Fulton Homecoming to Honor 1974, 2004 Teams

Fulton High School would like to welcome back members of the 1974 State Runner Up team and members of the 2004 State Champions on Friday night, October 3rd for the Homecoming game versus Pigeon Forge. These players will be recognized on the field during the game. Everyone needs to meet at 6:30 in the 3rd […]

Senior Picnic next week

If you haven’t registered for Mayor Tim Burchett’s 6th Annual Senior Appreciation Picnic you’ll need to do so by this Friday, September 26. The free event, which features food, activities, live entertainment, and an expo tent with vendors, takes place Friday, October 3rd from 11:30 until 1:30 at the John Tarleton Park, 3201 Division Street. […]

Should McIntyre be gone? “Yes!” says Mayor

By Mike Steely   That was the answer by Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett during a taping of WBIR’s “Inside Tennessee” which aired Sunday morning. Asked by attorney Don Bosh if he feels the school superintendent “should be gone” the mayor answered “Yes, I do.”   “Because of his style of leadership. I don’t like […]

KCS Executive Director of Nutrition Investigated for Misuse of Funds

  Knox County School officials confirmed that the KCS Executive Director of Nutrition is being investigated for possible misuse of funds.   Bob Thomas, the Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services, said, “We are aware of an allegation of misuse of funds involving our Executive Director of School Nutrition, Jon Dickl.  We have opened an investigation […]

Publisher’s Positions

Populists Versus Elitists By Steve Hunley I can’t help myself, but I have been thoroughly amused by the uproar about the “side” agreement between the superintendent of schools and the Knox County Board of Education. The Focus was writing about this two and a half years ago. Mike McMillan was the only member of the […]

UTK Not Amused By City Tax

By Dan Andrews andrewsd@knoxfocus.com On August 25, the Knox County Commission made the decision to repeal the county’s portion of the “amusement tax,” a tax that is applied only to ticket sales for University of Tennessee (UT) football and men’s and women’s basketball home games. The 5.0% tax on tickets sold to UT games at […]


Prosser Road has temporarily reopened and will remain open during the Tennessee Valley Fair, which kicks off on Friday, Sept. 5.   The East Knoxville road, which frequently has been shut down by chronic flooding, is undergoing major road construction work. The City of Knoxville is reconstructing approximately 1,600 feet of Prosser Road between Knoxville […]