KHS graduate leads school in second century

KHS graduate leads school in second century

  By Joe Rector Karns High School hits the century mark this year, and helping to make the year an unforgettable one is new principal Kim Towe. What’s even more special is the fact that Towe is a former Karns student herself. She graduated from the school in 1981 and until last year lived in […]

Peggy Eaton: The Woman Who Brought Down A Cabinet

Peggy Eaton: The Woman Who Brought Down A Cabinet

By Ray Hill Margaret “Peggy” Timberlake Eaton has been the subject of books and even one Hollywood film (The Gorgeous Hussy) and is oftentimes portrayed as the vixen who nearly caused the collapse of President Andrew Jackson’s administration.  The controversy over Peggy Eaton certainly did cause Jackson’s Cabinet to collapse.  At the heart of the […]

Panthers begin Tobi Kilgore Era of Powell High Football

Panthers begin Tobi Kilgore Era of Powell High Football

By Bill Mynatt, Radio Voice of Powell Panther football on AM 620 WRJZ, host of The District, Saturday mornings at 10 on AM 760 WETR powellfootballradiovoice@yahoo.com This time last year the Powell Panthers, who were coming off of a 14-1 season and a state class 5A runner up spot, were trying to adjust to a […]

Embassy Suites Knoxville West Celebrates Grand Opening

Embassy Suites Knoxville West Celebrates Grand Opening

Embassy Suites Hotels celebrated the official grand opening of the new Embassy Suites Knoxville West last Tuesday with local officials and community members, with a ceremony marking the arrival of the area’s first full-service property in 25 years. Owned and managed by Kana Hotel Group, the 140-suite, six-story all-suites hotel is located at 9621 Parkside […]

MPC spends $2700.00 on Coffee!

We at the Knoxville Focus are looking into a couple purchase orders. . After reading the July purchase orders on the County website  this one really stood out! More to come…developing! Dan Andrews reports…   07/10/2013 2014 Metropolitan Planning Commiss 14000223 Five Star Coffee Service $2,700.00 Details of Purchase Order 14000223 coffee and supplies as needed, […]

Mayor Burchett and the tank he sold on Ebay

http://americandigest.org/mt-archives/iwar/street_legal_just_the_thi.php Would recommend to any prospective tank buyer ;-). Thanks for the tank! protectivepowder ( 58) Mar 06, 2009 00:05 1958 British Saladin Military Tank Street Ready (#300294269474) US $20,000.00   If Knox County ever goes to war with Blount County it is good to know we have a mayor who  once sold a tank. Literally!  The […]

Angela Starke put in notice

Angela Starke, the Director of Communications for the City Mayor, has confirmed to me first hand that she will be stepping down in late December or early January  from her position. She will be moving to Florida where her spouse has taken up a new career opportunity.  She stated she enjoys working with the Mayor […]

City Parking issue involving booting cars appears rectified

Mr. Mayshark, the public information officer for the City of Knoxville has informed me in writing that the downtown booting situation appears to be resolved.  He also informed me about the little known “Wrecker Services Division.” Here is the email word for word. “Dan, The Wrecker Services Commission doesn’t have regularly scheduled meetings, it meets […]

Fiscal conservative mayor saves taxpayers money

As a reporter I interact directly and on a daily basis with a number of public information officials. I also interact with many elected officials. So imagine my surprise today when I discovered what appears to be a blatantly misleading post about one of the most respected departments in the City-County Building. Instead of printing […]