North Knox B&P may adopt ‘UpTown North’ name

North Knox B&P may adopt ‘UpTown North’ name

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Seems lots of north Knoxville neighborhoods like the idea of branding the area as “UpTown North” and George Bove, president of the North Knoxville Business and Professional Association, wants to rename the association with that title as well. Bove hinted at the suggested name change during an association meeting recently […]

The Knoxville Focus for April 15, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for April 15, 2019

Vestal continues to deal with homeless By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Vestal Community Organization met last week and continued to wrestle with an increase in homeless people there. The meeting, at the South Knoxville Community Center, heard from Officer J. Claybough and President Eric Johnson on the issue. The meeting also heard from Ben and […]

The Bully Brigade vs. the Governor’s ESA

The Bully Brigade vs. the Governor’s ESA

By Steve Hunley There are frequent complaints about bullying in our schools and is it any wonder?  On Saturday, April 6, Governor Bill Lee came to Knox County to speak at the Lincoln Day Dinner.  A small group of teachers led by former local teachers’ union head Lauren Hopson Sorenson and State Representative Gloria Johnson […]

Bud Armstrong addresses West Knoxville Republicans

Bud Armstrong addresses West Knoxville Republicans

By Ken Lay Knox County Law Director Richard “Bud” Armstrong made a rare appearance at a local Republican Club early last week. “I don’t get to as many Republican Club meetings as I’d like to,” Armstrong told members of the West Knoxville Republican Club at its monthly meeting at the Kingston Pike location of Red […]

Affordable housing discussed at Neighborhood Advisory Council

Affordable housing discussed at Neighborhood Advisory Council

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com When Knoxville’s Neighborhood Coordinator Debbie Sharp asked the Advisory Council what their main concerns were, the number one topic they wanted to address was affordable housing. During the NAC meeting last Wednesday, Becky Wade and Linda Rust of the Community Development Department, spoke on the topic. Several of the council members […]

The Knoxville Focus for April 8, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for April 8, 2019

Gov. Bill Lee speaks at GOP dinner By Ken Lay Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee was the keynote speaker at the Knox County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner in West Knoxville Saturday night. Lee, Tennessee’s 50th governor, spoke briefly at the annual fundraiser at the Rothchild Catering and Conference Center. This was his second speech in Knoxville […]

Deconstructing Recode Knoxville

Deconstructing Recode Knoxville

By Steve Hunley This past Thursday, April 4, the third City Council Recode Workshop was held. It was different from the first two workshops in that serious questions were finally asked to city council about why Recode is actually needed. In Philosophy there is a concept known as a “false construct.” It is one of […]

A ‘marriage’ is celebrated at the Change Center

A ‘marriage’ is celebrated at the Change Center

By Steve Williams A $10,000 grant presented to the Change Center recently will be used for sports equipment for the hockey program and for basketball, said Nicole Chandler, Executive Director. The gift came from the Zaevion Dobson Memorial Foundation and was made in memory of Zaevion Dobson and in honor of Zack Dobson. Zaevion Dobson […]