Knoxville Focus for May 13, 2013

Knoxville Focus for May 13, 2013

Click here to view this week’s Focus. Knoxville cyclist rides for Redeeming Hope “According to the AARP and the Senior Olympics, I’m a Senior. So, accordingly, I must now reap the benefits of this age. Sit back, garner ‘respect,’ enjoy the easier life, and simply relax. …Umm, I don’t think so,” said Knoxville resident John […]

World-famous author Wally Lamb speaks to VMC

World-famous author  Wally Lamb speaks to VMC

By Joe Rector Best-selling author Wally Lamb did speak to an audience of 900 who attended the 2013 Carry the Torch Luncheon at the Knoxville Convention Center. It is sponsored by the Volunteer Ministry Center as a fundraiser for its programs. Lamb also mingled with a group the night before. Lamb’s most personal appearance occurred […]

Exchange students prepare for return

Exchange students prepare for return

By David Klein For a few eager, international students, spending a year at a high school in Tennessee is a great experience. Each year, many foreign students come to the U.S. to study for a year through an organization called the Education First Foundation. The Education First Foundation (EFF) is the leader in high school […]

The Third Annual Knoxville Sports Media Combine

The Third Annual Knoxville Sports Media Combine

By Alex Norman For years the question has been raised… Are there any members of the sports media that are actually… sporty? I don’t think anyone believes that Chris Berman is very athletic, nor Tony Kornheiser, nor Al Michaels or most of the other folks you see on your television set. But in Knoxville, there […]

County makes small correction on website

Knox County Officials confirmed today that two websites that had incorrect financial numbers have been fixed and updated.  In the recent weeks, this reporter has undertaken and completed an exhaustive investigative reporting task of examining hundreds of websites involving the County’s  “Open Government” portal on their website which can be found here.   While most […]

2013 KCS High School Graduations Scheduled

Fourteen Knox County High Schools have graduations scheduled for the conclusion of the 2012-2013 school year in May. Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools, will be in attendance at a portion of all graduation ceremonies. To graduate, students have earned the prescribed 28 credits along with maintaining a satisfactory record of attendance […]

Western Avenue Closure Extended Through May 17

Due to recent weather, saturated soil conditions, and an unfavorable weekend forecast, KUB and its contractor have extended the road closure on Western Avenue between the Keith Avenue intersection and Richmond Avenue to remain in effect through Friday, May 17. This work and road closure is part of an ongoing PACE 10 wastewater collection system […]

Symphony on the Square draws huge crowd!

    Free concert featured tunes from ‘Les Miserables,’ Gershwin and Sousa A springtime tradition returned to downtown Knoxville last night as Home Federal Bank presented Symphony on the Square, a free concert by the Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra. The concert, which was  free, family-friendly, and open to the public, took place on the Bill […]