Smile after smile, Family Truckster is rolling again

Smile after smile, Family Truckster is rolling again

By Steve Williams It’s not too late for a Summer Vacation trip. In fact, the way CARE 365 founder Dave Moore sees it, a ride in the Family Truckster may be just what many Americans need after recent disturbing events. Moore has converted the Truckster’s Christmas Vacation look this past winter to Summer Vacation style. […]

The Knoxville Focus for August 1, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for August 1, 2016

  Early voting turnout low, but up over four years ago By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com About 8,000 voters have taken advantage of early voting as of Thursday and Chris Davis, Assistant Administrator of Elections, told The Focus the participation is actually an increase over the last commission election. “We’re actually up 609 voters over the […]

PTAs contribute to their schools

PTAs contribute to their schools

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Among the many requests from Knox County Schools routinely approved by the County Commission are several resolutions to approve donations to the schools. Some of these go unnoticed but the contributions of local PTAs are notable. For instance, Pond Gap is in the midst of construction as the modular classrooms are […]

School grants questioned, lower fire rates, military leave

School grants questioned, lower fire rates, military leave

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Routinely approving expenditures and grants to the school system brought a request last week from one commissioner during the regular meeting of the Knox County Commission. Commissioner Charles Busler said that in the past a $600,000 grant was approved and resulted in the hiring of six additional county employees. Busler said […]

3rd Annual House Mountain Hoedown!

3rd Annual House Mountain Hoedown!

By Ralphine Major I looked at the leafy, green lily bush now wilted by summer’s stifling heat.  I see leaves that have already fallen from trees and try to decide, is it still summer—or early fall?  July brought a flurry of “Christmas in July” events including special promotions and sales, a line-up of favorite Christmas […]

Old City Hall gets a New Old Look

Old City Hall gets a New Old Look

By Mike Steely Steelym@knoxfocus.com A small change is coming to one of the most historic buildings in downtown Knoxville. You’ll probably not notice what’s happening there but, in fact, the change will take the building to its early appearance. Recently the Historic Zoning Commission approved of enclosing an exterior recessed area on a building at […]

The Knoxville Focus for July 25, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for July 25, 2016

Susan Horn Talks Education with 5th District Residents By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com Friends and supporters of Susan Horn, candidate for KCS Board of Education, 5th District, hosted a “meet and greet” at the Copperstone Clubhouse in the Choto area of West Knox County last week. Horn has been active in Knox County Schools since her […]

The Money-Bullies Are After Martin Daniel

The Money-Bullies Are After Martin Daniel

By Steve Hunley Knoxville has a particular wealthy elite political class that has appeared with alarming frequency during the last several election cycles.  The Haslam family and its faithful retainers have recently had a habit of contributing money for their favorite candidates.  One such candidate was Board of Education member Tracie Sanger who received about […]

The Chalk Board for July 25

The Chalk Board for July 25

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com Knoxville’s Summer Interns Create Mosaic in Honor of Zaevion Dobson High school and college students participating in the City of Knoxville’s Summer in the City internship program have created a mosaic in honor of Zaevion Dobson, the 15-year-old Fulton High School student who was tragically killed in December 2015. The 26 […]