Odds & Ends of This & That, VI

Odds & Ends of This & That, VI

By Steve Hunley Officer, I’m Being Robbed! Do City of Knoxville police officers make too much money?  That is the inference from a news release by the City Council Movement.  If you haven’t been paying attention, the City Council Movement says its mission is to “strengthen the people’s political power by holding elected officials accountable […]

The Knoxville Focus for May 18, 2020

The Knoxville Focus for May 18, 2020

Mark Campen, Courtney Shea honored by Fountain City By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com Honor Fountain City Day has been a Memorial Day highlight for many years. The members of Fountain City Town Hall have hosted the celebration of their community but this year the coronavirus pandemic has caused the cancellation. Although the gathering won’t […]

The Knoxville Focus for May 11, 2020

The Knoxville Focus for May 11, 2020

Council approves COVID-19 additional funding By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com The Knoxville City Council approved Mayor Indya Kincannon’s request for additional funding from the current budget to compensate several organizations and provide a bonus for the police and fire departments. The idea is to fund those groups for losses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The […]

The Knoxville Focus for April 27, 2020

The Knoxville Focus for April 27, 2020

Mayors working on plans to reopen businesses Knox County will continue operating under Governor Bill Lee’s Safer at Home Order through April 30. The joint City/County Task Force—convened by the Knox County Health Department—has advised Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs and City of Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon that it is still working on a local […]

The Knoxville Focus for March 30, 2020

The Knoxville Focus for March 30, 2020

Council passes bond issues and home delivery of beer By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com In an online video conference of the Knoxville City Council on Zoom, several important bond issuance resolutions passed. Maybe more immediately important was an emergency ordinance introduced by Councilman Andrew Roberto to permit home delivery of beer. “It went pretty […]