Powell football coach Derek Rang resigns

Derek Rang resigned as head football coach of the Powell Panthers this morning some three months he was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into alleged testing irregularities during an End of Course Algebra II test he was administering.

Wine in grocery stores and campaign math…

Tenneseeans remain sharply divided on a state bill which would allow local voters to decide through referendums whether grocery stores can sell wine in their area. The bill failed (8-7) in the state house Local Government Committee earlier this week. Many have suggested campaign contributions from the liquor industry have heavily influenced the issue….many also maintain that […]

Fountain City Business & Professional Association Meeting

The monthly Fountain City BPA Lunch Meeting is Wednesday, March 13, at 11:45 a.m., at Central Baptist Church. Rick Ross from Rick Ross & Associates and Studio Four Design Architects will speak on “Company Culture: Why It’s Important and How to Build it.”   We hear a lot of discussions about Company Culture, but what does that really mean? And […]

Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War meeting

Lucinda Heatherly Tent #3, Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War will meet on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. in the EastTennessee History Center, 601 Gay Street, Knoxville.  The program will be presented by reenactors portraying President Abraham and Mrs. Mary Todd Lincoln.  For information call (865)494-7785.

KUB to Host Public Meeting for Lyons View Pike Construction Project

KUB will host a public meeting Thursday, March 21, at 6 p.m. at the Bearden Elementary School Gymnasium, 5717 Kingston Pike, to discuss a major upcoming utility construction project along Lyons View Pike. The community meeting will begin with a brief presentation about the project. KUB will also introduce the prospective contractor for the project […]

John Duncan III to speak at Halls Republican Club

The Halls Republican Club will be meeting at the Boys & Girls Club of Halls/Powell (1819 Dry Gap Rd. just off of E. Emory Rd. across fromBrickey School) on Monday, March 18, 2013. The Meet & Greet starts at 6 p.m.; the meeting proper begins at 7 p.m.                                        The guest speaker will be John Duncan III, Knox County Trustee. […]

CHS Class of 1963 Reunion

The Central High School Class of 1963 is looking for lost classmates as we prepare to celebrate our 50th Reunion this spring. If you are part of this class and have not heard from the committee about the upcoming “golden reunion” please email or mail your information. Email your contact info to: ajrader@bellsouth.net or mail […]

Halls BPA Good Friday Prayer Breakfast

The Annual Good Friday Prayer Breakfast will be held at the Beaver Dam Baptist Church Fellowship Hall on Friday, March 29, at 7:30 a.m.  This annual event, sponsored by the Halls Business & Professional Association, attracts businesses, professionals and residents from the community and is always a sold out affair. The guest speaker this year is […]

Costly city government luncheon raises concerns

By Dan Andrews andrewsd@knoxfocus.com Each year the City of Knoxville hosts an elaborate luncheon where the Mayor outlines the proposed city budget for the upcoming year. Last year the luncheon was held under a sprawling tent on the lawn of Victor Ashe Park where citizens were shuttled from spill over parking lots. Recently questions have been raised about the costs and expenditures of this high profile event and […]

"Meet the Fleet" being discussed for #Southfest

Details involving #Southfest have begun to emerge. On the county side, the Mayor’s office is hard at work brainstorming. One proposed plan includes “meet the fleet.” The idea is to allow young children the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and get their photo taken with fire trucks, police cars, dump trucks, and other county vehicles.  The […]