Exclusive! World's Top Electronic Privacy Experts Speak With Knox Focus About SCOTUS Ruling

In a groundbreaking decision on cell phone privacy, the court set powerful limits for police searches of cell phones, ruling in two consolidated cases that law enforcement must get a warrant before accessing the data on an arrested person’s cell phone.  The Supreme Court unanimously ruled yesterday that police must obtain a warrant before searching […]


 The City of Knoxville’s Festival on the 4th will be celebrating its third decade next week, while another younger tradition – the third annual Patriotic Bike Parade on Market Square – sets the mood, starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 26.   Participants will begin lining up for the parade at 6:15 p.m. on Union […]


After a long weekend on the road with four games in three cities, the Force and Lady Force will return to Knoxville to play their last doubleheader of the season together Friday, June 27. As usual, the women’s match will kick off at 5 p.m. and the men will follow at 7:30 p.m. at Regal […]


Former University of Tennessee basketball player Bobby Maze will host the 2nd Annual BMaze Celebrity Basketball Game on June 28, 2014, at the Knoxville Convention Center.   Tip-Off is at 6:00 p.m. A special fanfare will open at 3:00 p.m. and will feature interactive games and exhibits from vendors.   Proceeds will benefit The Pat […]

Legal and Public Notices for July 23, 2014

  WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated November 3, 2009, executed by JOHN CISNEROS AND NORMA MIREYA CISNEROS, conveying certain real property therein described to CHICAGO TITLE INSURANCE CO, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Knox […]

Veterans reunite on anniversary of Korean invasion

Korean War military veterans of East Tennessee will hold their annual reunion luncheon Wednesday, June 25th at noon at the Golden Corral restaurant at 6612 Clinton Highway, in the Crowne Point Plaza. This event recognizes the actual day of the 1950 invasion of South Korea, and the allied support of the U.S. Military. Event organizer […]

Edward Hull Crump: The Boss, Part III

By Ray Hill Henry Horton had won reelection as governor in 1930, but within days the landscape of Tennessee politics was forever altered.  Both Horton and his closest political adviser , Luke Lea, were made politically impotent when Caldwell and Company, one of the biggest banking concerns in the South, failed.  Rogers Caldwell had been […]

Rollins takes unselfish path to success at South-Doyle

By Steve Williams Brody Rollins has been a three-sport athlete at South-Doyle throughout his high school career, but with just one year to go and having a goal of earning a college football scholarship, he admitted last week he had thought of cutting back and focusing on football. “It’s crossed my mind,” he said, “to […]

Karns Gold Smith’s

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Jamie Smith is surrounded by family in his Gold Smiths store at 7811 Oak Ridge Highway in Karns. His dad and mom, Mickey and Faye, help out in the store as does his sister Mellissa.  Jamie’s wife, Jacqueline, says she lends moral support. The Smiths buy and sell all kinds of […]