The Knoxville Focus for February 22, 2021

The Knoxville Focus for February 22, 2021

New location for vaccines, sheriff’s courthouse, AJ Building By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com The Knox County Commission discussed a new metal courthouse for the sheriff’s department, a new location for Covid-19 vaccinations, the sale of the Andrew Johnson Building and several other matters Tuesday in a virtual work session.   New vaccine location in […]

The Knoxville Focus for February 1, 2021

The Knoxville Focus for February 1, 2021

One-Year Plan meeting attempts to coordinate zoning, planning, development By Bill Howard Every year, Knoxville-Knox Co. Planning conducts a One-Year Plan (OYP) Update meeting, as required by the City’s Charter. The comprehensive development plan covers the entire city of Knoxville, and “requires future zoning decisions in the city conform to the community’s comprehensive development plans.” […]

The Knoxville Focus for January 25, 2021

The Knoxville Focus for January 25, 2021

The Focus welcomes Dr. Harold Black By Steve Hunley, Publisher publisher@knoxfocus.com The Knoxville Focus is very proud to welcome Dr. Harold Black as a new columnist. Dr. Black is a distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business.  Dr. Black has published in numerous highly respected financial publications such as the […]

The Knoxville Focus for January 18, 2021

The Knoxville Focus for January 18, 2021

Local bars face permit suspensions for curfew violations By Ken Lay Two West Knoxville bars now face suspension hearings early next month for multiple citations. Paul’s Oasis, located at 8021 Kingston Pike, and Billiards and Brews, located at Unicorn Drive, will appear before the Knoxville Beer Board in early February. Both establishments have been cited […]

The Knoxville Focus for December 21, 2020

The Knoxville Focus for December 21, 2020

Christmas Community Day serves 128 families First Farragut United Methodist Church, 12733 Kingston Pike, hosted its 13th Christmas Community Day (CCD) event on Sunday, December 6. The event served 128 families, a total of 607 individuals from Loudon, Knox, Roane, Monroe and Sevier counties. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event took place outside the church […]

The Knoxville Focus for November 30, 2020

The Knoxville Focus for November 30, 2020

Federal COVID-19 funds may go to housing, outreach in city By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com When the city council meets Tuesday it will be asked to approve four resolutions giving federal money in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to various projects. The Community Action may get $120,000 for rapid re-housing services and $100,000 to […]