Austin-East focuses on the arts and music

Austin-East focuses on the arts and music

By Ken Lay Austin-East Magnet High School is changing its brand. It will still remain one of Knox County’s magnet schools but its emphasis will now be on the arts, including dance, forensics (debate and theatre arts) and audio production. The school has already begun its musical production program and its forensics team. “We’re still […]

‘The Terror of Tennessee’ Parson Brownlow

‘The Terror of Tennessee’ Parson Brownlow

By Ray Hill William Gannaway Brownlow was one of the most controversial figures in Tennessee history. “Parson” Brownlow was highly controversial during his own time and few figures ever relished the political battles he waged more than the man who was a pastor, editor, governor and United States senator. Brownlow was born in Virginia in […]

Stinson now showcasing speed on the track

Stinson now showcasing speed on the track

By Steve Williams Just like Jajuan Stinson when he’s competing in the 100-meter dash, this year’s Knoxville Interscholastic League Track and Field Meet is fast approaching. The annual Knox County event will be held April 28th and 29th at Hardin Valley Academy. Field event finals and track event prelims are scheduled on the first day, […]

Our Neighborhoods: John Sevier Highway

Our Neighborhoods: John Sevier Highway

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Every week now for several weeks The Focus has been looking at Our Neighborhoods around Knox County. Each neighborhood or community is special and unique, with its own proud history and with its own claim to the history of our area. This week we look at Governor John Sevier Highway, from […]

TRASH, RECYCLING COLLECTION AVAILABLE DURING HOLIDAY WEEKEND

Waste Connections, the City of Knoxville’s household garbage and recycling collector, will be open during its normal business hours on Friday, April 18.   The collection for residential garbage and curbside recycling will run on a normal operating schedule Friday, April 18.   Downtown trash collection will be picked up on a normal operating schedule […]

NOTICE OF SALE

Volunteers Portable Moving and Storage, hereby publishes notice, as required by Tennessee Self-Service Storage Facility Act (TN Stat. 66-31-101- 66-31-107) of a public sale of the property listed below to satisfy a landlords lien. All sales are for cash to the highest bidder and are considered final. Volunteers Portable Moving and Storage reserves the right […]

Knoxville Focus for April 14, 2014

Knoxville Focus for April 14, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus online. Sheriff JJ Jones running on experience and accomplishments By David Klein Running on his experience, Knox County Sherriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones said he was proud of his accomplishments over the last four years. Jones was appointed sheriff in January 2007, and reappointed on February 20, 2008.  He […]

Knox Countians Support Vouchers

Knox Countians Support Vouchers

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll posed the question, “Do you support Governor Haslam’s proposal to create a school voucher program for students who attend a failing school?” Almost 57% of likely voters responded “yes.” Just over 43% said they did not. The least amount of support for the idea was in the […]

Live Like Will Foundation honors McKamey’s legacy, helps others

Live Like Will Foundation honors McKamey’s legacy, helps others

By Steve Williams Will McKamey touched the lives of people far and wide, old and young, those who knew him and even some who didn’t. The McKamey family is hoping Will’s way of life will continue to inspire others and they are honoring his legacy by helping others with the Live Like Will Foundation. McKamey, […]

The Greatest Campaigner of Them All: Senator Estes Kefauver, Part Fourteen

The Greatest Campaigner of Them All: Senator Estes Kefauver, Part Fourteen

By Ray Hill Senator Estes Kefauver won a resounding reelection victory in 1960 after facing a bitter primary contest with Judge Andrew “Tip” Taylor.  It was to be his last campaign. Kefauver never relied on the usual gift of the Southern politician, oratory.  A terrible public speaker, Kefauver was one of those rare politicians who […]