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Legal and Public Notices for December 15, 2014

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Freda G. White Docket Number 75679-3 Notice is hereby given that on the 26th day of November, 2014, letters testamentary in respect of the Estate…

Life Lessons

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Christmas came early for me this year, though I’m not sure why.  Some years I wait and wait and wonder if I’ll ever get the Christmas…

Singing in Christmas

By Joe Rector It’s that time of year again when folks are spread too thin. So many events pull at them—school programs, shopping, get-togethers, and parties. For many, Christmas pageants…

Favorite Stories of Christmas Past

By Rosie Moore “One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. and sixty-six cents of it was in pennies.” So begins O’Henry’s short story, “The Gift of the Magi,” about…

The 5th Annual Gibbs Christmas Parade

By Ralphine Major It was a perfect day for a parade!  The December air was brisk, but the sun made an appearance—quite a contrast to last year’s downpour.  Watching the…

Focus on the Law: Filing Claims in Probate Court

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law What happens when someone who owes you money or has property that belongs to you passes away?  If you have received a notice to…

Achievement School District – Coming to a City Near You

By Sally Absher By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com It is said that as California goes, so goes the nation. What is it with the migration of bad policies from west to…

Knox County School’s Reading Problem, Part 2

By Sally Absher Two weeks ago, The Focus wrote about KCS superintendent Jim McIntyre ending the very successful Reading Recovery® program in Knox County in 2011. We highlighted Mayor Burchett’s…

Knoxville Focus for December 15, 2014

Knoxville Focus for December 15, 2014

Police Review Meeting Draws A Crowd By Focus Staff The Police Advisory and Review Committee, the city mayor and the city police department were praised and criticized last Monday evening…

Voting Rights Act of 1964 remembered

Voting Rights Act of 1964 remembered

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com An event Thursday evening at the Beck Cultural Exchange Center topped off 2014’s Knoxville’s Civil Rights series that began last February. 2014 marks 50 years since…

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