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Knox Countians Don’t Want Income Tax Hike

Knox Countians Don’t Want Income Tax Hike

By Focus Staff Knox County voters don’t want to see the Federal income tax raised.  In this week’s Knoxville Focus poll, voters were asked the simple question, “In your opinion,…

Knox County thanks community partners for basketball goals

Knox County thanks community partners for basketball goals

On Tuesday, Knox County Commissioner Dave Wright and Knox County Parks and Recreation Director Doug Bataille met with other community partners at Mascot Park to thank EXEDY America Corporation and…

Robert Rice Reynolds of North Carolina

Robert Rice Reynolds of North Carolina

By Ray Hill In a time when the South had some of the most flamboyant politicians in the country, few exceeded Robert Rice Reynolds of North Carolina for his flair. …

Back To The Top: Webb Secures Another State Championship

Back To The Top: Webb Secures Another State Championship

By Alex Norman In 2011 the Webb Spartans dreams of a three-peat fell short in the state semifinals. There would be no such disappointment this time around. On Thursday, November…

Q & A with Anita Lane

Q & A with Anita Lane

  Tasha Mahurin discusses Knoxville’s hospitality industry and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce with Hampton Inn & Suite’s general manager Anita Lane. Last week we discussed Knoxville tourism with Mayor…

Knoxville Focus for November 26. 2012

Knoxville Focus for November 26. 2012

  Please click here to view this week’s entire Focus.   James White Parkway extension debate continues Battle lines have been drawn in South Knoxville, and they extend along Chapman…

Voters Favor Ratings For Books For Parental Use

Voters Favor Ratings For Books For Parental Use

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked voters, “In your opinion, other than textbooks, should Knox County Schools implement a ratings system for all books similar to the…

Rural/Metro Incorporating Firefighter Training Into High School Curriculum

Rural/Metro Incorporating Firefighter Training Into High School Curriculum

Seven high school seniors are currently enrolled in an innovative, one-year Career and Technical Education (CTE) course offered at South-Doyle High School that will give them the opportunity to become…

Senator Walter F. George: George of Georgia

Senator Walter F. George: George of Georgia

By Ray Hill Walter F. George was, during his time, one of the most respected and powerful members of the United States Senate. Senator George was a man of innate,…

Derek Dooley’s Downfall

Derek Dooley’s Downfall

By Alex Norman Last Sunday morning “The Derek Dooley Show” aired in its normal time slot, just as news was breaking that Dooley was fired as Tennessee’s head coach. Which…