Haslam wins award

Gov Haslam being honored at ” The Knoxville Award.” All proceeds from the awards luncheon go to support the work of Senior Citizen Home Assistance Service Inc.

Help Ijams Nature Center Win $5,000!

To celebrate their 25th anniversary, The Trust Company of Knoxville has generously created a friendly challenge to select a local organization to receive $5,000 this December – the winner is the organization which receives the most online votes. Support Ijams and help them receive a nice holiday bonus this year by clicking on the link […]

Lamar Alexander announces bid for 2014 US Senate Seat

Congressman Duncan Will Chair Sen. Alexander’s  2014 Re-election Campaign. Honorary Co-chairs are Gov. Haslam, Sen. Corker, Lt. Gov. Ramsey, Speaker Harwell and Congressmen Blackburn, Roe, Black, Fincher and Fleischmann “Lamar is a good Republican and good conservative who stands up for Tennesseans. We know and trust him to do what needs to be done.” – Congressman […]

The lights are on and the squirrels are home…

Holiday lights in Krutch Park are all lit up even in the bright of day. The Focus thought it a tad nutty and decided to investigate. It turns out downtown Knoxville’s resident squirrel population tries to eat the bulbs when the lights are off. Given the LED lights are highly energy efficient…its just makes more […]

Billboard subcommittee

At the county billboard subcommittee meeting. The main phrase we hear is compromise. The board is planning to look at what other communities are doing.

Comparing City Council verse County Commission Message Board Use.

The Knox County government and the City of Knoxville both have online message boards.  However, the comparison between the two is quite striking. https://knoxgov.net/commission/commissionforum/viewforum.php?f=2   If you look at Knox County’s message board a total of 17 messages for the entire year have been posted.  11 of those posts were written by Commissioner Broyles.   If […]

Infighting and antiquated bylaws create looming problem for Knox Co. Republican Committee…

Infighting and antiquated bylaws create looming problem for Knox Co. Republican Club… The Knox County Republican Committee has a serious dilemma due to a originally “good natured” rule that has now completely backfired from the original purpose. The rule, which is in the organization’s bylaws, states that the Chair and the Vice Chair cannot be […]

Ruthie Kuhlman looks to rebuild Knox GOP

  In what has become a symbolic sign of the current Knox County Republican Party, the official website www.knoxgop.org still has Romney for President and has not been updated since before the election. Attendance at a number of local Republican Clubs is down, and the party is still stinging after the loss to State Representative Gloria Johnson […]

Town of Farragut now accepts online bill pay.

Town of Farragut Now Accepting Online Payments The Town of Farragut has expanded its online services and is now accepting payments at www.townoffarragut.org. Payments are being accepted for the following items: Business Privilege License, Farragut Folklife Museum Memberships, Re-Inspection Fees and Special Events Permits (Commercial, Office and Not-For-Profit/Non-Profit and Schools, Churches and Other Places of […]