Update on state legislature committee appointments…

State Senator Becky Massey has been appointed to Chairwoman of the Calendar Committee and will also serve on the Transportation Committee and the Government Operations Committee and the Health and Welfare Committee. State Representative Ryan Haynes has been appointed as chair of the State Government Committee, and will also serve on the Civil Justice Committee.

Dan Andrews interviews Tigerspike's Lead expert on Quantum Resistant Encryption Technology "Karacell"

As a political journalist, I am always on the lookout for new innovations involving encryption technology. So when I read Tigerspike Announces Karacell, Delivering Faster, Secure, Quantum Resistant ‘Made for Mobile’ Video Encryption, I was beyond excited about the strong implications this technology has. The Tigerspike press release is about a new patented technology called […]

New Year, New Semester, New Music at 90.3 FM WUTK

Piles of CDs come into the studio at the start of the new semester. The blizzard of new CDs mailed to 90.3 FM. With the start of the new year and a new semester at WUTK 90.3 FM comes the challenge of listening to hundreds of new album releases.  This past Sunday I happened to […]

Electronic-waste collection event to be held Saturday

This Saturday, January 12th, Knox County is partnering with the City of Knoxville, Optimist Club of West Knoxville and the Knoxville Volunteer Rescue Squad for the “Plug-In to Your Community” electronic-waste recycling event. Saturday’s event will take place rain or shine from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Chilhowee Park in the MidwayParking Lot on North Beaman Street. The […]

Remembering Coach Barnhill

By Tasha Mahurin mahurint@knoxfocus.com The history of the University of Tennessee football program is steeped in tradition and rich with legend. Sports casters utter names such as Neyland, Majors and Fulmer with a sense of reverence. Yet, in the annals of Vol history, one finds a name not often mentioned, or at least not mentioned […]

Knox County Democrats Party…Night and Day!

The Knox County Democratic Party held their monthly “First Friday” night time social event this past week.  The event is a friendly party which builds camaraderie among the Democratic faithful. Snacks and drinks are provided. This month attendance was a little smaller than most because many Democrats were busy getting ready for newly elected State […]

The Current Knox County Government Hiring Situation

One is the loneliest number.  Quite often companies and government hold off hiring at the end of the year to avoid filling out multiple layers of paperwork involving taxes. Also with many vacations being taken, the amount of people available to train new employees is limited. So today when I reviewed the job openings for […]

Losing 70,000 fake friends…

Dan Andrews reporting… A while back I wrote an article about the shady world of buying Twitter followers. To read it click here… At the time, I wrote how I had purchased over a 100,000 followers on Twitter that are fake. My total at one point was as high as 130,000 followers. Well, when I […]