Getting to Know Mark Campen

Getting to Know Mark Campen

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Knoxville Focus is featuring citizens in our community, sitting down with them for an informal chat, so our readers can know them better. Mark Campen represents the 5th District on the Knoxville City Council and holds a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife management and Fisheries Science and a minor in […]

Trusley’s bat gives Powell another home game

Trusley’s bat gives Powell another home game

By Steve Williams Powell High’s baseball team captured the District 3-AAA championship and avoided a must-win matchup with mighty Farragut, but what junior Walker Trusley was most happy about was getting to play another home game with his senior teammates. “It’s more of I love these seniors and I have a great relationship with them, […]

The Knoxville Focus for May 6, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for May 6, 2019

Governor’s ESA Legislation Passes! By Steve Hunley True to his word on the campaign trail last year, Governor Bill Lee asked the Tennessee General Assembly to pass his Educational Savings Account bill to give Tennessee families and students a choice in their future. Those Republicans in the legislature who stuck with Governor Lee, like Speaker […]

Praise for Governor Lee, Legislators

Praise for Governor Lee, Legislators

By Steve Hunley How many times have you heard someone complain politicians don’t do what they promised during the campaign?  I’ve griped about it myself and cannot begin to count the number of times I’ve heard that same complaint from others.  Bill Lee promised during his campaign to do his very best to fix what […]

EYF to bring health center to Lonsdale Community

EYF to bring health center to Lonsdale Community

By Ken Lay The Emerald Youth Foundation is bringing a health center to the Lonsdale Community. Plans for the center, which will be located at the foundation’s Lonsdale Ministry Complex, were announced early Friday the Emerald Youth Foundation’s prayer breakfast at the Knoxville Expo Center’s Grande Event Center. The breakfast, which was hosted by local […]

Recode Draft 5 finally arrives

Recode Draft 5 finally arrives

By Steve Hunley On Wednesday afternoon May 1, 2019, Knoxville-Knox County Planning released the long awaited Recode Draft 5. Recode Draft 4 came in at 287 pages. Draft 5 increased that by 48% to 425 pages. Despite the prior commitment of Knoxville City Council in the third city council workshop on Recode to hold another […]

Urban Wilderness vs James White Parkway

Urban Wilderness vs James White Parkway

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Knoxville Focus has asked the candidates for Knoxville City Mayor to comment on whether or not the James White Parkway should be considered for extension through the Urban Wilderness in South Knoxville. Mayor Madeline Rogero worked with the state to get part of the terminus of the Parkway donated to […]

Warren backs up state ranking with strong showing

Warren backs up state ranking with strong showing

By Steve Williams Kiyontae Warren came into the Knoxville Interscholastic League Track and Field Championships with the best time in the state in the 300-meter hurdles. He felt he had to back it up. There was a burning desire inside of him to do just that. “Today was the best day competition-wise,” said the Austin-East […]

The Knoxville Focus for April 29, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for April 29, 2019

‘Grand Goals’ presented by Mayor Rogero By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “We still have a lot to accomplish,” Mayor Madeline Rogero told the large audience attending the “State of the City” budget address Friday. She also said she and her staff are “gearing up for a smooth transition” with whoever is elected as the city’s new […]