Focus on the Law: Defamation

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Often referred to as “defamation of character,” defamation is the issuance of a false statement about another person which causes that person to suffer harm.   “The essential element of a cause of action for defamation is a false and defamatory statement which caused injury to the plaintiff’s character or […]

Knoxville in Nashville…catching up with Stephen Hunley.

On June 5th 2013, The Knoxville Focus attended a performance by Knoxvilles’ own Stephen Hunley. He played a solo 30 minute set at “The Commodore”… which is virtually unheard of.  During CMAfest, it is a daunting task to book a gig anywhere. Due to the  many artists in town during CMAfest, the balance of supply […]

The Best Fan Party at CMAfest Goes to…

Without a shadow of doubt, Whitney Duncan had the best fan party in Nashville during CMA week.  While other artists rented out big restaurants, and had expensive sound machines and charged ridiculous amounts of money, Whitney Duncan brought it all back to the basics. On Thursday, June 3rd 2013, Whitney Duncan performed an absolute acoustic set at […]

Jack Ryan makes the transition… CMAfest news

  A “David vs Goliath” moment in Knoxville radio occurred this past Saturday in Nashville.  Merle FM radio host, Jack Ryan, not only attended the Country Music Association  Festival…he became a major part of it. CMAfest  is  a major four day  festival event held in Nashville  for country music fans around the globe.  The festival features […]

Knoxville Focus for Monday, June 10, 2013

Knoxville Focus for Monday, June 10, 2013

Click here to view this week’s Focus.   Carter Elementary School on time, debt free By Focus Staff A crowd of approximately 200 gathered last week as Knox County took possession of the new Carter Elementary School during a ceremonial check presentation event. “It took a lot of work to get to this point, but […]

South Waterfront finds new momentum

South Waterfront finds new momentum

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com “Finally we have the answer to the former Baptist hospital site. This is a game changer not only for South Knoxville but for all of Knoxville. This will be the catalyst for more development and the amenities such as restaurants and more retail that South Knoxville starves for,” Vice Mayor Nick […]

The 1938 Senate Primary in Tennessee,III

The 1938 Senate Primary in Tennessee,III

  By Ray Hill The political pot in Tennessee ceased to boil when Governor Gordon Browning appointed George L. Berry, President of the International Printing and Pressmen’s Union, to the United States Senate on May 7, 1937.  Still, the pot certainly continued to simmer with a host of prospective candidates talking about running in the […]

A Brother’s Legacy

A Brother’s Legacy

By Tasha Mahurin tasha@knoxfocus.com Anyone in the auction business will tell you that each item has a story. And while every item has worth, often it is the story behind an item that determines its true value. This week at Fountain City Auction, a model train collection will be featured, and its story extends far […]

Skeeter Run a Success

Skeeter Run a Success

By Joe Rector The inaugural Skeeter 5K Run turned out to be a huge success. Sponsored by Beaver Ridge United Methodist Church in Karns, the event raised money for Imagine No Malaria. Nearly 300 runners and walkers participated in the race that began at the UT Agriculture campus, followed Neyland Drive to Thompson-Boling Arena, and […]

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