Advantages and Disadvantages of a Living Trust

By Jedidiah McKeehan Before we get into the advantages and disadvantages of a living trust, let’s define exactly what we mean by the term living trust.   What is a living trust? A living trust is a legal device people use to place their assets (property, resources, estate, holdings, goods, and other valuables) into this […]

Celebrating Life

By Dr. Jim Ferguson My friend always said she wanted to stop traffic on Kingston Pike, and last week she did. Not only did Chris stop traffic in West Knoxville, she caused people to pause in reverence as her horse drawn hearse left Mann’s Heritage Chapel and traveled down Kingston Pike with a motorcycle police […]

Cooling Off

By Joe Rector Weather forecasters predict that temperatures will cool into the 80’s in the coming days. The summer of 2016 has been the hottest we’ve had in the last few years. Perhaps global warming is finally giving us a preview of what’s in store if our pollution of the planet continues. At any rate, […]

Unknown Beautiful Thoughts

By Rosie Moore Every once in a while I come across a beautiful thought and I feel that I should share it with others. The following is an example: I asked God for strength, that I might achieve… I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey. I asked for health, that I […]


By Ralphine Major As we each worked to make the most of our “wait” time, the gentleman sitting beside me commented on our different backgrounds. He was a psychologist, the lady across from us was a teacher, and I was a writer. The psychologist went on to tell about the various livelihoods of people he […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of August 29, 2016

  NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated January 2, 2008, executed by CAROL ANDERSON, STEPHEN C. ANDERSON, conveying certain real property therein described to BRAD BORCHERS, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office […]

The Knoxville Focus for August 29, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for August 29, 2016

Howell, Smith Rally CAK to Victory over Grace Christian By David Klein Stewart Howell rescued CAK. The 6’1” sophomore who primarily plays wide receiver for the Warriors made the defensive play of the game. With CAK leading 36-29 and 1:20 left, the Grace Christian Academy Rams faced a 4th-and-goal at the CAK 6. Rams’ quarterback […]

More State Tax Dollars Out the Window

More State Tax Dollars Out the Window

By Steve Hunley   The embarrassment in Tennessee over the failed TN Ready test has barely faded when auditors from the State Comptroller’s office have released a scathing report about mismanagement inside the Achievement School District.  As described by reporter Andy Sher from the Chattanooga Times Free Press, the Achievement School District “now has its […]

The 1948 Governor’s Race in Tennessee, Part 2

The 1948 Governor’s Race in Tennessee, Part 2

By Ray Hill As Tennessee entered the summer months of 1948, Governor Jim Nance McCord and Gordon Browning battled for the Democratic nomination to be chief executive of the state. Any campaign waged by Gordon Browning quickly became hard fought and the genteel McCord found himself hard pressed. Governor McCord had the support of Tennessee’s […]

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