The Voice. […]

Kingston Pike Lane Closure May 14

KUB will close the eastbound curbside lane ona short section of Kingston Pike between Homberg Drive and North Forest Park Drive from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, as work is completed on the water distribution system in this area. One eastbound lane and both westbound lanes will remain open on this section […]