CAK remains perfect despite Cade’s heroics

CAK remains perfect despite Cade’s heroics

By Ken Lay Gibbs High School’s football team got stellar performance from quarterback Jay Cade Friday night. But it wasn’t quite enough as Christian Academy of Knoxville held on and nabbed a 42-33 victory over Gibbs in Corryton. CAK, the defending Class 3A State Champion, darted to a 20-0 lead in the second quarter before […]

Voters tell what they would do with surplus

Voters tell what they would do with surplus

By Focus Staff Likely voters were asked the question, “Knox County government has projected a surplus at the end of this fiscal year $24.2 million dollars.  In your opinion how should the money be allocated?”  Voters were given the choice of “Spend it on capital projects,” “Put it in the rainy day fund,” “Pay down […]

The 1972 Gibbs Eagles

The 1972 Gibbs Eagles

By Ralphine Major “Ken Sparks will always be an inspiration for me. His high expectations for me were no less than those of my parents, in regards to my work ethic and achievement of personal goals.” These glowing remarks about Coach Sparks were made by John Anderson. As a freshman, John played safety on defense […]

FCAC’s New Clay Program and Leather Workshop

FCAC’s New Clay Program and Leather Workshop

By Sylvia Williams Is there a frustrated sculptor or potter lurking just beneath your calm exterior? If so, now is the perfect time to enroll in a class at the Fountain City Art Center. The Center has just added four new classes: Clay Busts, Clay Figures, Advanced Wheel Pottery, and Advanced Hand Building. Two new […]

Recalling preps of the past in our area

Recalling preps of the past in our area

By Steve Williams Once upon a time, Golden Bears romped atop the ridge above Lonsdale. Panthers snarled in other areas besides Powell. In fact, some were on the prowl in East Knoxville, not very far from downtown. A little farther east, there used to be battles between Mountaineers and Warriors, sometimes taking place close to […]

Trainor In Trouble In South Knox

Trainor In Trouble In South Knox

By Focus Staff Pam Trainor, South Knoxville’s member of the Knox County Board of Education appears to be in trouble as she approaches her reelection bid in 2014. Our survey this week asked South Knoxville residents, “During the recent Knox County budget process, South Knox School Board member Pam Trainor strongly supported increasing Knox County […]

Tony Norman selected as new Commission Chair

Tony Norman selected as new Commission Chair

R. Larry Smith named Vice-Chair By Focus Staff After two years as Vice Chairman of the Knox County Commission, Brad Anders was poised to assume the full Chairmanship following Mike Hammond’s decision to step down. Anders had every reason to believe the transition would be a smooth one; he had the open or tacit support […]