Focus on the Law: More on Adoption in Tennessee

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Adoption is covered by Chapter 1 of Title 36 of the Tennessee Code Annotated as well as by multiple court decisions interpreting the same.  The process of adoption is a legal proceeding which permanently transfers the parental rights and responsibilities relating to a child from the biological family to […]

Another School System Scandal

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com Last Wednesday during the regular KCS BOE meeting, Amber Rountree initiated a request for an external forensic audit of the Knox County Schools credit cards. Rountree made the request after seeing media reports detailing the termination of Roger Underwood, the district’s accounts payable supervisor. Underwood admitted to using KCS credit cards […]

Fifth Third Bank/Rebuilding Together Home Rebuild Project

Each year as Veterans Day approaches, I look forward to covering one event more than any other. The”Fifth Third Bank /Rebuild Project.”  What makes this event, so special is how many volunteers come together for one day to make a lifetime of difference. People from all walks of life, bankers, politicians, construction workers, and many […]

Knoxville Focus for November 10, 2014

Another School System Scandal By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com Last Wednesday during the regular KCS BOE meeting, Amber Rountree initiated a request for an external forensic audit of the Knox County Schools credit cards. Rountree made the request after seeing media reports detailing the termination of Roger Underwood, the district’s accounts payable supervisor. Underwood admitted to […]

The Veterans in Our Neighborhoods

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Many of our veterans and their families lining up for the Veterans Day Parade tomorrow may know of the various services available to them in Knox County but many may not realize the sheer volume of services, agencies, and benefits available. Surviving veterans and their families may choose from a variety […]

Back to Back! Catholic Girls win 2nd Straight State Title

By Alex Norman It was a chilly afternoon in Murfreesboro, but the Knoxville Catholic Lady Fighting Irish burned up the main field of the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex. In a contest in which they were rarely challenged, Catholic (19-6) beat Notre Dame 4-0 to capture their second straight Class A-AA Championship in Saturday, November 1. […]

‘Mr. Speaker’: William Bankhead of Alabama

By Ray Hill For decades, one of the most politically and socially prominent families in Alabama were the Bankheads.  John H. Bankhead was both a Congressman and senator from Alabama; his children would all occupy important posts in the state.  His son and namesake, John H. Bankhead, II would be a senator from Alabama; daughter, […]

Kroger complex in Powell postponed

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Kroger has asked for a postponement on its proposed store and shopping complex as the corporation changes its plans and redesigns the entry and exits at the site, located at the former airfield on Emory Road near Interstate 75. Tom Brechko of the Metropolitan Planning Commission’s Subdivision and Development Plan […]

Cherokees survive gutsy effort by Gibbs to advance

By Bill Mynatt, Radio Voice of South-Doyle Cherokee Football on AM 620 WRJZ CherokeeRadioVoice@frontier.com It took a while, but the 5th ranked South-Doyle Cherokee football team finally figured out a stubborn Gibbs team to advance on in the TSSAA Class 5A playoffs on Friday.  Four second half touchdowns erased a 7 point halftime deficit and […]