Farragut 5G Controversy Continues

Farragut 5G Controversy Continues

By Focus Staff Most people in Knox County have no idea of a Tennessee law (HB 2279) that was passed in 2018 that allows cell phone companies to install a 40-foot tall cell tower with multiple cell antennas in the front yard of every person in the state of Tennessee. This law was written by […]

President Lyndon Johnson Comes to Knoxville

President Lyndon Johnson Comes to Knoxville

The 1964 Senate Races In Tennessee  By Ray Hill Lyndon Baines Johnson was a remarkably able politician.  The intricacies of Johnson’s complicated personality have likely best been examined in Robert Caro’s splendid multi-volume biography of Johnson.  Much of Johnson’s legacy has been obscured and earned him scorn due to one part of that same legacy: […]

City may acquire Fountain City Park

City may acquire Fountain City Park

By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com During the City Council meeting earlier this month the members voted to allot $5,175 in grants to the Fountain City Lions Club to help with the maintenance and upkeep at the Fountain City Park and fund mowing there. During the discussion, the city’s Parks and Recreation Director, Sheryl Ely, […]

Catholic standout facing a new hurdle in pandemic

Catholic standout facing a new hurdle in pandemic

By Steve Williams The pandemic has done a number on Kennedy Anne Noe’s scorecards. And with the 2020 high school golf campaign officially starting today (July 27), it will be interesting to see if the Knoxville Catholic senior, one of the state’s top players, can clear her mind and get back to putting up scores […]

Champion Dogs return to Farragut

DOG DAZE IV @ Village Green Shopping Center is presented by TDS Telecom. This will be a 3 Day Festival of fun, food, shopping and competition!  SHOP FARRAGUT and Town of Farragut have teamed up with Smoky Mountain Dock Dogs (http://www.smokymountaindockdogs.com/) & Ricki’s Pet Depot (http://rickispetdepot.com/ ) to bring a nationally sanctioned regional canine aquatics […]

Knox County Public Library introduces “Pilot’s Pursuit,” a new library adventure game

Knox County Public Library’s Summer Club is finally here with a whole new look and schedule. This program is a major departure from previous years’ activities.  “Pilot’s Pursuit” is a free adventure game made up of 20 enrichment challenges such as trying out a new recipe inspired by another culture, learning 10 words in a foreign language, or […]

Clarence Brown Theatre Suspends Production for 2020

The Clarence Brown Theatre and the Department of Theater will suspend live theater productions for the remainder of 2020.   “The ongoing incompatibility of theatrical production with University policy and best public health practices in response to COVID-19 force us to this decision. The pandemic demands we take the health and safety of our audiences […]

Joint Statement: KCHD and KCS

Given the current pandemic, Knox County Schools and the Knox County Health Department have been working even more closely. Staff from both KCS and KCHD have weekly scheduled calls and are in regular communication regarding COVID-19 and a variety of matters. KCHD reviewed and provided feedback on the district’s reopening plan, representing just one of […]

Sen. Briggs reminds citizens to take advantage of Tennessee’s extended Sales Tax Holiday

State Senator Richard Briggs (R-Knoxville) is encouraging citizens to take advantage of Tennessee’s 15th annual Sales Tax Holiday set to begin the last weekend in July. This year, the General Assembly passed legislation extending the yearly tax-free weekend to two weekends and doubling the price limits on most tax-exempt items.  This extension, which was supported […]