An interview with the bodyguards of bullriding

Jason Gibbs is not a bull rider. He is a bullfighter. Someone who places his life on the line as a bodyguard… who protects bull riders when all goes right or wrong in a power packed eight seconds that riders and fighters alike maintain lasts a lifetime.  For Joey Hackett, a 19 year veteran of the […]

Interview Workshop

The Knoxville Area Urban League is holding a workshop: “Put Your Best Foot Forward in Interviews,” on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, 9-11 a.m.,1514 East Fifth Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917.  Instruction provided by U.T. Hospital. There is no cost to attend but space is limited. To register or for more information, call 865-524-5511.

Wine and Dine for the Canines

Tennessee Valley Golden Retriever Rescue’s annual signature fundraiser “Wine and Dine for the Canines” will be held Saturday, March 9, at 5:00 p.m. at Bearden Banquet Hall in Knoxville. Wine and Dine will feature special guest speaker Sam Venable, Dinner, Silent and Live auctions, Door prizes and Giveaways. Bearden Banquet Hall is located at 5806 Kingston […]

Fulton Alumni seeking names

The Fulton High School Alumni Association has begun an effort to retrieve the names of all Fulton High Alumnus that have lost their lives in the military service of our country. The Alumni Association will have a commemorative plaque created to honor these individuals. The plaque will be displayed at the school. Send: name of […]

Mike Brown requests Resolution echoing Burchett's request for S. Knox Tax Relief

South Knox County Commissioner Mike Brown has requested that the county’s law department draft a resolution on behalf of Knox County Commission that mirrors Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett’s request for tax relief from Nashville for businesses in South Knoxville. He has requested that it be discussed at next Monday’s commission meeting. No word yet […]

Volunteer Training Day

Historic Ramsey House is hosting volunteer training days March 2 and 7 at 11:00 a.m. for old members, new members, and anyone else interested in becoming a part of our community’s heritage! The workshop will review how to give house tours and how to operate the gift shop. This is a great opportunity to brush […]

Ron Paul to speak at Knox County's Lincoln Day Dinner

With a master’s stroke, newly elected Knox County GOP Chairwoman Ruthie Kuhlman further demonstrated, not only her commitment to to the success of the Knox County Republican Party, but her ability to propel the party forward today. She, along with the help of Congressman John J. Duncan Jr., has been able to secure former presidential candidate and Texas Congressman […]

Franchise and Excise Tax Break an option for South Knox Businesses?

Headlines lit up two weeks ago, when the Focus broke the story that Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett would seek tax relief from Nashville to aid South Knoxville businesses owners who have been affected by the closure of the Henley Street Bridge. The TDOT announcement that the bridge’s opening would be delayed another 6 months […]

Knox County Commission to consider a resolution in support of an elected school superintendent…

At today’s Knox County Commission work session Commissioner David Wright proposed resolution R-13-2-903. The resolution reads: “Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee expressing support of SB916/HB 741 providing for elected School Superintendents in the State of Tennessee.” The resolution was passed on to full commission without discussion. If the measure passes Knox County […]