12:29 pm 2014
2:56 pm 2014

RESCHEDULED: 8th annual senior appreciation picnic

Due to inclement weather in the forecast, Mayor Burchett’s 8th Annual Senior Appreciation Picnic has been rescheduled for Friday, Oct. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at John Tarleton Park. The event was originally scheduled for Oct. 3, and the event will happen on Oct. 10, rain or shine. Read More...

12:51 pm 2014

Truman Day to feature satire and song

A comic singer-songwriter with a political twist will be the entertainment at the Knox County Democratic Party’s Truman Day Dinner on Thursday, October 2 at 6:30 p.m. at The Foundry. Read More...

12:32 pm 2014

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 floor lobby near the old gym. Kickoff is at 7:30. For more information, call Coach Rob Black at 865-594-1254 or email rblack@fultonfootball.com or rmayes@fultonfootball.com Read More...

2:24 pm 2014

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.
All Senior Citizen Centers will be closed the day of the picnic.
It is part of a county-wide appreciation day and you can RSVP at 215-4007 or at any senior center.
4:53 pm 2014
8:38 pm 2014

KCS Executive Director of Nutrition Investigated for Misuse of Funds

Jon Dickl, KCS Executive Director of Nutrition


4:58 pm 2014

An interesting look into the numbers at UTK Football & the City of Knoxville

How much revenue does the City of Knoxville take in on UTK Football home games? To answer that question, the Knoxville Focus, reached out to various city departments to get a better handle on the revenue number. Read More...

10:23 am 2014
9:34 am 2014

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 Board who protested the portions of the agreement even the Knoxville News Sentinel labeled “un-American,” words McMillan used first. Yet, never once did the Sentinel, nor any radio station nor any TV station run the first report about McMillan’s objections to an agreement that stinks to high heaven. Were it not for WBIR reporter Mike Donila, the TV stations would never have gotten it right even at this late date. Read More...

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