Unwanted Medication Collection on Saturday, March 23

Who: The Knoxville Police Department along with Knox County Solid Waste, the Knox County Health Department and other members of the East Tennessee Regional Medication Collection Coalition What: Properly dispose of old or unwanted prescription medications or over-the-counter medicines When: Saturday, March 23 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where:    North Knox – Tennova North […]

Legislative Update from Sen. Becky Massey

From the office of State Senator Becky Massey: I was pleased to sponsor several pieces of legislation that were passed in the Senate recently. Senate Bill 178 was approved that makes sure church-related “Parents’ Day Out” programs can continue to operate. The legislation, which comes after an Attorney General’s opinion was released last year placing […]

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 […]