Focus on the Law: Orders of protection

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law An Order of Protection is a legal document signed by a judge that helps protect you from domestic violence.  To qualify to obtain an Order of Protection you must have at least one of several particular types of relationships with your abuser.  You may be current or former spouses, […]

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Knoxville Focus for Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Knoxville Focus for Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus. School Board budget may not get approved By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com A combined meeting of the Knox County Commission and Board of Education Tuesday night at Ijam’s Nature Center saw the school board continuing to push for additional funding. Commission, for the most part, agreed that teachers need […]

Publisher’s Position: Sales Tax Grab Stinks

Publisher’s Position: Sales Tax Grab Stinks

Don’t Let Your Community Get ‘Pond Gapped’ By Steve Hunley Knox County Board of Education member Doug Harris is busy making the rounds promoting the idea of increasing the local sales tax. Making an appearance on the Hallerin Hill radio show, Harris says a half penny increase in the local sales tax will generate $30 […]

Our Neighborhoods: MASCOT

Our Neighborhoods: MASCOT

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com It may be the most unique neighborhood in Knox County. Isolated in the eastern corner, separated by distance and the river, Mascot is also separated by history and culture. About 2,000 people call the Mascot community home. Founded by the American Zinc Company as a company town the community is much […]

Baker puts team ahead of herself in girls state track

Baker puts team ahead of herself in girls state track

By Steve Williams Track and field is often thought of as an “individual” sport, but it has “team” players, too. Like Camille Baker of Catholic High. Baker started off Spring Fling week May 19 by winning the TSSAA Class A-AA state girls pentathlon at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. Three days later, the Catholic […]

Publisher’s Position: Backward Budgeting

Publisher’s Position: Backward Budgeting

By Steve Hunley The hallmark of Superintendent of Schools Jim McIntyre’s administration seems to be grand and glorious phraseology along with regular requests to jack up taxes. The superintendent is beginning to sound like a broken record. McIntyre really seems to believe there’s some chance the County Commission will provide extra money to give teachers […]

Old Windows Aren't a Pane

A Workshop on Window Restoration & Weatherization   The Metropolitan Planning Commission and Knox Heritage are co-sponsoring a workshop teaching a cost-effective way to repair the old wooden windows that lend so much character to historic homes.  Mr. Bob Yapp, author and nationally known “old house expert” will be the instructor. The event will be […]