Could Recode cost you money?

Could Recode cost you money?

By Steve Hunley On Friday, June 14, Knoxville city councilman and current mayoral candidate Marshall Stair was interviewed on the WETR 92.3 FM radio program “Knoxville Morning News.” A caller asked Mr. Stair to please find out how Recode would affect residential insurance claims for fire or water damage. The caller said they had an […]

Crump Goes To Congress, I

Crump Goes To Congress, I

By Ray Hill   Edward Hull Crump, master of the machine that ruled Memphis and Shelby County for decades, held a variety of elected offices – – – Mayor of Memphis, county Trustee, but most have forgotten he was also elected to Congress.  Elective office was not essential to either Crump’s rule or ego; in […]

Character Witnesses

By Jedidiah McKeehan Occasionally when I meet with clients and we are discussing our upcoming trial, I will run through with them who we want to call as witnesses at trial.  When they mention someone, I will ask them, “What are they going to testify about?”  Sometimes they will say, “Well, they are going to […]

Verbicide

By Dr. Jim Ferguson As my readers know, I am a stickler for words. After all, words are the only tools beyond body language we have to communicate our thoughts and feelings. Mr. Webster advertises nearly a half million words in his on-line English dictionary, and I doubt this includes all the legalese, medical-ese and […]

New names

By Joe Rector It’s for sure that I’m too old to deal with high school students. Nothing could make me go back to work a five-day week teaching them; about all I can take is three days of substituting. By the end of the third day, I’m exhausted, and my patience has long been tried […]

Taking the Sunbright Loop

By Mike Steely Would you like to take a drive to someplace you’ve probably never been? Small towns in East Tennessee are often overlooked and there are several that are worth a drive. Sunbright in Morgan County is one of those places. The small town was originally called “Pine Top” and later it was known […]

Treasured Moments & Memories on Father’s Day

By Ralphine Major 25 Years! August 31, 2019, will mark a special date in the life of our family.  It will be 25 years ago on that day that our father was called to his heavenly home.  The year was 1994.  I seldom “go back” in my mind to that day when he left us, […]

Way To Go Rick Staples!

By Steve Hunley, Publisher publisher@knoxfocus.com Presently the fake news media in the State of Tennessee are trying to perpetuate the myth a Democrat in the General Assembly cannot get anything done due to the Republican super-majority dominating our legislature.  That fails to explain the remarkable success of State Representative Rick Staples, a Knoxville Democrat.  Staples […]

Thank Goodness for Martin Daniel!

Thank Goodness for Martin Daniel!

By Steve Hunley The people of Knoxville and Knox County ought to be thankful for the service of State Representative Martin Daniel.  All too often the doings of our representatives in Nashville escape our attention because local media fails to report it.  The actions of our legislative delegation in the State Capitol oftentimes has a […]

Congressman Robert Crosser of Ohio

Congressman Robert Crosser of Ohio

By Ray Hill For so many of us, members of Congress from other states are of little interest, yet so many of those faceless individuals have compelling stories and remain in the House of Representatives for decades, accruing seniority and power.  Robert Crosser served in Congress for thirty-eight years and it would likely have been […]

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