The Knoxville Focus for April 19, 2021

The Knoxville Focus for April 19, 2021

Large turnout at Fountain City B&P’s new meeting venue By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com “We had a great meeting and great turnout!” said Jeff Bagwell, president of the Fountain City Business and Professional Association. Bagwell told The Focus that the association’s first big meeting following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic drew a large […]

The Knoxville Focus for April 12, 2021

The Knoxville Focus for April 12, 2021

Tennessee Tutoring Corps to expand this summer The Bill and Crissy Haslam Foundation, in partnership with youth-serving organizations across Tennessee, last week launched the second year of the statewide Tennessee Tutoring Corps program to provide summer learning opportunities for rising 1st – 4th grade students who have fallen behind academically due to the education disruptions caused by […]

The Knoxville Focus for March 22, 2021

The Knoxville Focus for March 22, 2021

Norwood residents oppose large Merchant Dr. development By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com For years developers have been trying to build homes and businesses along Merchant Drive in west Norwood. The residential community was saddened and frustrated to lose a recent Knoxville-Knox County Planning zoning request for apartments and duplexes along the narrow and very […]

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 […]