Legal and Public Notices for October 13, 2014

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Peggy Lynn Kesterson Docket Number 75456-2 Notice is hereby given that on the 30th day of September, 2014, letters administration in respect of the Estate of Peggy Lynn Kesterson who died Jul 21, 2014, were issued the undersigned by the Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court of Knox County, […]

Blood Moons, Black Hoods

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’ve never understood some people’s excitement with Halloween.  Some see this pseudo-holiday as the beginning of the Holiday season.  I see this as a marketing ploy of stores rather than the liturgical observance of departed saints on All Hallow’s Eve.  I’ll admit that when I was a kid I loved roaming […]

Divvying Up

By Joe Rector The other day a friend told me that her dad’s house was up for sale and that the hardest part of all was divvying up the contents between brothers and sisters (I refuse to use the word “sibling”). It’s a job that most of us never want to undertake, but because that’s […]

Tennessee football needs Butch Jones to get it right

By Steve Williams Butch Jones is definitely not on the hot seat, but the honeymoon is over. I say that on Friday afternoon, a little over 24 hours before Chattanooga plays Jones’ Tennessee Vols for the first time since 1969. Tennessee was trying to snap a three-game skid, including a 10-9 loss to Florida at […]

Focus on the Law: Railroad Retirement Benefits

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law The Federal Railroad Retirement Act was first passed in 1934 in an attempt to address the numerous challenges facing the railroad industry’s private pension plans. The Great Depression had driven the industry’s pension system into crisis.  The planned Social Security system would not take effect for several years and […]

October is Knox County Dyslexia Awareness Month

By Sally Absher On October 2, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, Commissioner Jeff Ownby and affected families joined together to recognize National Dyslexia Month in Knox County. Mayor Burchett presented the families with a mayoral proclamation and Commissioner Ownby presented them with an honorary Commission resolution. Also present were Commissioner Ed Brantley, and School Board […]

SPEAK Endorses 2nd District Candidate Jamie Rowe on the Issues

By Sally Absher Two days before the start of early voting, and less than one month from the November general election and all is quiet in Knoxville.  Not that the re-election of Governor Haslam, Senator Alexander, or Congressman Duncan is in any real danger. One of the races that should be getting a lot of […]

Knoxville Focus for October 13, 2014

Cash Mob a hit at Alvin Frye’s Exxon Station By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com There were so many people coming by Alvin Frye’s Exxon Station Saturday that you’d think it was a going away party, but Alvin isn’t going anywhere. The 91 year old said that he and the new landowners have reached an agreement that […]

Publisher’s Position: Jamie Rowe Best Choice for School Board

By Steve Hunley The upcoming election for the 2nd district board of education seat is one of the most important races on the November ballot. The outcome of that particular race will define the future direction of education in Knox County. Jamie Rowe, Tracie Sanger, and Charlotte Dorsey are competing for this office. Jamie Rowe […]

Catholic corrals Mavericks 50-14 to remain unbeaten

By Steve Williams Talk about taking a bull by the horns. In a battle of unbeaten state powers, Catholic High corralled the Anderson County Mavericks Friday night at Blaine Stadium and notched an impressive 50-14 victory. The Fighting Irish, ranked No. 2 in the state in Class 4A, are now 7-0. For the Mavs, No. […]