If you break, it you buy it

If you break, it you buy it

By Steve Hunley Knoxville had a city election last week for mayor and city council seats. There will be a new mayor and four new city council members. Out of 187,000 residents and 92,000 registered voters only 25,360 people in Knoxville cast votes for mayor. That means 13.6% of the total residents and 27.6% of […]

Innovatin’ Indya

Innovatin’ Indya

By Steve Hunley Lord have mercy! Mayoral candidate Indya Kincannon has just let go of a press release announcing, if elected, she will create an Office of Innovation. Don’t you reckon it’s finally time somebody thought of that? I suppose it would not be nice to point out then-superintendent of schools Jim McIntyre did the […]

Hoyos Claims Misleading

Hoyos Claims Misleading

By Steve Hunley Rene Hoyos has made the expected announcement she is running for Congress again in 2020.  Hoyos ran against Tim Burchett in 2018 and won a whopping 33% of the vote.  Now she’s off to the races once again and telling anybody who will listen she’s seen signs of a shift in the […]

Is the sale of the AJ Building good for taxpayers?

Is the sale of the AJ Building good for taxpayers?

By Steve Hunley, Publisher publisher@knoxfocus.com WVLT Channel 8 television in Knoxville reported on October 4th 2017, “Getting the Andrew Johnson Building back on the tax rolls has been a priority for me since I took office as Knox County Mayor,” said former Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett. If Tim “dadgumit” Burchett has a white whale […]

Will Your Neighborhood Be Next?

Will Your Neighborhood Be Next?

By Steve Hunley Folks in the Parkridge community are upset their community isn’t being treated fairly. What Parkridge residents are angry about is the use of land right next to Caswell Park as the site for a three-story apartment complex for the homeless. The City of Knoxville intends to give the property to the Volunteer […]

How Knoxville makes affordable housing worse

By Steve Hunley Last week in the Publisher’s Position The Knoxville Focus examined whether Knoxville is making the mistakes that Nashville has already made. We received a great deal of positive feedback at The Focus from as close as Farragut and as far away as Nashville. On the WETR radio show the “Knoxville Morning News” […]

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