Focus on the Law: Dealing with Bad Checks: Civil Court

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law When you receive a bad check it can be a major annoyance.  There are three ways to respond.  One, you can just accept the loss as a karmic lesson.  This is not my usual choice or recommendation. Two, you can attempt to collect your money through civil court.  Or […]

Karns High student to compete in Miss Tennessee Scholarship Pageant

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com Caty Davis has been participating in teen pageants for three years. Last year she was crowned Miss Knoxville’s Outstanding Teen, as well as, Knoxville’s Distinguished Young Woman, and just last fall she earned the title Miss Northwest Tennessee. “As Miss Northwest Tennessee, I won scholarship money that will help me further […]

Welcome Home!

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I have always had a sense of wanderlust.  And I have been blessed and able to exercise this passion for travel.  They say that people’s dogs often look like their masters.  My dog Jack is a feist, a terrier breed.  He really doesn’t look like me, but perhaps he has my […]

SWISH!! Give — Him — Two!

By Ralphine Major He got lots of “twos” during the 1964-65 basketball season.  His coach wishes there had been a three-point shot back then.  Leslie Spitzer, a Gibbs High senior who wore the No. 30 jersey, was one of the starting Eagles on the boys basketball team.  Former Head Coach Bob Dagley can only wonder […]

Even if it’s not at UT, Mathieu is close to a Division 1 ride

By Steve Williams There is still room in NCAA Division 1 basketball for the little man. We’ve seen plenty of good examples in this year’s postseason play. Diminutive guards Russ Smith, a 6-foot, 165-pounder, and Peyton Siva, also 6-0 but a little thicker, led Louisville to this year’s Final Four. Pierre Jackson, 5-10 senior point […]

The Tennessee Volunteers Baseball Team: Making a Difference

By Alex Norman It’s been a rough go of it for college athletics in recent weeks. From a Rutgers basketball coach videotaped throwing basketballs at his players heads while yelling gay slurs, to an Auburn football program once again accused of breaking the rules to win the 2010 BCS title, to the head of Pac-12 […]