Knoxville Zoo rewards visitors with recycling program

Knoxville, Tenn.— This January, get rewarded for recycling! Bring your outdated phone book to the zoo for recycling and get a great deal on zoo admission, thanks to the annual partnership between YP® and Knoxville Zoo. Now through Jan. 31, 2013, visitors can present an outdated phone book for recycling at the zoo’s ticket window […]

South Knoxville City Council and the Great James White Debate

Rumors began circulating a few weeks ago that former Knox County Commissioner Paul Pinkston was considering a run against Vice Mayor Nick Pavlis for the District 1 City Council seat. The Focus caught up with Paul this afternoon, who informed us that he does not have plans to challenge Pavlis for the seat. During the […]

Vols' OL Dallas Thomas Invited To 2013 Senior Bowl

Tennessee offensive lineman Dallas Thomas has been invited to the 2013 Senior Bowl. The All-American lineman will be the 119th Vol to play in the prestigious game on Jan. 26, 2013 in Mobile, Ala. The game from Ladd-Pebbles Stadium will be televised on the NFL Network. Thomas has been honored as a third-team All-American by […]

United States Sen. Lamar Alexander issues statement on "fiscal cliff."

Alexander: “Agreement Rescues 99 Percent of Americans from Tax Increases” Says, “If we don’t address Medicare fiscal cliff in upcoming debt ceiling debate, we are on the road to becoming Greece” WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on his vote tonight in favor of the agreement to avert the “fiscal […]

An entertaining day on the Hubert Smith Radio Show

  Yesterday, I had the pleasure of being in the studio covering an action packed episode of  “The Hubert Smith Radio Show.” Stopping by was Lee Willis, Julia Hurley along with her daughter Julia Zarianna Hurley, Tony Cappiello, and Gordon Boyd. The show had a great wide range of discussion. Topics ranged from the new […]

Update from South Doyle Homeowner's Association

The topic of next meeting to be held on TUESDAY, January 8th at 7 pm: Roy A. Arthur (Knox County Watershed Coordinator & Knox County Stormwater Management) explains $117,000 in grant funds for the Stock Creek Watershed, primarily for agricultural projects and septic repairs. The meeting will also include nomination of candidates for board of […]

Celebrating Kwanzaa at the Beck Cultural Exchange Center

Yesterday, on the second day of the celebration of Kwanzaa, I visited the Beck Cultural Exchange Center. While I was there I witnessed  the ceremony of the candle lighting.  The ceremony was performed by the historic civil rights leader  Avon Rollins.  After the ceremony, he spent time with me explaining the principles of Kwanzaa. I […]

Knoxville Fire Department Releases Statement on Mulch incident

Official statement from Knoxville Fire Department “Knoxville Firefighting crews responding to Shamrock Organic were relieved to discover the fire was contained to a piece of equipment called a tub grinder which mulched the wood into mulch. No extensions to the large mulch piles at the scene. The fire is out.” Captain D.J. Corcoran Knoxville F.D.

Update of mobile meals program

515 seniors are scheduled to be served on Christmas Day. Fortunately, many people who normally receive Mobile Meals will spend the day with family and friends. The Mobile Meals staff has checked to ensure that each senior will be home and wants the meal.