Update from the Farragut Business Alliance

There will be lots going on at the Farragut Municipal Planning Commission (FMPC) meeting this Thursday, Dec. 20th that will impact both the businesses and residents of Farragut. The Town will hold a public hearing at 6:45pm to solicit final public comment on the Comprehensive Land Use Plan, prior to adoption consideration by the FMPC. […]

Nicely to address school safety this afternoon…

Rep. Frank Nicely will discuss his proposal to make our schools safer this afternoon on both Channel 6 and WBIR. For this week’s full press conference held by Knox County School Superintendent Jim McIntyre on school safety and the measures currently in place in Knox County, click here…http://knoxschools.org/modules/cms/pages.phtml?sessionid&pageid=286342. McIntyre cites the following safety measures: • […]

Local businesses save Christmas for CAC's Granparents to Parents Program

(Rusty Seymour, Linda Estridge, Rosalyn White, & Russ Jensen) CAC’s Office on Aging hosts an annual Holiday dinner for its Grandparents to Parents program. The program offers assistance to grandparents, or sometimes great-grandparents, who are foster caring children. Due to unforseen circumstances it looked as though the annual dinner would be missing  gifts for over […]

Mayor Burchett still recovering from pneumonia…

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett was present at today’s Knox County Commission meeting. The mayor has been recovering from pneumonia for the past two weeks. He assures that he is on the mend, but his doctors have told him to “take it easy” …as it normally takes up to 6 weeks to completely recover.

McIntyre discusses school safety before Knox County Commission

Knox County School Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre updates Knox County Commission on safety and security in our public school system following last week’s tragedy in CT. He issued the following statement last week: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the children and families of Newtown, Connecticut today as they grapple with this horrendous tragedy. The […]

iPad app streamlines building & codes inspections

Rather than a clipboard, carbon copy forms and a digital camera, Knox County Codes officials now go to building and codes inspection sites equipped with an iPad loaded with a special app developed by Knox County’s Information Technology Department. The app is being used in the inspection of new construction, as well as in codes […]

Does it work? Dan Andrews investigates YouTube Hypnosis…

For the past three weeks I have been experimenting with Youtube  hypnosis videos. While my experiments were very unscientific, I did gain a lot of insight into hypnosis and my own mental attitude.  In my experiment, I focused on two issues-  sleep and confidence. To obtain a baseline for sleep, I would wake up around 3 am […]

Knox County Festival of Lights

  Knox County’s Holiday Festival of Lights started to shine brightly tonight at  The Cove at Concord Park with a special kick-off event during which Knox County Commission Chairman Tony Norman flipped the switch to turn on the lights and start the festival. Also in attendance to show his holiday spirit was Commissioner Ed Shouse […]

On the beat in Nashville

    Driving down Commerce Street in Nashville earlier this week, I screamed, “turn up the radio”, to my friend as two artists who I profiled in The Focus over a year ago “Megan and Liz” filtered through the radio. Later that day, I sat in a friendly stranger’s living room and watched an artist […]