League of Women Voters Announces October 14th Candidate Forum

All seven candidates running for Knoxville City Council will participate in a nonpartisan Candidate Forum organized by the League of Women Voters of Knoxville and Knox County. The League will hold the Forum on October 14th at 7:00 p.m. at the Cansler Family YMCA. The following candidates are participating in the Forum: District 1: Nick Pavlis (unopposed) District 2: […]

PK Hope Is Alive, Focus reporter Dan Andrews discusses living with Parkinson's on WBIR

PK Hope Is Alive Parkinson Support Group of East TN will meet Tuesday, October 15 in Oak Ridge at Kern United Methodist Church, located at 451 East Tennessee Ave, in the Family Life Center from 11:30–1:30. This month’s topic will be “Cognitive changes in the Parkinson Patient” presented by Dr. Nelleke Van Wouwe. For more information please contact […]

Mayor issues statement on effect of possible U.S Government shutdown

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett released the following statement concerning the effect a possible federal government shutdown would have on Knox County:   “Despite Washington’s inability to come to a consensus and address the government’s financial crisis, Knox County will continue to operate and services will not be disrupted in the event of a short-term […]

Upcoming South Doyle Neighborhood Association Meeting

South Doyle Neighborhood Association Meeting October 1st, 7:00 p.m. Stock Creek Baptist Church Special Guest: Knox County Codes Enforcement Officers Roy Braden and Tony DeVaughan How this affects you: Dirty lots; dogs; erosion control; excessive noise; vacant, deteriorated, blighted lots; abandoned and inoperable vehicles; home occupation regulations; storage of school buses; construction codes/permits; regulations of […]

Publisher's Position-Rogero should Sunshine meetings with Council members

By Steve Hunley, Publisher publisher@knoxfocus.com According to information obtained by The Knoxville Focus through a Freedom of Information Act request, on July 17th, from 2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero met with Knoxville Councilwoman Brenda Palmer. She also met with Knoxville Councilman George Wallace on August 21st, from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Details […]

Turn the radio up! Drama on the FM

Radio insighters are really interested in Merle FM’s owner recent post on Twitter…   Begin Facebook message…     Ron Meredith You will soon, let just say again how much I think corporate radio SUX and much it pleases me to be beating them from an old farm house on a ridge in Clinton TN. I will […]

City of Knoxille spends $54.14 per early vote!!!!

713 people voted in early elections. I received the email from Board of Elections in rapid fast and professional response time.   So 38,979.50 divided by 713 equals  $54.41 per vote! Special thanks to the open and transparent and very media friendly Board of Elections. Seriously, they were great! Email I received begins here…. The total […]