Nighthawks Gearing Up for the Steelhawks

The Knoxville Nighthawks (0-1) will be traveling to Stabler Arena to take on the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks (0-1) for their second game of the season this Sunday March 17th.  The St. Patrick’s Day matchup will kick off at 4:00 pm. The Nighthawks started out their second season at the Columbus Civic Center against the Lions […]

Weekend Weather

A warmer weekend ahead before some cooler weather by the middle part of next week.  Data courtesy of East Tennessee Storm Team.

Hardin Valley parent Requests for parental notification rights to be added to the agenda April 2013.

A Hardin Valley Parent sent the following letter to the Focus office this morning: (The letter details his attempts to have parental notification rights added to the BOE meeting agenda and apparent refusal of the Board of Education to accommodate the request of concerned parents.) See below: Dear Dr. McIntyre, Ms. Carson, and Ms. Coatney: For the second time, […]

I-40 wreck

A wreck on I-40 West bound occurred just after 2:00 a.m. involving an eighteen wheeler (Avritt trucking) and a passenger vehicle. The Knoxville Fire Department arrived to find the two vehicles fully involved with flames. The driver of the semi was transported to Physician’s Hospital (Old St. Mary’s) while the body of the person in […]

Media Release / Domestic-related Stabbing / 214 Langley Place

On 03/14/2013 at about 4:09 p.m., Officers Roger McNutt and Travis Shuler responded to Parkwest Hospital regarding a male patient that entered the Emergency Room with a stab wound. Officer McNutt briefly spoke with the 55 year-old victim. Although the victim was uncooperative, he reported that he had been stabbed by his wife inside their room at the Extended Stay Motel at […]

Community Forum Meeting on School System Budget

Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools, will host a Community Forum on Thursday, March 21 at 6 p.m. at Northwest Middle School located at 5301 Pleasant Ridge Road. The Community Forum will continue the conversation regarding the 2013-2014 budget process, in which the following four priorities have been identified: Sustaining instructional improvement […]