What is perjury?

By Jedidiah Mckeehan Tennessee Code Annotated section 39-16-792 defines perjury as occurring when, (a)  A person commits an offense who, with intent to deceive: (1)  Makes a false statement, under oath; (2)  Makes a statement, under oath, that confirms the truth of a false statement previously made and the statement is required or authorized by […]

Judge Kristi Davis Joins the Court of Appeals

Judge Kristi Davis was sworn in today as Tennessee’s newest member of the Court of Appeals. She was appointed to the Court by Governor Bill Lee just over 60 days ago. Judge Davis, who has been a circuit court judge in the Sixth Judicial District in Knoxville since 2014, is the second female judge to […]

Legal and public notices for the week of August 3, 2020

COURT NOTICES   Non-Resident Notice   TO: JOE O. FRANKLIN, BETTY CAROL FRANKLIN, AND ALL KNOWN AND UNKNOWN HEIRS AND CREDITORS OF JOE O. FRANKLIN AND BETTY CAROL FRANKLIN; IN RE: ERNIE RANDOLPH v. JOE O. FRANKLIN 200310-2 IN THE CHANCERY COURT FOR KNOX COUNTY, TENNESSEE In this Cause appearing from the Complaint filed, which […]

The Knoxville Focus for August 3, 2020

The Knoxville Focus for August 3, 2020

Early voting totals higher than expected By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com Early voting ended Saturday and Knox County residents have turned out in large numbers despite the COVID-19 pandemic. “Overall, turnout has been much higher than anticipated,” Chris Davis, Administrator of the Knox County Election Commission told The Focus Friday.  He added, “We’re pleased […]

Publisher’s Positions

Publisher’s Positions

By Steve Hunley First District Congressman Tennessee voters will likely be electing a new congressman from Tennessee’s First Congressional District in a matter of days.  The First District is upper East Tennessee, running basically from Sevier County all the way to Mountain City.  To be sure I had everything straight in my head, I checked […]

Solway Veterans Memorial announced

Solway Veterans Memorial announced

By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com The construction of a new Veterans Memorial was announced Thursday morning at the Solway Baptist Church and the long-sought project had taken the efforts of many people, organizations and businesses. The Solway Veterans Memorial will consist of a wall with all six military emblems emblazed on it. When the […]

Together again, but in bigger roles at Central

Together again, but in bigger roles at Central

By Steve Williams Six years ago, Nick Craney was a budding defensive coach on Bryson Rosser’s first Central team and former McMinn County High quarterback Nathan Simbeck was assisting the Bobcats as a volunteer coach while finishing his undergraduate studies at UT. Simbeck was only at Central that 2014 season, returning home to coach quarterbacks […]

Museum of East Tennessee history reopens

“ETHS staff and board are very pleased to announce that the Museum of East Tennessee History is officially re-opened as of Saturday, August 1, 2020, which makes the East Tennessee History Center fully re-opened to the public,” said Executive Director Cherel Henderson.  “The Museum and all public programming at the History Center has been closed […]