Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs: Jobs are First and Foremost

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs: Jobs are First and Foremost

By Amy Box Fellhoelter If there is one thing the East Knoxville Community Meeting does well, it’s keeping its members and community well informed of the priorities and initiatives of elected officials those candidates running for city offices. In a series of candidate-highlighted events, Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs was welcomed to the fourth meeting […]

The Knoxville Focus for July 1, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for July 1, 2019

Community policing and the candidates for mayor By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com One of the topics addressed during the League of Women Voters Mayoral Candidate Forum Tuesday night was community policing. Knoxville is currently planning to relocate the police and fire departments to the former St. Mary’s hospital just off Broadway. Not all of the six […]

Tax break approved for Supreme Court building

The Knox County Commission honored the late Arthur Seymour, Jr., and presented his widow, Susan, with a certificate. Mrs. Seymour is in the white blouse with a scarf. Seymour passed away after years of representing zoning clients and was noted for having more knowledge of zoning and land laws than anyone in city or county government. (Photo by Mike Steely)

Tax break approved for Supreme Court building

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Dover Corporation is in the process of renovating the former Tennessee State Supreme Court building which sat vacant for about 20 years. The city has already granted a payment-in-lieu-of taxes agreement and last week the Knox County Commission agreed also. While the tax break is based on the current […]

Crump Goes To Congress, III

Crump Goes To Congress, III

By Ray Hill Edward H. Crump, undisputed leader of the Shelby County machine and congressman from Tennessee’s Tenth District, was the primary focus during an especially bitter battle for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 1932. Former governor Malcolm Patterson, a highly tarnished figure and seventy-one years old, had the support of the administration of Governor […]

Gibbs’ Mitchell ranks No. 13 in the nation

Gibbs’ Mitchell ranks No. 13 in the nation

By Steve Williams Gibbs’ Carol Mitchell ranks No. 13 in the nation in wins among “active” high school softball coaches. After completing her 26th year this spring, Mitchell’s record stands at 914-279-4, a 76.5 winning percentage, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations. The leader is Diane Laffey of Warren Regina High […]

The Knoxville Focus for June 24, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for June 24, 2019

Sheriff, mayor and commission condemn hate speech By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Knox County Sheriff Tom Spangler spoke last week before the Knox County Commission’s Work Session and strongly condemned the remarks made by one of the department’s officers against gay citizens. He took the podium as the first speaker and said the comments made by […]