No Comment! Literally…

  Yesterday the City of Knoxville held an open forum for the community to comment and give input. Nobody came to the event. Literally, not one citizen took the opportunity to sign up or speak.

The Latest on the Henley Project

Barrier rail construction continues on the north approach.  On the river, Pier #5 cap construction has begun.  Pier #3 reconstruction continues, and at Pier #4 concrete forms are ready to be set. Barrier rail has been poured on the east side of the south approach, and the west side concrete pour is forthcoming.  Neyland Drive will continue […]


Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) representatives and other elected officials cut a ribbon to dedicate “Juanita Cannon Street”honoring long-time KCDC Commissioner Juanita Cannon at a ceremony at Paul Hogue Park on May 20. “Juanita Cannon has been a huge asset to KCDC and to our board and has been instrumental in […]

My Daily Cup of Joe- Can women have it all?

I watched this interview earlier in the week with great interest. WATE interviewed Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, PR executive Cynthia Moxley, and successful CEO Susan Packard to ask them a complex question: “Can women have it all?” The debate sparked after Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer returned to work shortly after having a baby and then […]

What ever happened to advanced notice?

  Mayor Burchett was stunned this evening to find out that his property was occupied by multiple pieces of KUB contracted  heavy machinery equipment. According to the Mayor he had no advanced knowledge, did not give permission, and was not aware of the cranes on his property until he saw a tweet of his property […]

My Daily Cup of Joe- Over on the Southside

“You really are a South Knox girl at heart,” remarked Mary Lou this weekend. If you’ve eaten at the Round Up, odds are Mary Lou rang you up. She knows most people by name, and many more by order. The Round Up, owned by local restaurateur, Sam Tobea, is a snapshot of the heart and soul […]

"Press Play"…what's on your playlist?

Many people believe that music in some way defines who we are.  So here at The Focus be began a new feature this week.  We asked local community leaders:  “what is on you music  playlist?”  Vice Mayor Nick  Pavlis volunteered to help kick things off. According Vice Mayor Pavlis, he has a wide range of […]

Sunsphere at Night looks Iconic!

    The Sunsphere looks amazing all lit up.  We are getting details of this project and hope to have more information soon. Developing…   Update: 10:29am 05/15/2013 I just received the email attached below  from PBA Chief Dale Smith.  It is encouraging to know that an inquiry by the Knoxville Focus helped attain such […]