Gibbs erupts in second half for win over Scott County

Gibbs erupts in second half for win over Scott County

By Ken Lay Gibbs High School’s football team used a big second half to run past Scott County Friday night in a season-opening road victory. Eagles senior quarterback Jay Cade ran for three touchdowns and threw for another to lead Gibbs to a 41-14 victory over the Highlanders. “We felt like our kids responded well […]

Cherokees Trap Beavers Again

Cherokees Trap Beavers Again

By Curtis Trotter Resilience is an asset most coaches love to have late in any football season. Bouncing back from deficits is huge to a team that has play-off intentions. Friday night at Karns High School, South Doyle head coach Clark Duncan experienced that same asset in week zero of play when his Cherokees not […]

Two-thirds of Voters Oppose Survey

Two-thirds of Voters Oppose Survey

By Focus Staff Voters were asked the question, “Knox County Commissioner Mike Hammond has proposed using county tax dollars to conduct an employee survey of Knox County school teachers.  Do you think this is an appropriate use of county tax dollars?” A little over two-thirds of voters opposed the notion of using county funds to […]

Mike McMillan Pleased By Ritta Traffic Improvements

Mike McMillan Pleased By Ritta Traffic Improvements

By Focus Staff Ritta Elementary School has long been plagued by traffic problems for those parents picking up and dropping off children. For years Washington Pike has been clogged with traffic at the peak times for when school opens in the morning and closes during the late afternoon. Mike McMillan, the Eighth District’s representative on […]

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 12

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 12

By Ray Hill E. H. Crump, leader of the Shelby County political machine, had been bitterly disappointed by his favored candidate for the 1936 gubernatorial nomination, Gordon Browning.  Crump and U. S. Senator Kenneth McKellar had disagreed over the gubernatorial candidates, causing a momentary lapse in their alliance.  Crump had demonstrated his mastery of Memphis […]

Flip the Switch at Boomsday to help South Knoxville businesses

Flip the Switch at Boomsday to help South Knoxville businesses

Boomsday is celebrating its 25th Anniversary next month and fireworks are not the only thing that will light up the sky.  An exciting announcement was made last Thursday as officials from the City of Knoxville, Reily Foods, Knox Heritage, and Visit Knoxville announced that the iconic JFG sign is returning to the South Knoxville waterfront […]

Eagles Look to Soar High in 2012

Eagles Look to Soar High in 2012

By Curtis Trotter Size has seemed to be a problem for the Seymour Eagles during the last few seasons. Not only are they the smallest school that competes in District 2-AAA student-wise, but the offensive and defensive lines have had to battle fearlessly in the trenches against bigger schools like Sevier Co., Jefferson Co., Morristown […]