The Knoxville Focus for January 4, 2016

KAT seeking more input with public meetings By Dan Andrews andrewsd@knoxfocus.com Downtown Knoxville has undergone many changes recently. From a new parking garage to new apartment buildings, the need for the trolley service continues to evolve. To adjust to new needs, Knoxville Area Transit recently completed a survey of over 500 riders. KAT is incorporating […]

The Proud, the Brave, the Prestigious

By Dan Andrews andrewsd@knoxfocus.com Over the course of two nights, fifty individuals achieved the honor to wear the badge that allows them to be called a firefighter.  On Tuesday, December 8, eighteen members of the Rural Metro firefighter training class took their oath at the Kerbela Shrine Temple in Knoxville. The administration of oath was […]

Supporting Solar Power

  Yesterday, both Knox County and Knox County Schools held a major press conference touting a new solar powered initiative. With the solar industry becoming more mainstream, many people are starting to wonder how they can get involved in saving the environment with solar power. The good news is solar power and the use of […]

Police use technology to prevent crime

By Dan Andrews In February of 2015, Knoxville Police Chief Rausch implemented a test of a new community crime fighting program study utilizing synthetic dna (selectadna) to help fight property crime in Knoxville. The purpose of the study was to determine if using an advanced anti-theft device in a coordinated effort within certain neighborhoods would […]

UT changes another brand

By Dan Andrews While much hype and news media has been about switching UT’s athletic wear from Adidas to Nike, one major change in gear has gone virtually unnoticed. University of Tennessee athletics has ditched Nikon for Canon. The “Nikon vs. Canon” debate has gone on for years with photographers. I asked Donald Page, the […]

Tips for Using Uber Ahead of Saturday’s Big Game

Ahead of Saturday’s big game, Kaitlyn Durkosh of Uber  wanted to provide some tips for using the Uber ride service, given with game days there also tends to be road closures, traffic, limited parking and lots of fans in need of a safe, reliable ride. For the best chance of successfully requesting a ride, we […]

Shining a light on tailgating

Is going and glowing all orange legal?   By Dan Andrews We at The Knoxville Focus are, of course, all Vols! However, some of us are a little more determined to show our Vol colors than others. Recently, I decided to look into “tricking out” my 2011 Honda Civic with LED lights that change color. […]

Heading to the game?

By Dan Andrews If you are still on the fence about making the drive to Nashville Saturday for the Vols game against the Bowling Green Falcons, here are some links and ideas that might help you make up your mind.   Getting There As of 8:00 a.m. Thursday morning, seats are still available on Greyhound. […]

Neyland Stadium stands firm under strains of ‘Rocky Top’

By Dan Andrews Long before Coach Jones began building the football program “brick by brick,” Dr. Richard M. Bennett was given the task of making sure Neyland Stadium would not crumble into a pile of bricks. Dr. Bennett is a professor at University of Tennessee. He is a world renowned expert in civil and environmental […]