The Knoxville Focus for September 16, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for September 16, 2019

Richie Beeler kicks off election campaign in Corryton   By Ken Lay Richie Beeler kicked off his election campaign for Knox County Commission Tuesday night at the Corryton Senior and Community Center and his supporters came in droves. Beeler, who will seek his first full term representing the Eighth District, was appointed to replace Dave […]

Is Knoxville making the same mistakes Nashville has already made?

Is Knoxville making the same mistakes Nashville has already made?

By Steve Hunley Across America the Universities that teach urban design and planning have a mantra that preaches high density, walkability, bike lanes, and mass transit. Single family homes and automobiles have been designated as the enemy. There are many buzzwords to disguise the prejudice against single family homes and cars; Sustainability, Sustainable Design, Energy […]

Menendez has a dream for Fountain City

Menendez has a dream for Fountain City

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com What is and what could be was the topic of a presentation at the Fountain City Town Hall meeting recently. Landscape architect Garry Menendez used a PowerPoint presentation to relay some of his ideas about the hub area there, emphasizing walkability and improvements on existing streets and access to Fountain City […]

Central outlasts Hardin Valley 16-7

Central outlasts Hardin Valley 16-7

  By Alex Norman It wasn’t pretty, but it was a win.  On Friday, September 13, the Central Bobcats stayed undefeated with a 16-7 victory over a motivated Hardin Valley team. “You have the opportunity to play against really good talent,” said Central head coach Bryson Rosser. “Coach Potter is doing a really good job […]

Valiant comeback effort falls short for Webb

Valiant comeback effort falls short for Webb

  By Ken Lay The losing streak reached three games for Webb School of Knoxville Friday night and for the second consecutive week the Spartans came up on the losing end of a 28-21 decision. But longtime Webb coach David Meske said that similarities between his young squad’s last two games stopped there. “Against Boyd […]

The Knoxville Focus for September 9, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for September 9, 2019

Knox County School Board Elects New Chair By Anne Primm Chair Terry Hill called the September 4 special-called meeting to order at 4:35 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. Three board members were absent from the meeting: First District Representative Evetty Satterfield, Third District Representative Tony Norman, and Eighth District Representative Mike McMillan. The sole purpose of […]

City Council Races Matter

City Council Races Matter

By Steve Hunley It will likely be easy for some Knoxville residents to overlook or pay little attention to the various races for City Council on the November ballot, especially with a hotly contested mayor’s race in the offing. Charles Thomas and Charles Al-Bawi will be squaring off city-wide after a primary vote solely inside […]

The Smoky Mountain Railroad

The Smoky Mountain Railroad

By Joe Holloway Knoxville’s railroad history is a proud one.  Its two beautifully-preserved downtown depots, the Louisville & Nashville (L&N) and the Southern, stand as testaments to that heritage.  Another downtown fixture, the “Three Rivers Rambler” passenger train, returns the lonesome whistles of iron horses to a city once filled with them. Yet, many Knoxvillians, […]

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