The Knoxville Focus for September 24, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for September 24, 2018

Police Advisory and Review Committee celebrates 20 years By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Knoxville Police Advisory and Review Committee celebrated 20 years of service as a mediator between the city police and citizens last week. The event, held in the City-County Building Friday afternoon, recognized the citizens committee for its efforts. One of a few […]

Enough is Enough: Kavanaugh Circus Must End

Enough is Enough: Kavanaugh Circus Must End

By Steve Hunley Any reasonable person would have to conclude the hearings on the nomination for Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U. S. Supreme Court is nothing less than a circus. Kavanaugh should have been confirmed by now but for the last-minute accusation made by Christine Blasey Ford, which deserves considerable scrutiny. The […]

Knox County Sheriff Tom Spangler meets with media

Knox County Sheriff Tom Spangler meets with media

The Knox County Sheriff’s office hosted a Media Luncheon last week where Sheriff Spangler’s team recognized the partnership between the department and media. Sheriff Spangler spoke on the department’s goal of a continued relationship and offering transparency with the public. “We rely on the media to help keep the public informed. We appreciate what you […]

Tennessee Talking Horse: Congressman Dan Kuykendall

Tennessee Talking Horse: Congressman Dan Kuykendall

By Ray Hill Dan Kuykendall (pronounced Kirk-en-dall) was the first Republican to be elected to Congress from West Tennessee since 1882.  Kuykendall was also the first Republican to represent E. H. Crump’s former domain of Memphis in the House of Representatives; Kuykendall was also the last Republican to represent the area in Congress. Kuykendall was […]

Lady Bulldogs shut out rival Farragut 4-0

Lady Bulldogs shut out rival Farragut 4-0

  By Ken Lay Bearden High School girls soccer coach Ryan Radcliffe wasn’t sure what to expect when his team took the field Thursday night. But it didn’t take him long to like what he saw as the Lady Bulldogs notched a 4-0 non-district victory over Kingston Pike rival Farragut before a spirited crowd at […]

The Knoxville Focus for September 17, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for September 17, 2018

Advisory Council seeks members By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Neighborhood Advisory Council is looking for five new members. The council is appointed by Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and serves as her consultation group on issues facing all of Knoxville’s neighborhoods. Debbie Sharp is the Office of Neighborhoods coordinator and is looking for advocates of neighborhoods. […]

Hazing should be illegal

Hazing should be illegal

By Steve Hunley There is no plainer way to put it; quite simply hazing should be illegal.  A recent reminder was the filing of a lawsuit by a former Florida State University student who claims he sustained a brain injury while being forced to participate in a hazing ritual.  That particular ritual was called the […]

MPC approves concept and development plans for Post Oak Bend over residents’ objections

Tom Hale, representing several homeowners' associations, addressed the Thursday, Sept. 13 meeting of the Metropolitan Planning Commission to protest the proposed Post Oak Bend subdivision.

MPC  approves concept and development plans for Post Oak Bend over residents’ objections

By Pete Gawda For the second straight month yellow shirted members of Northshore Corridor, which represents several home owners associations, packed the main assembly room at the City County Building to protest the proposed Post Oak Bend subdivision.  Last month the Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) postponed the issue. However, at the Thursday, Sept. 13 meeting, […]

Mr. Jim Cummings

Mr. Jim Cummings

By Ray Hill “Live so that when you die, even the undertaker will be sorry.” Sign that hung in the business office of Jim Cummings. James H. Cummings is likely a name unfamiliar to most readers, but during his time he was a power and a man to be reckoned with. When he died in […]

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