The Candoro Marble Building, an architectural treasure located in South Knoxville, will be the setting for Chef Nicholas Drew’s special Valentine’s Day Dinner in memory of the late Candoro Board of Directors president and restoration architect, Charles Richmond. The four course dinner will be the first in a series of fundraiser dinners. On Thursday, February […]
In what has become a tradition following the event, a large crowd of adoring females had assembled after the show to get one last memory, be that a photo, an autograph or anything that would serve as a memento of their “greatest night ever.” That was the phrase I heard at least four times […]
Here at The Knoxville Focus we believe in being fair, balanced, and reporting the whole truth. So in fairness to PSCD we are reprinting the press release they sent out on their Facebook page on Sunday. We are printing it verbatim to allow the reader an unfiltered view of the discussion and topics presented by […]
More and more people are reading about the failed security systems at Powell Middle School and Hardin Valley Academy, largely thanks to some great reporting by Jamie Satterfield of the Knoxville News-Sentinel. Most every member of the Board of Education, except for Mike McMillan, has rushed to try and cast a wide net in assessing […]
Tonight at Teen Hoot talent rose on all levels. The most well known Teen Hoot performer, Dylan Holland, received a special ceremony during his performance. Holland who recently signed with Last Blink Productions may have given his final Teen Hoot performance. He left the stage with an overwhelming ovation bringing both him and fans […]
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Tonight in a small restaurant in Farragut the rebuilding process of the Knox County Republican Committee was outlined. Newly elected Knox County chairwoman Ruthie Kuhlman addressed the club members of the Concord Farragut Republican Club. She highlighted a number of improvements that are currently ongoing in the Republican organization. Most notably is the round-the-clock efforts […]
On Tuesday, I attended “The State of the Schools Address.” While at the event I noticed tweets from both the media and a school board member writing about how well attended the event was. In my opinion, it was not well attended at all! Sort of. Let me explain. First off, Mayor Tim Burchett, asked […]
Mayor Tim Burchett confirms he will request tax relief from Nashville for South Knoxville Businesses
South Knoxville businesses are reeling after this week’s announcement that the Henley Street bridge will remain closed through February of 2014. The Focus caught up with Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett today, who informed us that he intends to request tax relief from Nashville for those businesses affected by the closure. T. Mahurin reporting.
Congratulations to the following students and programs for their hard work this season. Boys Academic Award: Karns Girls Academic Award: Carter Middle School and Powell Middle School (tie) Cheerleaders Academic Award: Halls Middle School