The Knoxville Focus for March 16, 2020

The Knoxville Focus for March 16, 2020

Neighborhood Conference canceled but nominees listed By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com The annual Neighborhood Conference has been cancelled because of concerns over the spread of the COVID-19. The always well-attended event, scheduled for March 28, may or may not be rescheduled for later this year. Debbie Sharp, Neighborhood Coordinator, shared information about the various […]

The Knoxville Focus for March 9, 2020

The Knoxville Focus for March 9, 2020

Knox County Republicans celebrate Super Tuesday victories By Ken Lay Buuck came one step closer to replacing the term-limited Bud Armstrong as Knox County Law Director as he defeated Cathy Quist Shanks in the Republican Primary on Super Tuesday. Now, Buuck faces a challenge from Jackson Fenner. Fenner, an Independent, recently entered the race but […]

The Knoxville Focus for March 2, 2020

The Knoxville Focus for March 2, 2020

Pension Board attorneys prepare for Sessions Court date By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com The Knox County Retirement and Pension Board met Monday in Room 640 in the City-County Building for its regular session and approved several retirements including one sheriff’s department employee on the Uniformed Officers Pension Plan. That controversial plan, which allows department […]

The Knoxville Focus for February 10, 2020

The Knoxville Focus for February 10, 2020

Large turnout for District 8 Meet and Greet By Ken Lay Local leaders seeking re-election stumped at the Corryton Community and Senior Center Tuesday night. County Commissioner Richie Beeler, Knox County Property Assessor John R. Whitehead and Knox County Law Clerk candidate David Buuck appeared at a community get-together. One person seeking re-election was absent […]

The Knoxville Focus for February 3, 2020

The Knoxville Focus for February 3, 2020

  Schoonmaker elected to serve on TCSA Board of Directors By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com Knox County Commissioner John Schoonmaker is an accomplished man. As a marketing and business professional with more than 40 years of experience, Schoonmaker has also been very active in local government. He was appointed to fill Dr. Richard Briggs’ […]

The Knoxville Focus for January 27, 2020

The Knoxville Focus for January 27, 2020

Tony Norman kicks off re-election campaign By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com District 3 school board incumbent Tony Norman drew a crowd Wednesday evening in a campaign kickoff event at the Holiday Inn on Cedar Bluff Road. The well-respected former Knox County Commission Chairman and former Knox County Schools biology teacher drew praises from supporters […]