New Music Review: Jenny & Tyler a duo that delivers

Earlier last week while my car was in the shop for routine maintenance I had the opportunity to catch up on some new music. One duo that struck a cord with me “Jenny and Tyler.” The music brings an immediate indie vibe. The tempo, the hook, and the beat, are all very hypnotic. I began […]

Debate Watch Party

By Dan Andrews   Continuing on the very successful first Republican Presidential Primary Watch Party, community activist and local business leader Richard Esparza is once again organizing a Republican debate watch party. Everyone is encouraged to attend. The debate watch will be begin at 7:20 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16 at Bailey’s Knoxville in the back area with the big […]

Visit Knoxville visiting ideas on Airbnb

Good morning, Dan Andrews over at the news desk and here is a tourism update. Just got this information from the Director of Visit Knoxville, Kim Bumpas. I am printing it verbatim. “Hey Dan, We are looking at Airbnb as an industry. This has just started to get big so all CVB’s across the country […]

Regal Rowdies -Fans that change the game

Every team has that group of passionate fans. For the University of Tennessee soccer team, the “Regal Rowdies” are ground zero of that movement. So who are the Regal Rowdies? Well, the Rowdies are a group of dedicated, passionate, soccer fans, which provide an amazing “soccer ambiance” to the game. With their drum beating, loud […]

UT Athletics goes high tech with GPS tracking

  By Dan Andrews   The University of Tennessee is pumping some money into sports science.   With the hot weather and the start of college football practice, monitoring the weather and the impact it has on players is critical. To accomplish this task, the football program monitors the weather conditions using the 3M QUESTemp […]

City Budget Now More "Open and Transparent"

In an effort to create a more open and transparent government, Mayor Rogero has authorized the 2015-2016 proposed city budget be searchable for the first time. In years past, City of Knoxville budget information was available in “read format only.” That meant that if someone wanted to find a specific item in the budget, they […]

What if the President came to town and the Mayor Wasn't Invited?

Mayor Ralph McGill is awesome!  Nobody can ever say this Mayor is star struck! My email to him and his back to me! At Jan 9, 2015, 1:31:12 AM, Dan Andrews<‘andrewsd@knoxfocus.com‘> wrote: Just checking, did the Town of Farragut get invited to the POTUS event? Dan from: Ralph McGill to: “andrewsd@knoxfocus.com” <andrewsd@knoxfocus.com> date: Fri, Jan […]

KTA Commissioner Hubert Smith Seeks Chair Position

    KTA to elect officers By Mike Steely The Knoxville Transit Authority, made up of members appointed by the city mayor, will elect a new chair, vice-chair, and a recording secretary in their January meeting. In a brief regular meeting Thursday the authority voted to select a nominating committee to include members Karen Eberle, Mark Hairr […]

L & M Stem Academy NASA Project Launch Set For Friday!

*Please note that on Friday, the President of the United States will also be in town! Launch Update http://www.spacex.com/webcast/ During the terminal count engineers observed drift on one of the two thrust vector actuators on the second stage that would likely have caused an automatic abort. Engineers called a hold in order to take a […]

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