The Chalk Board, May 4, 2015

By Sally Absher A Retroactive Vote won’t make it right. After learning that Dr. McIntyre had quietly approved the KCS hiring of Broad Center Resident Christy Hendler under a matching grant agreement, BOE members Patti Bounds and Amber Rountree separately asked the Law Department if the law authorizes the Director of Schools to unilaterally approve […]

Focus on the Law: Hospital Liens

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law State law creates a hospital lien in favor of every person, firm, association, institution or governmental unit operating and maintaining a hospital in the state of Tennessee.  Hospital liens are described in Title 29, Chapter 22 of the Tennessee Code.  These liens are for all reasonable and necessary charges […]

Vols Finish Spring Practice

By Alex Norman Five weeks and 15 practices are over, and now the long wait for the 2015 season begins for Tennessee. On Saturday, April 25th, the Vols played their annual Orange & White Game in front an announced crowd (sarcastic cough) of 63,016. So what did we learn about this team after the scrimmage?  […]

A Mother’s Pride and Joy

By Ralphine Major “Her children arise up, and call her blessed” Proverbs 31:28 (KJV) Mother’s Day.  It is one of the most celebrated times of the year.  The role of a mother is special.  It is her nature to nurture and care, guide and direct, and sacrifice and pray for her children.  Her work and […]

The Story of Mother’s Day

By Rosie Moore The earliest Mother’s Day celebrations can be traced back to the spring celebrations of ancient Greece in honor of Rhea, the Mother of the Gods. During the 1600s, England celebrated a day called “Mothering Sunday” celebrated on the 4th Sunday of Lent (the 40 day period leading up to Easter), Mothering Sunday honored the […]

Mother Bird

By Joe Rector In the crook of the gutter at the corner of our deck, a robin worked diligently until she built her nest. Its position kept if out of the rain, and she found her place and began the process of hatching the eggs that held her babies. I’ve watched her for a couple […]

Worth a Dern

By Dr. Jim Ferguson   You have to be careful what you say around children. Their minds are like sponges, absorbing the world around them, even though at times it may seem difficult to get their attention. The other day I was trying to get Oakley’s attention and after several attempts he said, “Wait a […]

Legal and Public Notices for May 4, 2015

foreclosure notices   notice of SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   Sale at public auction will be on June 1, 2015 on or about 11:00AM local time, at the North door, Knox County Courthouse, Knoxville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by MALINDA S […]

Knoxville Focus for May 4, 2015

Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event Met With Great Success More than 1,000 people attended the 2015 Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event April 30-May 1 at various historic sites and downtown Knoxville. Attendees from 27 states like Colorado, New Jersey, and Texas and 40 Tennessee cities received a national, regional, and local perspective on how […]

Mayor Rogero keeping the Heartbeat of Knoxville 

By Dan Andrews   City of Knoxville Fire Chief Stan Sharp confirmed to The Knoxville Focus that the Mayor’s City budget is proposing to include twenty ‘perfect CPR machines.’ The official name of the device is the “Lucas Chest Compression System.” It is a device that performs CPR with perfection as it pumps at the […]

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