Focus Legal Notices for January 12, 2015

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Roy Coil Brooks Sr. Docket Number 75084-2 Notice is hereby given that on the 8th day of January, 2015, letters administration in respect of the Estate of Roy Coil Brooks Sr. who died Mar 5, 2014, were issued the undersigned by the Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court of […]

Focus on the Law: Same Sex Marriage

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law As of the writing of this column on January 9, 2015, it is legal in 36 U.S. states and the District of Columbia for same-sex couples to marry. How did we get here? In many conservative states like Tennessee, the state legislatures have passed laws defining and limiting marriage […]

Knoxville Focus for January 12, 2015

President Obama Visits East Tennessee By Mike Steely The quick visit to Knoxville and Clinton Friday was President Barack Obama’s first visit to Knoxville as Commander in Chief and his proposal of a nation-wide two year college education, patterned after Tennessee’s Promise, was well received by local citizens. President Obama, joined in the visit […]

The Amazing Hen House

By Ralphine Major It felt like I was stepping back in time as I walked inside.  In a way, I was.  I had only seen Becky once since our high school days in band.  Two and a half years ago, I saw her at the Wrights’ 70th Anniversary (Focus 9-4-12).  She had made cupcakes decorated […]

KCS Board of Education Wants to Go to the Dance

By Sally Absher Cha-ching. That is the sound of the Knox County Schools Board of Education spending more of your tax dollars. At last Monday’s Work Meeting, Dr. McIntyre, in his Superintendent’s Report, laid out his plan to address the substitute teacher shortage. This is a legitimate concern. Some schools in the district have had […]

Cantrell answers call to combat human trafficking

By Ken Lay Pam Cantrell received a call from a higher power approximately two years ago and it was a call she felt compelled to answer. So her company, Cantrell’s Heating & Air became a sponsor for the annual Run 4 Their Lives 5K run and 1-Mile Walk in 2014. The second annual Run 4 […]

Balanced scoring nets win for Rebels

By Ken Lay West High School boys basketball coach Chris Kesler saw his young Rebels do exactly what he wanted Friday night. West boasted a balanced scoring attack and the result was a 79-64 District 4-AAA home victory over Hardin Valley Academy. “We have a young team and sometimes, we have good nights and sometimes […]

Powell gives reins to offensive-minded Ellison

By Steve Williams For years, Rodney Ellison has been close to football one way or another. The 11 years between graduating from Campbell County High School in 1996 and Tusculum College in 2007 included raising a young family and football for Ellison, Powell High’s newest new head coach. Barely out of high school, where he […]

Thirty apply for MPC Director Eight

By Mike Steely The search for a new Executive Director of the Metropolitan Planning Commission took a step last week. December 31st was the deadline for applications and now the selection got to a search committee made up of people chosen by Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett.   Committee members […]