The Knoxville Focus for January 15, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for January 15, 2018

Tom Spangler for Sheriff Campaign Opens Headquarters By Focus Staff With the holidays over and a new year underway, the 2018 political season has begun. Tom Spangler, Republican candidate for Knox County Sheriff, opened his campaign headquarters last week on 1601 Western Avenue. In a two-day event, occurring over Thursday and Saturday, Spangler treated guests […]

Briggs and Massey face some tough questions

State Senators Richard Briggs and Becky Duncan-Massey faced some tough questions when appearing before the League of Women Voters recently, especially when it came to the topic of possible voter fraud. (Photo by Mike Steely)

Briggs and Massey face some tough questions

By Mike Steely In recent weeks members of the local state legislature have been meeting with various groups including the Knox County Commission and the Knoxville City Council. When Knox County’s two state senators, Dr. Richard Briggs and Becky Duncan-Massey, sat before the League of Women Voters recently neither of them probably expected to be […]

George W. Norris of Nebraska

George W. Norris of Nebraska

Father of the Tennessee Valley Authority By Ray Hill George W. Norris, although a Nebraskan, has a relevance and importance to our community many may fail to realize. Norris Dam and the community of Norris are named for George William Norris. One might think it odd for landmarks in Tennessee to be named for a […]

Hartung discusses new tax laws at FCBPA’s monthly luncheon

Local Certified Public Accountant Andrew Hartung discusses the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act at Wednesday's monthly Fountain City Business and Professionals Association luncheon. Photo by Ken Lay.

Hartung discusses new tax laws at FCBPA’s monthly luncheon

  By Ken Lay The Fountain City Business and Professionals Association had its first monthly lunch meeting Wednesday, and in carrying on its January tradition, taxes were discussed as Knoxville residents and other Americans prepare to settle their tabs with the federal government. Area Certified Public Accountant and current FCBPA treasurer Andrew Hartung addressed those […]

HVA boys, South-Doyle girls ‘strike’ gold in District 4

HVA boys, South-Doyle girls ‘strike’ gold in District 4

  By Steve Williams Hardin Valley Academy’s boys and South-Doyle’s girls captured team championships in convincing fashion in the first-ever District 4 bowling tournament Wednesday at Family Bowl. The Hawks toppled Bearden 21-6 in the finals, while the Lady Cherokees rolled past HVA 20-7. The addition of three new Knox County schools to the sport […]

The Knoxville Focus for January 8, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for January 8, 2018

Scholars’ Bowl begins tonight on PBS By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com What happens when you have top students from area high schools competing to see who knows the most Literature, Science, Art, Math, Geography, Government, Music, Sports and History trivia? See for yourself when the East Tennessee PBS Scholars’ Bowl kicks off its 34th season tonight […]

Bias Against Trump Is Real

Bias Against Trump Is Real

By Steve Hunley   The basic sense of fair play has to be chaffing a great many Americans, as it is more and more obvious the mainstream media is simply not going to give President Donald Trump anything even resembling fair treatment.  Former President Jimmy Carter told the New York Times, “I think the media […]

Freezing weather draws homeless to KARM

Freezing weather draws homeless to KARM

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Last week’s below freezing weather played havoc with the homeless in Knoxville and strained the resources of the Knoxville Area Rescue Mission. The Broadway KARM center reported that about 360 people sought overnight shelter there on Wednesday. The mission has some needs but is stressing that it’s open and welcoming […]

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