Focus on the Law: Foreclosures

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law When you purchase real property and finance part of the purchase price you will usually sign a promissory note and a deed of trust.   The promissory note is the promise to pay.  The deed of trust document places the legal title to the real property in a trustee to […]

Publisher's Position The Truth About the Sentinel’s Obsession

By Steve Hunley, Publisher publisher@knoxfocus.com Ever since The Knoxville Focus started a weekly poll, the Knoxville News-Sentinel has been obsessed about our new feature. Within days of the first poll, Sentinel columnist Georgianna Vines was burning up my phone to quiz me about the poll. I was surprised the Sentinel would be interested in covering another […]

KAAR donates over 200 backpacks to area youth

KAAR donates over 200 backpacks to area youth

By Tasha Mahurin tasha@knoxfocus.com “This is the third year we have been invited to join Youth Villages in this effort, and we appreciate the opportunity to support them as well as the hundreds of local families they work with in an effort to help those families stay together,” Carleen Palmer with The Knoxville Area Association […]

A Tale of Tennessee and the FBI: Senator K. D. McKellar and J. Edgar Hoover

A Tale of Tennessee and the FBI:  Senator K. D. McKellar and J. Edgar Hoover

By Ray Hill Francis Biddle, was Attorney General of the United States under President Franklin D. Roosevelt and noted Tennessee’s Senator Kenneth D. McKellar could be “obstinate” and “vindictive”, but was careful to note McKellar was “shrewd”. Biddle also added that McKellar “never forgot”. It was McKellar’s long memory that caused the Tennessean to bedevil […]

New coaches are trying to put Roadrunners back on winning track

New coaches are trying to put Roadrunners back on winning track

By Steve Williams There’s a lot of newness in Austin-East High’s football program. It begins with Jeff Phillips, the Roadrunners’ new head coach, and continues with the entire varsity coaching staff, in which eight of its nine members are new. Only Anthony McAlister, defensive coordinator and linebackers coach, was on the A-E staff last season. […]

Great blogs think alike!

Last week I commented about Sara Skinner’s amazing latest performance at TeenHoot  on July 26th.  Well, I wasn’t the only person blogging about how impressed I was with her performance as an artist.  The good people at The Huffington Post wrote an amazing blog about her latest Youtube video collaboration with Kurt Hugo Schneider on the same […]