Mission accomplished: Gibbs 36, Halls 0

Mission accomplished: Gibbs 36, Halls 0

By Steve Williams It was payback time in Corryton. After years and years of being on the other end of the score, Gibbs beat Halls 36-0 in football Friday night at Ernest Whited Stadium. It was a historic win for the Eagles, just what their coach wanted. “We went from the lowest of lows last […]

Farragut’s offense clicks against rival Bearden

Farragut’s offense clicks against rival Bearden

By Ken Lay The season has been full of offensive struggles for the Farragut High School girls soccer team but things finally clicked for the Lady Admirals Thursday night. And the timing couldn’t have been better. Farragut’s attack didn’t sputter and the result was a 6-1 victory over rival Bearden in a District 4-AAA match […]

Turn the radio up! Drama on the FM

Radio insighters are really interested in Merle FM’s owner recent post on Twitter…   Begin Facebook message…     Ron Meredith You will soon, let just say again how much I think corporate radio SUX and much it pleases me to be beating them from an old farm house on a ridge in Clinton TN. I will […]

City of Knoxille spends $54.14 per early vote!!!!

713 people voted in early elections. I received the email from Board of Elections in rapid fast and professional response time.   So 38,979.50 divided by 713 equals  $54.41 per vote! Special thanks to the open and transparent and very media friendly Board of Elections. Seriously, they were great! Email I received begins here…. The total […]

Voters Say It’s Fair For Teachers to Evaluate McIntyre

Voters Say It’s Fair For Teachers to Evaluate McIntyre

By Focus Staff Voters don’t have mixed feelings about Superintendent of Schools Jim McIntyre being evaluated by teachers.  This week’s Knoxville Focus poll posed the question, “Superintendent of School James McIntyre is proposing to allow students to evaluate teachers.  In light of this, do you think it is only fair to allow teachers to evaluate […]

Deborah Webb celebrates 20 years at Powell Florist

Deborah Webb celebrates 20 years at Powell Florist

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com “I’ve been here twenty years, and it’s all been pretty good,” florist Deborah Webb told The Focus regarding her tenure at Powell Florist and Interiors. The local flower and gift shop is celebrating its 50th year in business thanks to the expertise of employees like Webb who keep repeat customers coming […]

The Southern Gentleman: Winfield Dunn

The Southern Gentleman: Winfield Dunn

By Ray Hill Bryant Winfield Culberson Dunn was born July 1, 1927, the son of Aubert and Dorothy Dunn.  Anyone who has had the pleasure of hearing Winfield Dunn cannot help but hear the soft Southern lilt in his voice, which is a reminder of the fact Governor Dunn was born in Mississippi.  In fact, […]

Farragut sweeps Bearden to claim first place

Farragut sweeps Bearden to claim first place

By Ken Lay Farragut High School is perched atop the District 4-AAA volleyball standings and undefeated in league play. The Lady Admirals (28-4 overall, 6-0 in the district) claimed sole possession of first place with a pair of straight-set home victories at the Lynn E. Sexton Gymnasium Thursday night. Farragut opened the night with a […]

Howard adds finishing touches to Central’s first win

Howard adds finishing touches to Central’s first win

  By Steve Williams It got to be like a party on the Central side when Jeremiah Howard touched the football. Beginning with his 47-yard catch and run to the end zone with 26 seconds left in the first half, the Central sophomore running back scored five out of the seven times he got his […]