clerk said and I quote. "There's nothing here, tell Trey Stone to stope harrassing you."
I googled that name, and one of his specialties does seem to be tax sales.
I don't know what kind of hearing you have scheduled for the 16th (only 2 days from now), but it's VERY important that you make sure you either get it postponed or show up ready to do what's needed to prevent a foreclosure or other court judgment against you.
Unfortunately, the way you described the purpose of the hearing in your response to ca19lawyer2 strongly suggests you don't know what the COURT sees as the purpose of the hearing and are therefore not prepared to handle it successfully.
So please make sure either a lawyer you hire to do so, or the title company's lawyer, successfully requests a continuance (delay) long enough for everything to be worked out and documents signed.
Then make sure to get it in writing that this matter has been settled (once that's true). You were right not to rely on what people told you over the phone. Always get important promises in writing!
I suspect that this lawyer has some kind of contract that pays him per foreclosure, or per hour spent on tax enforcement, or something along those lines that makes HIM hot to trot on foreclosures that the client government doesn't necessarily want him to do.