A look at McIntyre’s evaluation

A look at McIntyre’s evaluation

By Mike Steely Steelym@knoxfocus.com In a narrative evaluation of Dr. James McIntyre, Jr., posted this month on the Knox County School Board’s website, it appears the Board is recommending extending his contact, but with some wordage reflecting the turmoil from teachers and parents. Noted in the evaluation is the falling graduation rate, from 90.3 percent […]

Knoxville Focus for December 2, 2013

Knoxville Focus for December 2, 2013

Please click here to view this week’s paper.   Judge Wimberly receives prestigious honor By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com Knox County Circuit Court Judge Harold Wimberly Jr. received the Bill Williams Service Award for outstanding achievement in the area of adoption services last week from the Department of Child Services for his commitment, dedication, and service […]

Parking Garage, Pensions, Billboards

Parking Garage, Pensions, Billboards

By Mike Steely Steelym@knoxfocus.com The demolition of the Pryor Brown parking garage, built in the 1920s, to make way for a block-long street level parking lot was rejected by City Council last week. Royal Properties was appealing a Metropolitan Planning Commission rejection. A local petition to save the multi-story garage and objections by Knox Heritage […]

Powell overcomes slow start to down Lady Pats

Powell overcomes slow start to down Lady Pats

By Ken Lay For the first quarter of its game Tuesday afternoon the Powell High School girls basketball team was sleepwalking. But when the Lady Panthers finally answered their wake-up call, they were able to defeat Jefferson County 52-42 in the first round of the U.S. Cellular Basketball Tournament at Central High School. “I don’t […]